20 Must-Read Quotes by Photographers to Inspire the Photographer in You

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Photography can capture everything from raw emotions to the beauty of nature. It has a remarkable ability to freeze time and evoke emotions by telling stories without uttering a single word. Quotes by photographers incorporate the essence and spirit of every photographer. Each of these quotes sheds light on perspectives, technical skills, and profound observations that come together to create stunning visual narratives. You should read these quotes by photographers if you are seeking some motivation. 

  1. “In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
Alfred Stieglitz
  1. “When words become unclear, I shall focus on photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
Unknown
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  1. “If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.”
Edward Weston
  1. “Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.”
Duane Michals
  1. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
Dorothea Lange
  1. “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
Dorothea Lange
  1. “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
Karl Lagerfeld
  1. “Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who sees.”
Paul Strand
  1. “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
  1. “A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
Annie Leibovitz
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  1. “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
Marc Riboud
  1. “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!”
Ansel Adams
  1. “It’s a world, someone’s face. When I capture it, I see the future of the world.”
Malick Sidibé
  1. “The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”
Scott Lorenzo
  1. “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
Andy Warhol
  1. “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
Ansel Adams
  1. “A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed.”
Richard Avedon
20 Best Quotes by Photographers to Inspire the Photographer in You | CIO Women Magazine
  1. “Photographers mistake the emotion they feel while taking the photo as a judgment that the photograph is good.”
Garry Winogrand
  1. “There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
Ernst Haas
  1. “Photographers stop photographing subjects too soon before they have exhausted the possibilities.”
Dorothea Lange

Images have the power to convey emotions without even directly speaking about them. We hope these quotes by photographers inspire you in your journey to becoming a better photographer. You can keep them to increase focus on your passion for photography. 

Also Read: Tips For Creating A Business From Your Passion

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