10 Photography Quotes Everyone Should Know

1.) "You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

  • Being fully aware of what makes a good photo is essential in photography. I'm constantly thinking, why would anyone be interested in this photo and what can I add or take away to make it better?

2.) "Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." -Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

  • To look and to see is to know and to feel. It is my job (and an incredible honor) to walk into any photoshoot and observe. I then translate what i'm observing into emotion, combine it with what I know, and I capture that raw moment on my camera to create a beautiful photograph.

4.) "It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made eye, heart, and head." -Henri Cartier-Bresson

5.) Which one of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow." -Imogen Cunningham

  • I love this. As a photographer, I am NEVER fully satisfied with what I've done. I always want to be better, improve, and NEVER stop photographing.

6.) "I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn't that good." -Anonymous

  • In most cases, a photo shouldn't need a story to back it up. Good work speaks for itself.

7.) "Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second." -Marc Riboud

8.) "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."-Dorothea Lange

9.) "When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice." -Robert Frank

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10.) "Art is what we call... the thing an artist does. Its not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human." -Seth Godin

  • Yes. Ignoring the voice of doubt. My biggest struggle as a photographer. For me, there is nothing more nerve-wrecking than the moment I click the button to send the person their pictures. Art is in the soul of the artist. What if they don't like my soul?