10 Inspirational Quotes For Photographers

World Photography Day, which is observed on Aug. 19 annually, aims to celebrate the art and rich history of photography.

The day can be traced back to 1837 with the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. Since then, the occasion has been observed to encourage people to pursue photography either as a hobby or as a career.

Photographs play an important role in our lives. In fact, the World Photography Day website states “a photograph has the ability to capture a place; an experience; an idea; a moment in time.”

“For this reason, it’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Photographs can convey a feeling faster than, and sometimes even more effectively than words can. A photograph can make the viewer see the world the way the photographer sees it,” it says further.

This World Photography Day, let us take a look at some quotes that can inspire any photographer, whether amateur or professional, to pick up their camera and take a snap of any person, object, scenery or event in front of them. (Courtesy: Photography Spark)

  1. “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” – Ansel Adams
  2. “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” – Robert Frank
  3. “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” – Don McCullin
  4. “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen
  5. “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” – Andy Warhol
  6. “Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” – Diane Arbus
  7. “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey
  8. “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” – Andy Warhol
  9. “If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.” – Eve Arnold
  10. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams

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