29 Quotes to help Inspire Your Photography

A few of our favourite quotes from our favourite photographers

29 Quotes to help Inspire Your Photography

We’ve collated just a few of our favourite quotes from our favourite photographers.

Hope you enjoy them and take some inspiration with you.
Thanks 🙂 Mark

“Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks he speaks”
~ Philip-Lorca diCorcia

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
~ Ansel Adams

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
~ Karl Lagerfeld

“Wherever there is light, one can photograph.”
~ Alfred Stieglitz

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
~ Ansel Adams

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
~ Ted Grant

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
~ Diane Arbus

“The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.”
~ Anne Geddes

“Only photograph what you love.”
~ Tim Walker

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
~ Dorothea Lange

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

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
~ Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Earth from Above

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
~ Ansel Adams

“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

“Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.”
~ Ansel Adams

“Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
~ Alfred Stieglitz

“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

“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”
~ Susan Sontag, On Photography

“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
~ Elliott Erwitt

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”
~ Diane Arbus

“A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
~ Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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

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

“One of the risks of appearing in public is the likelihood of being photographed.”
~ Diane Arbus

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
~ Alfred Eisenstaedt

“Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.”
~ Berenice Abbott

“I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.”
~ Ellen Von Unwerth

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

“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