I love photography and I love quotes. So I decided to create this page dedicated to quotes about photography. For years I've kept a note in Apple Notes with these and I often go back and look through them because I find them inspiring. There's always something to learn from others and quotes are a fun way to do that.

Not all of these are from photographers though. Some are from artists in different fields and others are from philosophers, scientists, historians, or just about anyone that has said something I personally relate to photography.

I'll update this page as I discover new photography quotes. 

Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
— David Alan Harvey
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
— Ernst Haas
When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls.
— Ted Grant
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
— Ansel Adams
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
— Auguste Rodin
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
— Henry David Thoreau
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
— Diane Arbus
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
— Ansel Adams
Have no fear of perfection - you’ll never reach it.
— Salvador Dali
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
— Dr. Edwin Land
Ah good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
— Pablo Picasso
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
— Mark Twain
It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.
— James Lalropui Keivom
No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.
— Robert Adams
The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.
— Susan Sontag
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