Photography Quotes


These are some of my favorite photography quotes. Add your own in the comments!

You don’t take a photograph.  You ask, quietly, to borrow it.
Author Unknown

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

I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.
William Albert Allard

Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography.  Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next.  Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

All photos are accurate.  None of them is the truth.
Richard Avedon

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
Tony Benn

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

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

If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up.
Garry Winogrand

You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.
William Albert Allard

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2 Responses to Photography Quotes

  1. ashinbleu says:

    great quotes! I am a huge quote collector as well 😀

  2. Matt Hardy says:

    I never could have imagined my words to make it across so many websites and publications. I am truly in awe that my words could inspire people.

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