Photography Quotes

Here is just a small list of quotes that I enjoy on or about photography…..

1.“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph” – Andre Kertesz
2.“ You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams
3.“ Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment. – Elliott Erwitt
4.“Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.” – William Klein
5.“If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa
6.”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 Sussman
7. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still” – Dorothea Lange
8. “I like photographs which leave something to the imagination” – Fay Godwin
9. “No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.” ~ Robert Adams
10. “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph”. – Matt Hardy
11.You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams
12.Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy
13. A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen
14. “Notebook. No photographer should be without one!” -Ansel Adams
15. “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
16. “I shutter to think how many people are underexposed and lacking depth in this field.” – Rick Steves,
17.Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” – Ansel Adams
18. “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” -Robert Capa
19. “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” -Ansel Adams
20. “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
21. “Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham
22. “For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It’s that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom.” – John Sexton
23. When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes.  But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!  ~Ted Grant
24. A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.  ~Ansel Adams
25. There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer.  ~Ansel Adams
26. The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.  ~W. Eugene Smith
27. I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.  ~Author Unknown
28. A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.  ~Eudora Welty
29. The camera can photograph thought.  ~Dirk Bogarde
30. I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.  ~William Albert Allard, “The Photographic Essay”
31. There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.  ~Ansel Adams
32. No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.  ~Edward Steichen
33. 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

These are just a few of the photography quotes that I enjoy.  Please feel free to add more.

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