Photography Quotes

I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn.

Pablo Picasso

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.

W. Eugene Smith

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

Ansel Adams

You know what a camera is? A mirror with memory.


When photography was invented it was thought to be an equivalent to truth, it was truth with a capital "T".

Vicki Goldberg

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.

David Bailey

I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say, This is real, too.

Wynn Bullock

The charm, one might say the genius, of memory is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental; it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.

Elizabeth Bowen

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular . . . sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.

Ansel Adams

Photography through the camera is an instrument of detection. We photograph not only what we know, but also what we don't know.

Lisette Model

For me, the creation of a photograph is experienced as a heightened emotional response, most akin to poetry and music, each image the culmination of a compelling impulse I cannot deny. Whether working with a human figure or a still life, I am deeply aware of my spiritual connection with it. In my life, as in my work, I am motivated by a great yearning for balance and harmony beyond the realm of human experience, reaching for the essence of oneness with the Universe.

Ruth Bernhard

In the absence of a subject with which you are passionately involved, and without the excitement that drives you to grasp it and exhaust it, you may take some beautiful pictures, but not a photographic oeuvre.


A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.

Ansel Adams

Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand.

Margaret Bourke-White

All things are like exposed photographic plates that have no visible image on them till they have been developed.

Samuel Butler

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Updated On : October 05, 2013
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