Great photographers did not only provide us with some of the beautiful captures of the history but they also said some quotes about photography and life words to light up out way. Photography is an art, and an art is always connected to soul and hence your life. See how some of the great photographers related photography with life.

  • Photography is a love affair with life.

(Burk Uzzle)

  • Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.

(Ziad K. Abdelnour)

  • I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.

(Robert Capa)

  • Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is the meditation.

(Henry cartier-Bresson)

  • Photography is an art of teleporting the past to the future.

(Mehmat Murat Ildan)

  • Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.

(Kim Edwards)

  • A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.

(Salman Rashdie)

  • The fight for photography became my life.

(Alfred  Stieglitz)

  • The fight life, that was easy. This is a battle I have every day.

(Oscar De La Hoya)

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

(Dorothea Lange)

  • If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they’d get bored in a day.

(Matt Damon)

  • Life is like photography; always look on the bright side of things.

(Rogr Kingston)

  • Photography is the beauty of life.

(Tara Chisholm)

  • We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.

(Ralf Hattersley)

  • Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.

(Sally Mann)

  • You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.

(Joan Miro)

  • A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.

(Diane Arbus)

  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life of our souls.

(Pablo Picasso)

  • Life is the art of Drawing without an eraser.

(John W. Gardner)

  • Only Photograph what you love.

(Tim Walker)

 Inspirational qoutes about photography:

Photography is not some technical crap of knowing how to push some buttons. It’s something from deep within your soul which comes from the inspiration. Some of the inspirational quotes about photography said by some legends of the field are listed.

  • Photography is the story I fail to put into words

(Destin Sparks)

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

(Ansel Adams)

  • A good photograph is, knowing where to stand.

(Ansel Adams)

  • The earth is art; the photographer is only a witness.

(Robert Frank)

  • When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.

(Alfred Eisenstaedt)

  • A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.

(Annie Leibovitz)

  • The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.

(Andy Warhol)

  • The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.

(Scott Lorenzo)

  • Essentially what photography is life lit up.

(Sam Abell)

  • I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.

(Gilles Peress)

  • I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.

(Diane Arbus)

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


  • Photography is truth.

(Jean-Luc Godard)

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

(Ansel Adams)

  • All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.

(Richard Avedon)

  • If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.

(Jim Richardson)

  • I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.

(Ellen Von Unwerth)

  • Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.

(Peter Adams)

  • Only photograph what you love.

(Tim Walker)

  • When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.

(Wynn Bullock)

Best qoutes about photography:

Some of the most inspiring and best quotes which would force you to pick up your camera and start photography are listed below.

  • There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

(Ansel Adams)

  • Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.

(Paul Strand)

  • A photograph is like a recipe, a memory the finished dish.

(Carrie Latet)

  • When you photograph a face . . . you photograph the soul behind it.

(Jean-Luc Godard)

  • The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?

(Edward Weston)

  • Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.

(Bill Brandt)

  • Photography is the art of frozen time… the ability to store emotion and feelings within a frame.

(Sebastian Smee)

  • In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.

(James Wilson)

  • Photography must be integrated with the story.

(James Wong Howe)

  • The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.

(Alberto Korda)

  • Photography helps people to see.

(Berenice Abbott)

  • Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

(Robert Frank)

  • Photography has always been capable of manipulation

(Joel Sternfeld)

  • Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.

( Elliott Erwitt)

  • Photography was a blessing because it filled my time.

(Jessica Lange)

  • Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

(Edward Steichen)

  • Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you worth, and you will know the key to photography.

(George Eastman)

  • Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.

(Yousuf Karsh)

  • My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.

(Steve McCurry)

  • I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs.

(Wayne Miller)

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