Photography Quotations

Talking Heads

I love these photography quotes

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see

Henry David Thoreau

“A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.

Richard Avedon

“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

“A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you

Brigitte Bardot

“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away

Eudora Welty

“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography

Edward Weston

“Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow

Imogen Cunningham

“Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it

Edward Steichen

“If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time

Robert Doisneau

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

Audrey Hepburn (my one non-photographic quote !)

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are

Paul Caponigro