A selection of the best photography quotes from famous photographers. Please share this page on your favorite social network if you feel inspired by these quotes!
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“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall content with silence.” – Ansel Adams
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams
“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” – Diane Arbus
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange
“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” – Ansel Adams
“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” – Peter Adams
“Photography is a love affair with life.” – Burk Uzzle
“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham
“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” – Lewis Hine
“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what if feels like.” – David Alan Harvey
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas
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