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Quotes about Photography: Inspiring and Motivational

Zoey Fawell Jan 11, 2020
These inspirational quotes about photography stimulate you to discover your passion and love for this art, whether you are an amateur or a professional. There is more about photography than just learning how to use a camera.
Get new ideas and inspiration from the words of many famous people, like Annie Leibovitz or Albert Einstein, who are true masters of film and digital photography art. These photographer quotes will not only stimulate you to take new pictures but show you the art from unpredictable angles.

Quotes about Photo and Memories

It gets easier to express your feelings about this art when you speak with respect to memories. In this section, each photography quote is as good as gold.
"The camera adds a certain sheen to things. Something about being frozen in time truly makes things shine.”
― Brandon Stanton


“An entire stack of memories never equal one small hope.”
― Charles M. Schulz

"The camera makes you forget you're here. It's not like you are hiding, but you forget, you are simply looking so much."
— Annie Leibovitz

“The best pictures are the ones that preserve their power and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are looked at.”
— Anne Geddes
"A photograph never ages. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always stays the same. How pleasant to look at a photograph of mother or father taken years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change entirely. That is why I believe a photograph can be kind.”
― Albert Einstein

Wedding Photography Quotes

If you feel like your wedding pictures lack something, these quotes about photography from famous and respected people might reignite the spark for you and help to capture the special day in a unique way.
“Just because you can, doesn't necessarily mean that you should!”
― Bill Collins

“I made shots for her. Now, these shots are for me.”
— Jasmine Star

“The most important thing at a wedding is to photograph the bride. The second most significant thing is not to forget the groom.”
— Alix Reuters
“Don’t look at other wedding photographer’s work. When you enter a room, find the one thing that you are fascinated with and focus on it. Your intuition will help you find an image that you love.”
— Ben Chrisman
“How many shots does one need to remember someone or someplace? Most people only really need one, so I divide the day into segments: preparation, the ceremony, etc., and I try to create a single picture which inspires me for each section, which only defines that moment.”
– Fer Juaristi

Short Photography Quotes

If you’re in search of a special quotation on photography that is short enough to go onto a business card, logo, or become your personal moto displayed on social networks, here is a striking list of several that are sure to impress you.
“The camera captures more than the eye, so why not make use of it?”
— Edward Weston
"God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness."
— Mark Denman

"My best shot will be the last one that I want to be taken."
— Biju Karakkonam
“I don’t trust words. I trust photos.”
– Gilles Peress

“Allow yourself to be surprised by your mistakes.”
― Fer Juaristi

Funny Photography Quotes

When you want a quote about photography to be hilarious, look into this section and pick the one that made you laugh out loudly. Quite often, though, in such expressions, one can find photographers' slang.
“Your first 10,000 pictures are your worst.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

“There are no bad photos; that’s simply how your face looks sometimes.”
— Abraham Lincoln
“Most things in life are an instant of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.”
― Tony Benn
“The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is satisfied with a photograph of herself.”
— Elizabeth Metcalf

“Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film.”
— Stephen Wright

Nature Photography Quotes

This is a special section of photo quotes for those, who admire the wonders of nature around us.
“Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll discover it there.”
— Robb Sagendorph
“To photograph is to catch one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise instant that mastering a frame becomes an immense physical and intellectual joy.” 
— Henri Cartier-Bresson
“Assume the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”
— John Muir

“Preserve your love of nature, for that is the genuine way to understand art deeper and deeper.”
— Vincent Van Gogh