Photography Quotes and Sayings

A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
– Salman Rushdie

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.
Abraham Lincoln

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.
– Eudora Welty

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

What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
– Karl Lagerfeld

One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style.


The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
-Henri Cartier Bresson

I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help.
-Ruth Bernhard

Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner.

The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
-Harold Evans

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
John Steinbeck

No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
-Edward Steichen

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
Ansel Adams

The camera can photograph thought.
-Dirk Bogarde

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

A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.
Ansel Adams

You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
Ambrose Bierce

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