“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes on Photography quotes

70+ Best Photography Quotes For Photographers in 2022

Below you’ll find a listing of the 70 Best Photography Quotes. We’ve compiled a list of most popular “Best Photography Quotes.”

Best Photography Quotes 

1). “When I photograph I make love.” – Alfred Stieglitz

“When I photograph I make love.” – Alfred Stieglitz

2). “There is one thing the photo must contain – the humanity of the moment.” – Robert Frank

3). “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams

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

5). “If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

6). “The thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” – Annie Leibovitz

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

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

8).  “There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”  – Ernst Haas

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

10). “A photograph is like a recipe memory of the finished dish.” – Carrie Latet

11). “The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.” – William Thackeray

12). “Photography is a love affair with life.” Burk Uzzle

Photography quotes about memories 

13). “A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” – E. Welty

14). “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes

“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” – Katie Thurmes on Photography quotes

15). “Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence.” – Eadweard Muybridge

16). “Capture every moment as if it’s  your last.”

17). “A memory is a photograph taken by the heart to make a special moment last forever.”

18). “A photograph is something you can look at and remember the old times.”

19). “A photograph captures a moment for eternity.”

20). “A picture is worth a thousand words, but the memories are priceless.”

21). “Photography is the art of making memories tangible.” – Destin Sparks

“Photography is the art of making memories tangible.” – Destin Sparks

22). “Sometimes I wish I could go back to my childhood and capture all those happy memories.” 

23). “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud

24). Thanks to photography, some memories overstay their welcome.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana 

Nature photography quotes

25). “It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

26). “In nature, light creates color. In the picture, color creates the light.”

27). Nature is painting for us, day after day, a picture of infinite beauty.”

28). “Actually, it’s nature itself that creates the most beautiful pictures, I’m only choosing the perspective.” – Katja Michael

“Actually, it’s nature itself that creates the most beautiful pictures, I’m only choosing the perspective.” – Katja Michael

29). “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams

30). “A camera is just a medium to capture what you have in your vision, and vision is something that cannot be bought.” ― Neeraj Agnihotri

31). “Nature never goes out of style.”

32). “There is something marvelous in all things nature.” – Aristotle

33). “Photography is like exploring a new dimension, only I can go there but I can show you where I’ve been.”

34). “Road trips will inevitably offer amazing vistas and breathtaking views. Shooting through the windshield can yield surprising results.” – Tracey Clark

35). “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

“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

36). “The earth is art, the photographer is only a witness.” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Wedding photography quotes

37). “It is a profound honor as a photographer to witness two people falling in love.” – Jesh de Rox

38). “Frozen in time, captured in memories, filled in passion, she melted in love before his eyes.” – Luffina Lourduraj

39). “Just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should!” – Bill Collins

40). “The most important thing at a wedding is to photograph the bride. The second most important thing is not to forget the groom.” – Alix Reuters

41). “If you force it and you keep looking for moments then you’ll end up shooting what you think the wedding should look like rather than actual moments that are unfolding in front of you.” – Joe Buissink

42). “The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.” – William Lyon Phelps

“The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.” – William Lyon Phelps

43). “Just remember…the cake gets eaten, the flowers will die, but wedding photos will last forever.”

44). “We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” – Ralph Hattersley

45). “If I can dig deeper and show more of who people are, aside from it being a wedding day, then I feel I’ve succeeded. Usually, at the end of the night, that comes out. The party’s over, and they one hundred percent become themselves.” – Tyler Wirken

46). “This photo was taken *before* I started crying.”

Photography quotes for Instagram

47). “Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”

48). “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

“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

49). “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind 

50). “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange

51). “And most of my early pictures failed but about one in a 100 somehow looked better than what I saw.” – Galen Rowell

52). “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.”

53). “The pictures are there, and you just take them.” – Robert Capa

54). “Everyone takes pictures, so you need to have your own opinion.” – René Burri

“Everyone takes pictures, so you need to have your own opinion.” – René Burri

55). “There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas

56). “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” — Andy Warhol

57). “If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.” Bruce Gilden

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

Inspirational photography quotes 

59). “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” – Ansel Adams

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

61). “I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.” ― Nan Goldin

62). “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” – Paul Strand

63). “With creating, we are literally bringing something into existence that didn’t exist before.” – Montana Dennis

“With creating, we are literally bringing something into existence that didn’t exist before.” – Montana Dennis

64). “I believe photographers should shoot what they want, not shoot what they get.” Roberto Valenzuela

65). “In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.” – James Wilson

66). “It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

67). “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

68). “Photography is an art of teleporting the past into the future.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

69). “Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even if it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.” – William Klein

70). “The desire to discover, the desire to move, to capture the flavor, three concepts that describe the art of photography.” — Helmut Newton

“The desire to discover, the desire to move, to capture the flavor, three concepts that describe the art of photography.” — Helmut Newton

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