10 Most Inspiring Photographic Quotes

10 Most Inspiring Photographic Quotes

Do you love photography? Do quotes inspire you? Then turn to the words of these 10 legends and masters of photography. Apart from the photographs they captured, you can learn a lot from their thoughts and that can inspire your own photography style. Here I present to you, 10 quotes that will open your mind towards this art and all the wonders that it has to offer.

1. “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without camera” – Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange

2. “People say photographs don’t lie, mine do” – David LaChapelle

Yousuf Karsh

3. “The pictures have a reality for me that the people don’t. It is through the photographs that I know them” – Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon

4. “Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment” – Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt

5. “The camera, you know, will never capture you. Photography, in my experience, has the miraculous power of transferring wine into water” – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

6. “If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up” – Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand

7. “Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second” – Marc Riboud

Marc Riboud

8. “Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to capture tomorrow” – Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham

9. “Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera” – Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh

10. “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know” – Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus


Abhijit Roy

Student of Film Editing at RGFTI. Co-founder of Creativica.

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