Photography quotes

Why people use quotes?

Quotations are used for a variety of reasons: to illuminate the meaning or to support the arguments of the work in which it is being quoted, to provide direct information about the work being quoted (whether in order to discuss it, positively or negatively), to pay homage to the original work or author, to make the user of the quotation seem well-read, and/or to comply with copyright law. Quotations are also commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader.

Photography quotes you might want to remember

It is good to learn from photography masters, get experience and motivation. So I have collected some useful photography quotes, which you might want to know. Take cup of tea or coffee, sit back and relax.

photography quotes

photography quotes for inspiration and motivation


“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln


“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
– Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams


“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson


“People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they’re doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.”
– Erica O’Rourke

Erica O'Rourke

Erica O’Rourke


“Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.”
– Joe McNally

Joe-McNally

Joe-McNally


“I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”
– Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus


“A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.”
– Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot


“Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.”
– Tony Benn

Tony Benn

Tony Benn


“It’s often about the simple things, isn’t it? Painting and photography are first about seeing, they say. Writing is about observing. Technique is secondary. Sometimes the simple is the most difficult.”
– Linda Olsson

Linda Olsson

Linda Olsson


“With my wedding photography business, I want repeat customers. So hooray for divorce! That’s why I take lots of pictures—of cheating spouses.”
– Jarod Kintz

Jarod Kintz

Jarod Kintz


“Collect moments rather than things. Moments get away.”
― Matthew Knisely

Matthew Knisely

Matthew Knisely


“My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.”
― Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton


“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!”
― Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams


“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
– Imogen Cunningham

Imogen-Cunningham

Imogen-Cunningham


“Photographers feel guilty because all they do for a living is push a button.”
– Andy Warhol

Andy-Warhol

Andy-Warhol


“An image takes a moment to capture but the memory lasts a lifetime.”
– Phil Rogers

Phil Rogers

Phil Rogers


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