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These aren’t my quotes — they’re a collection of the words of wisdom I’ve collected over the years from some of the greatest photographers. If there are any errors on this page or you’d like to offer a quote to add to it, please tweet me, @theLightMatters, and let me know 🙂

Photography is the story I fail to put into words -- Destin Sparks #photography #quote Click To Tweet When words are unclear, I shall focus with pictures. When images are inadequate, I'll be content with silence --… Click To Tweet When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear #photography #quote Click To Tweet In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality -- Alfred Stieglitz #photography… Click To Tweet Wherever there is light, one can photograph -- Alfred Stieglitz #photography #quote Click To Tweet There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment -- Robert Frank #photography #quote Click To Tweet Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography is a way of feeling, touching, loving. What you've caught on film is captured forever -- Aaron Siskind… Click To Tweet We make photographs to understand what our lives mean to us -- Ralph Hattersley #photography #quote Click To Tweet A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people -- Annie Leibovitz… Click To Tweet What makes #photography a strange invention is that its primary ingredients are light and time -- John Berger #quote Click To Tweet You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going… Click To Tweet A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it -- Edward Steichen #photography #quote Click To Tweet 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… Click To Tweet The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do -- Andy Warhol #photography… Click To Tweet Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies -- Diane Arbus… Click To Tweet Photographs open a door into the past, but they also allow a look at the future -- Sally Mann #photography #quote Click To Tweet To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve… Click To Tweet The picture you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality -- Scott Lorenzo… Click To Tweet If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a… Click To Tweet A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a persons life that reveal greater truths… Click To Tweet Photography has nothing to do with cameras -- Lucas Gentry #photography #quote Click To Tweet The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera -- Dorothea Lange #photography #quote Click To Tweet Essentially what photography is, is life lit up -- Sam Abell #photography #quote Click To Tweet I don’t trust words. I trust pictures -- Gilles Peress #photography #quote Click To Tweet I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them -- Diane Arbus #photography #quote Click To Tweet Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second -- Marc Riboud #photography #quote Click To Tweet Once you learn to care, you can record images with your mind or on film. There is no difference between the two… Click To Tweet Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art -- Ambrose Bierce #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second -- Jean-Luc Godard #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still -- Dorothea Lange #photography #quote Click To Tweet The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much… Click To Tweet If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment -- Linda McCartney #photography #quote Click To Tweet There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know -- Diane Arbus #photography #quote Click To Tweet The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words -- Elliott Erwitt… Click To Tweet One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time -- Annie… Click To Tweet What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce -- Karl… Click To Tweet No place is boring if you've had a good night's sleep and a pocketful of unexposed film -- Robert Adams #photography… Click To Tweet A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for… Click To Tweet Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph… Click To Tweet Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty separates a snapshot from a photograph -- Matt… Click To Tweet You don’t take a photograph, you make it -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes #photography #quote Click To Tweet I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed… Click To Tweet I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse -- Diane Arbus #photography #quote Click To Tweet All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth -- Richard Avedon #photography #quote Click To Tweet Today everything exists to end in a photograph -- Susan Sontag #photography #quote Click To Tweet I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs -- Wayne Miller #photography #quote Click To Tweet You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and… Click To Tweet I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all,… Click To Tweet If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff -- Jim Richardson #photography… Click To Tweet When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I… Click To Tweet My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport -- Steve McCurry… Click To Tweet Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera -- Yousuf Karsh… Click To Tweet Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst -- Henri Cartier-Bresson #photography #quote Click To Tweet The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a… Click To Tweet Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of… Click To Tweet It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter -- Alfred Eisenstaedt #photography #quote Click To Tweet I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are -- Ellen Von Unwerth #photography #quote Click To Tweet Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field -- Peter Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if… Click To Tweet If I could tell the story with words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera -- Lewis Hine #photography #quote Click To Tweet Only photograph what you love -- Tim Walker #photography #quote Click To Tweet In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated -- August Sander #photography #quote Click To Tweet When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things -- Wynn Bullock #photography #quote Click To Tweet Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness -- Yousuf Karsh #photography #quote Click To Tweet It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together,… Click To Tweet Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease #photography #quote Click To Tweet Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow -- Imogen Cunningham #photography #quote Click To Tweet You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen,… Click To Tweet There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes -- Abraham Lincoln #photography #quote Click To Tweet When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and… Click To Tweet All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality,… Click To Tweet A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away -- Eudora Welty #photography #quote Click To Tweet There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down -- Kate Morton #photography #quote Click To Tweet A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being… Click To Tweet For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity -- Henri Cartier-Bressons… Click To Tweet When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice --… Click To Tweet There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet The Earth is art, the photographer is only a witness -- Yann Arthus-Bertrand #photography #quote Click To Tweet Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second -- Salman Rushdie #photography #quote Click To Tweet The eye should learn to listen before it looks -- Robert Frank #photography #quote Click To Tweet A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity -- George Bernard… Click To Tweet Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being a photographer -- Walter De Mulder #photography #quote Click To Tweet When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what… Click To Tweet To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them… Click To Tweet Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell -- Kim Edwards #photography #quote Click To Tweet To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise… Click To Tweet People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they're doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the… Click To Tweet The painter constructs, the photographer discloses -- Susan Sontag #photography #quote Click To Tweet Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment -- Ansel Adams… Click To Tweet To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart -- Henri Cartier-Bresson… Click To Tweet Photographers tend not to photograph what they can’t see, which is the very reason one should try to attempt it --… Click To Tweet What's really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do… Click To Tweet Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation… Click To Tweet I tend to think of the act of photographing as an adventure. My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been --… Click To Tweet Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location -- Joe McNally #photography #quote Click To Tweet A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy -- Amit Kalantri #photography #quote Click To Tweet A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you -- Brigitte… Click To Tweet It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us -- Henri… Click To Tweet The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times… Click To Tweet Emotional content is an image’s most important element, regardless of the photographic technique -- Anne Geddes… Click To Tweet The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much… Click To Tweet A good photograph is knowing where to stand -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print the performance -- Ansel Adams #photography… Click To Tweet A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and… Click To Tweet Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real -- Ansel Adams #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art -- Ansel Adams… Click To Tweet Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment -- Ansel Adams… Click To Tweet It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world… Click To Tweet Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception,… Click To Tweet Photography helps people to see -- Berenice Abbott #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past -- Berenice… Click To Tweet Photography is a love affair with life -- Burk Uzzle #photography #quote Click To Tweet A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and… Click To Tweet Photographing a culture in the here and now often means photographing the intersection of the present with the past… Click To Tweet Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going… Click To Tweet One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind -- Dorothea Lange #photography #quote Click To Tweet To know ahead of time what you’re looking for means you’re then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is… Click To Tweet To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve… Click To Tweet It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a… Click To Tweet You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organising them -- Eliott Erwitt… Click To Tweet The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words -- Eliott Erwitt… Click To Tweet I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new -- Ernst Haas #photography #quote Click To Tweet There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we… Click To Tweet If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the… Click To Tweet My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain -- Helmut Newton #photography #quote Click To Tweet #Beauty is in the eye of the retoucher -- #photography #quote Click To Tweet The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality -- Henri Cartier-Bresson… Click To Tweet To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition in a fraction of a second of the significance of an event --… Click To Tweet To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise… Click To Tweet Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all… Click To Tweet Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks… Click To Tweet In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv -- Henri… Click To Tweet Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation -- Henri Cartier-Bresson #photography #quote Click To Tweet Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow -- Imogen Cunningham #photography #quote Click To Tweet There will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask… Click To Tweet With photography, I like to create a fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society’s natural prejudice… Click To Tweet 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… Click To Tweet We are there with our cameras to record reality. Once we start modifying that which exists, we are robbing… Click To Tweet There’s a time when people say your work is revolutionary, but you have to keep being revolutionary -- Rankin… Click To Tweet I can’t keep shooting pop stars all my life. You have to keep changing, keep pushing yourself, looking for the new,… Click To Tweet If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough -- Robert Capa #photography #quote Click To Tweet The pictures are there, and you just take them -- Robert Capa #photography #quote Click To Tweet The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer -- Robert Mapplethorpe #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future -- Sally Mann #photography #quote Click To Tweet I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really believe in -- Steve McCurry #photography #quote Click To Tweet Only photograph what you love -- Tim Walker #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of… Click To Tweet Did I express my personality? I think that's quite unimportant because it's not people's selves but what they have… Click To Tweet The important thing is, you have to have something important to say about the world -- Paul Strand #photography… Click To Tweet Every artist I suppose has a sense of what they think has been the importance of their work. But to ask them to… Click To Tweet Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees -- Paul Strand #photography #quote Click To Tweet It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their… Click To Tweet The camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph… Click To Tweet Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner #photography #quote Click To Tweet The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing… Click To Tweet The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new -- William… Click To Tweet The more you photograph, the more you realize what can and what can't be photographed. You just have to keep doing… Click To Tweet When you photograph a face . . .you photograph the soul behind it -- Jean-Luc Godard #photography #quote Click To Tweet The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world --… Click To Tweet Kodak sells film, but they don't advertise film; they advertise memories -- Theodore Levitt #photography #quote Click To Tweet The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it? -- Edward Weston #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved -- Bill… Click To Tweet Photography is the art of frozen time... the ability to store emotion and feelings within a frame -- #photography… Click To Tweet Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers -- Matthew Brady #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision -- Sebastian Smeey #photography… Click To Tweet Photography is (a means by which we)...learn to see the ordinary -- David Bailey #photography #quote Click To Tweet Photography is a contest between a photographer and the presumptions of approximate and habitual seeing. The contest… Click To Tweet Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defense of the environment...and therefore… Click To Tweet I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and identity -- Bob… Click To Tweet Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be -- Duane Michals #photography… Click To Tweet Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private… Click To Tweet Art is the highest task and the proper metaphysical activity of this life -- Friedrich Nietzsche #photography #quote Click To Tweet Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are… Click To Tweet Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light -- George Eastman #photography… Click To Tweet The difference between #photography and #videography? Time. One expands it, the other compresses it #quote Click To Tweet It doesn't matter how much equipment you have, if you're not making pictures, you're not a #photographer #quote Click To Tweet

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