Famous photography quotes

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

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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

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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.