Photography Quotes and Sayings

A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said “I love your pictures – they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.” He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: “That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.”

A camera is a “Save” button for the mind’s eye.
– Roger Kingston

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
Ansel Adams

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Ansel Adams

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
Ansel Adams

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

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


Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
– Elliott Erwitt

Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.

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

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

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

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.
Ansel Adams

Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
– David Alan Harvey

I am not a photographer , I am a canon owner !!!
– Walaa WalkademAgmal


For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.
– Diane Arbus

A picture is worth a thousand words. But dollars would be better.

Submitted by: Ashim on April 2, 2017

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

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

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

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
– Tony Benn

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Ansel Adams

is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
Ansel Adams

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
Ansel Adams


A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
– Brigitte Bardot

Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer.
– Walter De Mulder

Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
– Alfred Stieglitz

The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness.
– Yann Arthus Bertrand

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

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