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30 Reflective Photography Quotes

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30 Reflective Photography Quotes

Quotations are from different authors via Goodreads.com selected by me. Every individual who is into photography has their reflective moments. For now, let’s see how other photographers express the world around their lenses and souls journey. Although others may argue “let the photograph speaks for itself” we as humans crave for description otherwise someone will twist the image reputation for you like any other personal story out there in the world that glorified negativity instead of uplifting the positive energy with you. If you want to add your #quotes, feel free to comment.

 

“Photography is a therapy for those who sees and captures it especially thru’ God’s unlimited nature above and beyond the universe where camera cannot zoom in.”
– @jenniferRbaulch

 

1. “First rule to be a photographer, you have to be invisible.”
— Sameh Talhamy

 

2. “The Earth is Art; The Photographer is only a Witness ”
Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Earth from Above)

 

3. “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

4. “No man thinks the same story when looking at a photo because every mind lived a different story!”
— Mehmet Murat ildan

 

5. “I often come across this question. “Which is the best camera in the world?”. I would always say, “Well. You already own two of it, since your birth.”
— Kowtham Kumar K

 

6. “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Ansel Adams

 

7. “Your most important gear is your eye, heart and soul.”
— Marius Vieth

 

8. “Photography is not a lens but eye, not a business but art”
— Farid F. Ibrahim

 

9. “A famous artist is approached by a student. “You don’t remember me,” the student says correctly, “but years ago you said something that changed my life. You said, ‘Photography is death.’ After that,” says the student, “I threw out my camera. I began again. I want to thank you for changing my life.” “Leave me alone,” says the artist. “Photography is life.”
— Amy Hempel (The Collected Stories)

 

10. “Not every artistic person should have to be a photographer, but every photographer should be artistic.”
— Pradeepa Pandiyan

 

11. “Photography is the only medium messenger in this world that can stop the time”
— Adithya Zen

 

12. “Photography is a magical kind of art that allows people to preserve time and moments, and to describe the world the way they see it.”
— Sahara Sanders

 

13. “A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
— Amit Kalantri (Wealth of Words)

 

14. “She believed photography to be the greatest of all art forms because it was simultaneously junk food and gourmet cuisine, because you could snap dozens of pictures in a couple of hours, then spend dozens of hours perfecting just a couple of them.”
— Tommy Wallach (We All Looked Up)

 

15. “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
— Elliott Erwitt

 

16. “Anyone can take a picture of poverty; it’s easy to focus on the dirt and hurt of the poor. It’s much harder—and much more needful—to pry under that dirt and reveal the beauty and dignity of people that, but for their birth into a place and circumstance different from our own, are just like ourselves. I want my images to tell the story of those people and to move us beyond pity to justice and mercy.”
David duChemin (Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision)

 

17. “if you have the tools but do not have the visual concept, the tools do not work”
— Betty Poluk

 

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

 

19. “Photography is an art of teleporting the past into the future.”
— Mehmet Murat ildan

 

20. “Photography is not a lens but eye, not a business but art”
— Farid F. Ibrahim

 

21. “Speaking of photography Baudelaire said: “This industry, by invading the territories of art, has become art’s most mortal enemy.” And in his own terms of reference Baudelaire was half right; certainly the new medium could not satisfy old standards. The photographer must find new ways to make his meaning clear.”
John Szarkowski (The Photographer’s Eye)

 

22. “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

 

23. “A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
— Diane Arbus

 

24. “A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”
George Bernard Shaw

 

25. “A great photographer show off his talent & awards on facebook.
An amateur photographer show off his work and skill on facebook.
A foolgrapher show off his camera and how he holds it, on facebook.”
— Junior Ming

 

26. “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”
— Ziad K. Abdelnour

 

27. “People, there’s no such thing as, THE BEST CAMERA BRAND, but yes there will always be THE BEST CAMERA AT ANY GIVEN TIME. Technology will change, but not art.”
— Ashraf Saharudin

 

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

 

29. Often the biggest thing blocking the light is your own shadow.
Ken Duncan

 

30. “I’m an average photographer with a great God.”
― Ken Duncan

 

 

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