Photography Quotes and Sayings
Here’s some of my favourite photography quotes. Some of them are philosophical, some clever and simply statements. Please feel free to add your favourite ones as a comment.
Ernest Hemingway: “Good pictures, what camera do you use?”
Irving Penn: “What typewriter do you use?”
Your camera takes nice pictures” (I’ve had people tell me this!)
“Thanks, your mouth makes nice compliments”
“Behind every photographer is a bored partner.”
“I’ll only be a minute.” (taking to the people you’re walking with.) – me/every photographer.
“Cameras don’t take great pictures, people do.”
“The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?” – Edward Weston
“I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures half as much as I enjoyed making them.”- Hugh Hamill. I don’t if he got the quote from elsewhere but I like it.
“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter” – Alfred Eisenstaedt
“I like photographs which leave something to the imagination” – Fay Godwin
“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away” – Eudora Welty
“There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph” – Robert Heinecken
“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera” – Lewis Hine
“Sometimes the simplest pictures are the hardest to get” – Neil Leifer
“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it” – Jay Maisel
“No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film” – Robert Adams
“Which of the photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow” – Imogen Cunningham
“f/8 and be there” – unknown