A picture may be worth a thousand words, but words are still a powerful tool in this information age. Images have the power to inspire us, motivate us, and allow us to express ourselves when words fail, but words can also be an indispensable form of expression.
The following quotes on photography and art can be a source of motivation in times when you might be in a creative rut looking for some inspiration. They are some of my favorite quotes from fellow photographers, creatives, and artists from other mediums. Bookmark this page and visit it when you feel a need for some wisdom or to awaken your creative genius.
15 Quotes About Photography
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ~ Pablo Picasso
“I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.” ~Ernst Haas
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas
“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” ~ Edwin Land
“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” ~Robert Henri
“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
“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman
“You know there are moments such as these when time stands still…” ~ Dorothea Lange
“Creativity takes courage.” ~ Henri Matisse
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” ~ Mark Riboud
“I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” ~ Diane Arbus
“Quit trying to find beautiful objects to photograph. Find the ordinary objects so you can transform it by photographing it.”~ Morley Baer
“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”~ Henri Cartier Bresson
“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” ~ Steve McCurry
These are some of my favorite quotes. What are yours? Comment below.