Photographer Quotes

Photographer quotes


We know how sometimes as a photographer it’s easy to start feeling a little uninspired. Reading amazing photographer quotes from some of the best photographers in the world usually helps us get out of a creative rut. There is just something about reading a quote that captures our love for photography that reminds the importance of documenting moments with our cameras.


Here’s a selection of Weddit’s favorite most inspirational quotes for photographers.


· “In photography, there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.” -August Sander

· “You don’t take a photograph, you make it” ­-Ansel Adams

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

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

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

· “To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”– Henri Cartier-Bresson

· “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” – Lewis Hine

· “In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.”– Henri Cartier-Bresson

· “When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.”– Annie Leibovitz

· “My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” – Steve McCurry

· “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see            and everything to do with the way you see them.”– Elliott Erwitt

· “Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”– Peter Adams

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

· “There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.”  – Robert Heinecken

· “There is one thing the photograph must contain – the humanity of the moment.” – Robert Frank

· “Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” – Diane Arbus

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

· “A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a persons life that reveal greater truths.” – Anon

· “Kodak sells film, but they don’t advertise film; they advertise memories.” – Theodore Levitt

· “Once the amateur’s naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt

· “Photography is a means by which we learn to see the ordinary.” – David Bailey

· “Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.” – Bill Brandt





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