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85+ Photography Quotes

Photography defines the art or practice of taking and processing photographs. Photography is one of the best human invention and passion. Photos can talk. Images capture the moment and let us enjoy the scenario again and again. Below this is a awesome collection of 85+ photography quotes and sayings.

1. Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. Edward Steichen
2. Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures. Elliott Erwitt
3. Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. Ansel Adams
4. Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. Henri Cartier-Bresson
5. The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset. Catherine Opie
6. Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange
7. Photography must be integrated with the story. James Wong Howe
8. Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work. Martin Parr
9. In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. Alfred Stieglitz
10. Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That's the thing about painting, photography, cinema. David Lynch
11. 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
12. Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees. Paul Strand
13. If you want to be a photographer, first leave home” Steve McCurry
14. Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second. Jean-Luc Godard
15. Photography helps people to see. Berenice Abbott
16. In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people. James Wilson
17. First you study photography, then you practice photography, then you serve photography, and finally one becomes photography. Ralph Gibson
18. I found that photography was a great way of relaxing on the set. Jeff Bridges
19. What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. John Berger
20. My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. Steve McCurry
21. Photography has always been capable of manipulation. Joel Sternfeld
22. Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness. W. Eugene Smith
23. Photography has always been about capturing light. Om Malik
24. I have always found photography magical, and became more taken with it whilst modeling. Hanneli Mustaparta
25. Essentially what photography is is life lit up. Sam Abell
26. Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself. Berenice Abbott
27. I still need the camera because it is the only reason anyone is talking to me. Annie Leibovitz
28. “The photograph is an undeniably powerful medium. Free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time.” Steve McCurry
29. People criticized me for my photography. They said it's not art. David Hockney
30. I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell. Edvard Munch
31. You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth. Annie Leibovitz
32. You don't take a photograph, you make it. Ansel Adams
33. I just love the world of photography. Brooke Burke
34. Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dare. Bill Brandt
35. A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed. Ansel Adams
36. Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing. Layne Staley
37. Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate, and that is an aspect that I have to puncture. I do that by showing the world as I really find it. Martin Parr
38. A very subtle difference can make the picture or not. Annie Leibovitz
39. A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. Ansel Adams
40. Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be. Duane Michals
41. Everyone keeps asking you for pictures, and after a while you get tired of that. I always say, They are in the archives. Annie Leibovitz
42. I never really learned photography. Abbas Kiarostami
43. A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people. Annie Leibovitz
44. Of course, I won't be abandoning photography, because it is my life. Sebastiao Salgado
45. All painters are interested in photography to a certain extent. David Hockney
46. My lens of choice was always the 35 mm. It was more environmental. You can't come in closer with the 35 mm. Annie Leibovitz
47. A good photograph is knowing where to stand. Ansel Adams
48. Photography, painting or poetry - those are just extensions of me, how I perceive things; they are my way of communicating. Viggo Mortensen
49. Whatever respect photography may once have deserved is now superfluous in view of its own superfluity. Will Self
50. As much as I love music, in my mind, photography is what makes me the happiest - that's for sure. Julian Lennon
51. Photography is my passion. Whenever I get time, I click. Shaheer Sheikh
52. The whole nature of photography has changed with the advent of a camera in everybody's hand. Sally Mann
53. Photography seduces us into thinking we can believe photographs, whereas we can't really believe that a picture can tell us any kind of truth at all. Alison Jackson
54. Photography started as a means of getting reference material for my paintings of nature subjects. Nigel Dennis
55. Photography can be a volatile situation. It can be very potent. Platon
56. I feel very proud of the work from the '80s because it is very bright and colorful. Annie Leibovitz
57. The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography. Alberto Korda
58. For me, pointing and clicking my phone is absolutely fine. People say that isn't the art of photography but I don't agree. Annie Lennox
59. I love to paint, do ceramics, photography. I got a lot of side things that I like to do. Jeff Bridges
60. Richard Avedon is a true genius of photography and one of the greatest artists of our time. Donatella Versace
61. Photography is more about money now but then so are most things. David Bailey
62. Photography led me to experiment in graphic work and, actually, painting. William Klein
63. Photography is a very important part of my life. Conrad Hall
64. The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance. Ansel Adams
65. What has stayed true all the way through my work is my composition, I hope, and my sense of color. Annie Leibovitz
66. With photography, I always think that it's not good enough. Lynsey Addario
67. There are some elements of digital photography that I don't really like, such as the fact that you see the results immediately. Anton Corbijn
68. Photography is, by its nature, exploitative. It's whether you use this process with a sense of responsibility or not. I feel that I do so. My conscience is clear. Martin Parr
69. Photography, for me, is something I can control fully. It's wholly my own expressions. Mia Wasikowska
70. Flash photography can be horrible. In the hands of an expert who knows how to bounce all that searing bright light in the right direction, it may make an impossible picture workable. David Hewson
71. Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. Henri Cartier-Bresson
72. The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt. Henri Cartier-Bresson
73. In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv. Henri Cartier-Bresson
74. A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera. Dorothea Lange
75. The visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. Dorothea Lange
76. My son does a little photography, but he's not involved the way I was. Kim Weston
77. I believe in living with the camera, and not using the camera. Dorothea Lange
78. Photography can be a powerful instrument for change, and photojournalists can tell stories that make a difference. Brian Skerry
79. There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement. Galen Rowell
80. Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange
81. The pictures are there, and you just take them. Robert Capa
83. I had been teaching myself photography. Ree Drummond
84. If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough. Robert Capa
85. I was obsessed from the moment I took my first photograph. I wanted to make photography my career. Giles Duley
86. People who are new to photography always pull their subjects directly into the sun, which is the most unflattering light in the world. Scott Kelby
87. The problem of direct colour photography has been facing us since the turn of the last century. Gabriel Lippmann
88. Photography imitates everything and expresses nothing. Honoré Daumier

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