I have put together my top 10 favorite famous photography quotes of all times. What are yours?

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1.“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph” – Andre Kertesz

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

3.“ Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment. – Elliott Erwitt

4.“Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.” – William Klein

5.“If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough” – Robert Capa

6.”Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever. . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything” – Aaron Sussman

7. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still” – Dorothea Lange

8. “I like photographs which leave something to the imagination” – Fay Godwin

9. “No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.” ~ Robert Adams

10. “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph”. – Matt Hardy


What are some of your other favorite photography quotes? Share them in the comments below.


  • Delianoelle25@msn.com says:

    It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
    by David Bailey

  • CindyH says:

    My current email signature:
    One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. Dorothea Lang

  • Lourdes says:

    La fotografia no puede cambiar la realidad, pero si puede mostrarla….. Fred Cullin

  • Lourdes says:

    Uno se convierte en fotografo cuando ha superado las preocupaciones del aprendisaje, y en sus manos la camara se convierte en extencion de uno mismo. entonces empieza la creatividad…… Carl Mydans

  • Sir, you can’t take pictures of that aircraft” Well, if you’ve seen my work, I can’t take pictures of any aircraft – Andras Brandligt (Aviation Photography)

  • Life is like photography. We develop from the negatives. ~ Author unknown

  • edinchavez says:

    “There is a big difference between a photographer and someone who clicks a shutter. One learns his craft and the other looks for a quick fix.”- Winslo

  • edinchavez says:

    Once photography enters your bloodstream, it’s like a disease.”

  • Hakon says:

    Check out http://www.PhotoQuotes.com for more photoquotes.

  • “A photographer went to a socialite dinner party in New York, as he entered the front door, the host said “I love your pictures – they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera” He said nothing until dinner was finished, then; he said “That was a wonderful dinner, you must have a terrific stove”. ~ Sam Haskiins.

  • Creations Pool Photography By Ambreen Ibrahim Razvi says:

    “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” ~Mark Twain.

  • Rizvis Photogs says:

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