20 Famous Photography Quotes that are Inspirational

One does not need to look far to discover an inspiring about photography quotes. Here are more than 20 of my preferred photography quotes from famous people like Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, as well as Abraham Lincoln.


“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
Alfred Eisenstaedt


“Photography is a love affair with life.”
Burk Uzzle


“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”
Ansel Adams


“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson


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


“Only photograph what you love.”
Tim Walker


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


“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
Ansel Adams


“If your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough.”
Robert Capa



“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
Ansel Adams


“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
Robert Frank


“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”
Gilles Peress


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


“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
Andy Warhol


“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
Destin Sparks


“I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.”
Leon Levinstein


“Photography is the beauty of life captured.”

Tara Chisolm



“I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me.”
Gerardo Suter


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


“I think of photography like therapy.”
Harry Gruyaert


“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.”
Mark Riboud


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



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