There are many photography quotes out there from famous photographers. In this article, I will share the 10 best photography quotes which lie very close to my heart.
“The best camera is the one that’s with you.” – Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis has made a point clear in this quote, which is one of his famous photography quotes. If you feel that your photographs are not good, then you need to improve your photography skills. There is no point in upgrading your cameras unless you enhance your skills. You should know to operate your current camera in all lighting conditions.
“Great photography is about Depth of feeling, not Depth of field.” — Peter Adams
As a photographer, you should know to capture the feelings in the scene. You should not worry about the technical parameters like the Depth of field.
“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph.” – Andre Kertesz
Here Andre tells you that seeing with your naked eyes is not enough. You should know how to photograph it too. Only then, you will be able to convey the same to the viewer.
“Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase.” – Percy W. Harris
You cannot improve your photography skills by upgrading your camera gear. You won’t be able to capture a good image with a high-end camera if you don’t know to use it. So, focus on your photography.
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams
Whenever you share a beautiful image with someone, then the immediate reply you will get will be, what camera you are using. But, in the actual scenario, the image has come beautifully because of the person behind it, the photographer.
“If Photoshop is the answer, you’re asking the wrong question.” – Dean Farrell
If you are a good photographer, then you should get it right in the camera. Don’t be in the habit of fixing everything in photo editing software like Photoshop. It will make you a lousy photographer, and you will never learn.
“The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.” – Steven Pinker
Here what Steven talks about in image composition. The photographer should compose the image in such a way that the viewer’s attention is drawn directly to the image without any distractions.
“Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.” – Joe McNally
This quote is genuine in my case. I had missed many good moments when I packed my camera just after completing the shoot. So, pack your camera only after leaving that place
“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey
Many photographers, especially amateurs, miss this thing. People capture what is in front of the camera. But forget to capture the emotions and feelings in it.
“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen
Even though Edward emphasizes on portrait photography, it applies to all types of photography. The two essential elements of a good photograph are the camera and the subject or the scene. There is less focus on the equipment.