Photography Quotes

Photography Quotes

Photography Quotes

  • Photography is the story I fail to put into words.
  • When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Photography Quotes
Photography Quotes
  • In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
  • There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.
  • Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.
  • 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.
  • We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.
  • A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.
  • You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.
  • Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.
  • A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
  • 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.
  • The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.
  • Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.
  • To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in 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.
  • The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.
  • If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.
  • A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a persons life that reveal greater truths.
  • “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
  • Essentially what photography is is life lit up.
  • I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.
  • I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.
  • Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
  • Once you learn to care, you can record images with your mind or on film. There is no difference between the two.
  • Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
  • The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.
  • If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.
  • There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
  • A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
  • The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.
  • One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.
  • What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
  • A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.
  • Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.
  • 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.
  • You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
  • When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.
  • I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
  • I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.
  • All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
  • Today everything exists to end in a photograph.
  • I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs.
  • I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.




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