Quotes About Photography

22 Quotes About Photography

It is really important for photographers to stay motivated for their long term growth. Inspirational quotes about photography might keep a photographer motivated in their passion. Inspiration helps a photographer to practice more and overcome challenges and working hard to get a great quality image.

Different kinds of photographers find their passion in different ways. Some photographers start snapping photos with toy cameras during their childhood, some starts taking pictures in a cell phone, some watch animal photography where they got to admire the patience of a wildlife photographer. All these things might make a person fell passionate about photography.

However, to keep all the photographers and the beginner level photographers inspired we have some inspiring collection of quotes about photography. Feel free to check them.

Quotes About Photography


Quotes About Photography

 

  1. “If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.”– Edward Weston
  2. “I guess I’ve shot about 40,000 negatives and of these I have about 800 pictures I like.”– Harry Callahan 
  3. “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”-Henri Cartier-Bresson
  4. “There’s a time when people say your work is revolutionary, but you have to keep being revolutionary. I can’t keep shooting pop stars all my life. You have to keep changing, keep pushing yourself, looking for the new, the unusual.”- Rankin
  5. “What I have learnt and what I teach now is all about experimentation and learning to pick yourself up and try again when you fall down.”– Lara Jade 
  6. “A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.”– Arnold Newman 
  7. “It doesn’t matter if you’re photographing a porter in a market in Marrakech or you’re photographing the king of Morroco. You have the same sympathetic approach to everybody. You be nice to everybody, basically.”– Albert Watson
  8. “If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”– Eve Arnold
  9. “I shutter to think how many people are underexposed and lacking depth in this field.”– Rick Steves
  10. “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
  11. “You know, I really don’t think you learn from teachers. You learn from work. I think what you learn, really, is how to be- you have to be your own toughest critic, and you only learn that from work, from seeing work.”– Garry Winogrand 
  12. “I don’t think there’s any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent.”– Imogen Cunningham
  13. “There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don’t be bitter because you can’t record it. Sit down, drink it in, and enjoy it for what it is!”– DeGriff
  14. “I fell in love with the process of taking pictures, with wandering around finding things. To me it feels like a kind of performance. The picture is a document of that performance.”– Alec Soth
  15. “A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery, such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.”– Galen Rowell
  16. “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”– Cecil Beaton
  17. “Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.”– William Klein
  18. “I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.”– Ken Burns
  19. “Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.”– Berenice Abbott
  20. “The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.”— Susan Meiselas
  21. “It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.”– David Bailey
  22. “It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like; it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”– Paul Caponigro

Quotes About Photography


Are These Quotes Worthy To Inspire?

 

As you have gone through our 22 quotes about photography, we believe that the photographer who has spared their valuable time reading the quotes will keep up their spirit through connecting with our inspiring quotes. We have collected these inspirational quotes so that the photographers won’t feel low if they are struggling to reach their goals.

We hope these quotes will help them to rediscover their passion and bring interest in photography. Photographers click with their cameras and express their emotions through a photograph. Photography is not a skill, it’s a life or a passion for the photographers.
Normal people will not understand that. Photographers always look for opportunities to put a value on their work. So that people can admire their creativity.

Sharing the wisdom quotes which has been said by many famous photographers will give hope to the new photographers, as we believe each photographer has their own unique ways to portray their work. Let us know in the comment who is your photographers and which photography quotes inspired you the most to stick with your photography career and struggles.