Inspirational Photography Quotes

October 07

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Photographers have a gift for saying exactly the right thing with their images.

Some people have a gift for saying exactly the right thing. They can express what we are thinking much more eloquently than we ever could. Photographers are visual people, we express ourselves with our images. Famous photographers inspire us with their work but they can also motivate and enlighten when they express in words what they feel about photography.

Get inspired! Here is a sample of famous photography quotes from the master list created by together with links to the the photographers’ portfolios.  

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” - Steve McCurry

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

“Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.” - Ansel Adams

“Don't pack up your camera until you've left the location.” - Joe McNally

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To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.” - Edward Weston

“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know, I photograph." - Annie Leibovitz

“Which of the photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. " - Imogen Cunningham

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” - Diane Arbus

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