Photography Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Photography quotes and Photography sayings, and Photography proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."

"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!"

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."

"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment."

"It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators."

"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."

"A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into."

"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."

"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."

"The camera can photograph thought. It’s better than a paragraph of sweet polemic."

"Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited and the wealth and confusion man has created."

"Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world."

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

"I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good."

"What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity."

"Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject."

"Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past."

"Photography concentrates one’s eye on the superficial. For that reason it obscures the hidden life which glimmers through the outlines of things like a play of light and shade. One can’t catch that even with the sharpest lens."

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

"Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."

"A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you."

"It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness."

"When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!"

"Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption."

"The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth."

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."

"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are."

"Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness."

"In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."

"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."

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