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Photography is a powerful art form that can capture moments in time and evoke a wide range of emotions. It's no wonder that so many photographers and writers have shared their thoughts on the art of photography over the years. Here are 75 of the best photography quotes to inspire you:

Quotes about the nature of photography:

    1. "A photograph is a moment captured forever, a millisecond of time preserved in eternity." - Aaron Siskind

    2. "Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind

  1. "Photography is not about the camera. It's about the photographer." - Ansel Adams

  2. "All photographs are inherently subjective. The camera may be objective, but the photographer isn't. Every photograph is a creative act." - Dorothea Lange

  3. "A photograph is a small voice, at least by comparison with the thunder of a mighty orchestra, but often it has more lasting effect." - Edward Steichen

Quotes about the power of photography:

  1. "Photography is a language that can be understood anywhere in the world." - Robert Doisneau

  2. "Photography can be a powerful tool for social change." - Lewis Hine

  3. "A single photograph can change the world." - Joe McNally

  4. "Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind

  5. "Photography is a love affair with life." - Burk Uzzle.

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Portrait Photography

1. “There’s nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face”
– Irvin Kershner

2. “In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

3. “It’s a world, someone’s face. When I capture it, I see the future of the world.”
– Malick Sidibé

4. “A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed.”
– Richard Avedon

5. “I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.”
– Ellen Von Unwerth


Street Photography

1. “It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important.”
– Bruce Davidson 

2. “The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.”
– Robert Doisneau

3. “I photograph all the time – it’s a way of being alive and being connected,”
– Harry Gruyaert

4. “You fill up the frame with feelings, energy, discovery, and risk, and leave room enough for someone else to get in there.”
– Joel Meyerowitz

5. “If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.”
– Bruce Gilden

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Quotes about the technical aspects of photography:

  1. "The best camera is the one that's with you." - Chase Jarvis

  2. "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." - Albert Einstein

  3. "Light makes photography. Embrace it. Learn to understand it. Light. It is everything." - Anna Atkins

  4. "The magic of photography is the ability to capture and preserve a moment forever." - Unknown

  5. "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

I hope these quotes inspire you to pick up your camera and start capturing the world around you. Remember, the best photography is often the result of passion, perseverance, and a little bit of magic.

Bonus quotes:

  • "If you see something that moves you, don't keep it to yourself. Share it with the world." - Robert Doisneau
  • "Photography is a way of learning to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange
  • "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Josef Koudelka
  • "A great photograph is a small collection of the world seen through a pair of interested eyes." - Elliott Erwitt
  • "Photography is a journey into the human condition." - Mary Ellen Mark

Thank you for reading!

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