Photography Quotes

Before I studied photography, a camera was just a camera. When I began studying photography, a camera was no longer a camera. Now that I understand photography, a camera is just a camera. – Unknown

I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music. -Ansel Adams

Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru; if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it. – Emerson

It is not your fault if your art fails to satisfy some people. It IS your fault if you compromise your art to satisfy these people. – Guy Tal

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. – Ansel Adams

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. – Edward Steichen

The real voyage in discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust

There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept. – Ansel Adams

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. – Dorthea Lange

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

One definition of insanity is doing something over and over the same way and expecting different results- Albert Einstein

It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera.  They are made with the eye, heart and head. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it-Ansel Adams

Pick up camera, put down camera. Wipe away a tear. Pick up camera. Just to get one shot. – Unknown

Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today- Edward Abbey

The best picture is around the corner – Ansel Adams



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