118+ Best Quotes For Your Photography Business [2021]

118+ Best Quotes For Your Photography Business [2021]

Looking for inspirational quotes for your photography business?

Whether you’re looking for motivation, a witty instagram caption, or something to win over your team and customers, we have you covered.

We put together a list of 118+ best quotes for your photography business [2021].

Here they are:

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Inspirational Quotes

“Culture is the centerpiece of a successful company. Creating a place for employees to come to work and enjoy what they do, the environment and who they work with will pay long term dividends.” – Kyle Nelson, founder of Results Imagery

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“Don’t expect overnight success. It took me years to get to a point where I’m steadily making money as a business.” – Samantha Bachand, founder of Two Little Monkeys Photography

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

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“Your inspiration is better if it comes from many different sources and your sensibilities will transform all those influences and inspiration into your own visual world. It’s like reading the book instead of watching the movie.” – Peter Lindbergh

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“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…” – Eliott Erwitt

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“The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.” – Steven Pinker

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“My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, or the camera’s eye may entirely change my idea.” – Edward Weston

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“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams

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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson

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“Photography is the beauty of life captured.” - Tara Chisolm

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“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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“Always shoot from the shadow side.” – Ted Grant

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“Every artist has a central story to tell, and the difficulty, the impossible task, is trying to present that story in pictures” – Gregory Crewdson

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“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” – Diane Arbus

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“Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.” – Anon

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“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.” – Duane Michals

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“Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary.” - Harold Feinstein

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“Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.” – Bill Brandt

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“When the world asks, “what was it like?” Only the photographers can say, “See!” – Mark Denman

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“You photograph with all your ideology.” – Sebastiao Salgado

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“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

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“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George Eastman

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“Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.” – Sebastian Smee

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“A good snapshot keeps a moment that s gone from running away.” – Eudora Welty

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“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

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“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.” – Annie Leibovitz

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“Photography is a love affair with life.” - Burk Uzzle

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“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange

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Professional Quotes

“In photography, there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.” – August Sander

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"I go and get the camera and do it. Photography is a medium in which if you don’t do it then, very often you don’t do it at all, because it doesn’t happen twice.” – Paul Strand

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”Photography, to me, is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.” – Jacques-Henri Lartigue

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“It’s not the camera but who’s behind the camera.” - Anonymous

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“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” - Eudora Welty

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“We see in colour all the time. Black and white is therefore immediately an interpretation of the world, rather than a copy.” – Michael Kenna

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“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” - Ansel Adams

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“God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness.” - Mark Denman

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“There is one thing the photo must contain – the humanity of the moment.” – Robert Frank

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“A camera is a SAVE button for the mind’s eye.” - Roger Kingston

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“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” – Susan Sontag

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“It’s amazing how photography can capture just a split second of something exquisite.” – Kiera Cass

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“Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.” – Tony Benn

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“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” - Ansel Adams

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“Skill in photography is acquired by practice, and not by purchase.” - Percy W. Harris

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“I have always been fascinated by the poetic condition of twilight. By its transformative quality. Its power of turning the ordinary into something magical and otherworldly. “ – Gregory CrewdsonG

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“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.” – Edward Weston

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“Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.” – Jean-Luc Godard

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“I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me.” - Gerardo Suter

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“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” - Andy Warhol

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“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.” – Paul Strand

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"The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Hass

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“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” - Destin Sparks

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

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“I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me.” – Gerardo Suter

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“When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.” – Wynn Bullock

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“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

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“When a photo of a person looks deep into your spirit and tells you a thousand stories….. Stories from your past even before you existed, then the photo is way above any description.” – Sameh Elsayed

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“Kodak sells film, but they don’t advertise film; they advertise memories.” – Theodore Levitt

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Life Quotes

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” - David Alan Harvey

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“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” – Ted Grant

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“With photography, a new language has been created. Now, for the first time, it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.” – Ernst Haas

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“Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the photo is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.” – Diane Arbus

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“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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“My camera is my passport.” – Steve McCurry

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“Photography is an itch that won’t go away. No matter how much you scratch it.” – Dara McGrath

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“Once you learn to care, you can record images with your mind or on film. There is no difference between the two.” – Anon

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“After following the crowd for a while, I’d then go 180 degrees in the exact opposite direction. It always worked for me.” – Elliott Erwitt

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“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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“The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.” – Susan Meiselas

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“The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?” – Edward Weston

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“If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.” – Linda McCartney

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“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” – Annie Leibovitz

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“One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.” – Lisa Kristine

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“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” – Paul Strand

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“ 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

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“To me, photography must suggest, not insist or explain.” – Brassai

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“In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.” – James Wilson

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“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.” - Gilles Peress

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“The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.” – Orson Welles

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“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy

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“Photographers stop photographing subjects too soon before they have exhausted the possibilities.” – Dorothea Lange

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“Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.” – Ambrose Bierce

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“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.” – Susan Sontag

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“A photograph is like a recipe – the memory is the finished dish.” – Carrie Latet

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“Photography is the art of making memories tangible.” – Destin Sparks

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“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” - Abraham Lincoln

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Positive Quotes

“It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.” – Ansel Adams

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“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” – Anon

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“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” - Robert Frank

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“The photo that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.” – Scott Lorenzo

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“The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score and the print the performance.” – Ansel Adams

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“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt

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“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” - Marc Riboud

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“Photography is a means by which we learn to see the ordinary.” – David Bailey

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“I think of photography like therapy.” - Harry Gruyaert

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“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” – Ralph Hattersley

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“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through the image, I live with them.” – Bruce Gilden

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“The formula for doing a good job in photography is to think like a poet.” - Imogen Cunningham

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“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” – Lewis Hine

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“If your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough.” - Robert Capa

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“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” - Ansel Adams

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“There are always two people in every photo: the photographer and the viewer.” – Ansel Adams

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“Contrast is what makes photography interesting.” – Conrad Hall

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“Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.” – Martin Parr

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“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” – Destin Sparks

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“Only photograph what you love.” – Tim Walker

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“The golden rule in the arts, as far as I am concerned, is that all rules are meant to be broken.” - Michael Kenna

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“When I photograph I make love.” – Alfred Stieglitz

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“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” - Ansel Adams

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

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“Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.” – Ansel Adams

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“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

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“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

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“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” - Alfred Eisenstaedt

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“In my mind, I visualize how a particular… sight will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.” – Ansel Adams

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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