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207 Most Amazing Photography Slogans & Quotes To Inspire You

Photography is an amazing because it allows us not to just capture moments but, to freeze all of the emotions associated with those moments. Here, you’ll find best photography slogans and quotes. Need some inspiration to get you through the rest of the week and into the sweet embrace of the weekend? Or maybe you prefer humor? Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered.

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48 Photography Slogans Will Motivate You Today

A listing of 48 most popular and catchy photography slogans. This will inspire you as well as give you an idea on how to go about a tag line. They are from the leading brands and illustrates how they focus from an individuals perspective to gain attention. To be special you will have to stand out from the crowd. The tag line or slogan will be the first important thing.

  1. A camera that puts a world of possibilities at your fingertips. Literally.
  2. A Photographic Story.
  3. Back it up. Get it back.
  4. Been there. Lit that.
  5. Bring your creativity to life.
  6. Built for speed.
  7. Capture it all.
  8. Change your lens, change your story.
  9. Compel your audience. Capture the moment. Light with purpose.
  10. Control. Create.
  11. Create the entire scene – simply!
  12. Exceptional images deserve an exceptional presentation.
  13. Explore. Create. Inspire.
  14. Freedom of movement. Fast access. Flexibility.
  15. Go extreme. There’s no turning back.
  16. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a talking picture worth?
  17. Imagine more.
  18. In the heart of the image.
  19. In this family, everyone is photogenic.
  20. Innovative in the moment.
  21. Inspire, Explore, Create & Showcase.
  22. Judging from your photography, maybe its time to hang it up.
  23. Lose a hobby. Gain a passion.
  24. Love for photography. Eat sleep and breathe it. Become a photograph.
  25. Make a statement without saying a word.
  26. No one helps you concentrate on your craft like Kodak.
  27. Photography. It’s all about light.
  28. Ready. Set. Wow!
  29. Rock solid.
  30. Shoot today. Upload tonight. We ship tomorrow.
  31. The 1000 word Photograph.
  32. The leader in wireless photography.
  33. The power behind the picture.
  34. The professional’s source.
  35. The world is more colorful than the eye can see.
  36. Think Imagine Create.
  37. To capture ten thousand words in the blink of a moment.
  38. Turn a cloudy day into something beautiful.
  39. Turn a photo into a work of art.
  40. Turn your used photo equipment into cash!
  41. We capture your memories forever.
  42. We take pictures to record our personal vision of the world.
  43. We’ve got you covered.
  44. What happens inside your mind can happen inside a camera!
  45. What you can see you can photograph.
  46. You didn’t compromise on your camera. You shouldn’t on your lenses.
  47. You don’t have to be a Pro to shoot like a Pro.
  48. Your passion is capturing great moments. So is ours.

Top 10 Photography Quotes

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

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

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. – Ansel Adams

inspiring photography slogans and taglines

For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

best photography slogans and one liners

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. – Alfred Stieglitz

The eye should learn to listen before it looks. – Robert Frank

most famous photography quotes

Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field. – Peter Adams

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

It’s not enough to just own a camera. Everyone owns a camera. To be a photographer you must understand, appreciate and harness the power you hold! – Mark Denman

Best Photography Quotes by Famous Photographers

I don’t trust words. I trust pictures. – Gilles Peress

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. – Robert Frank

A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. – Ansel Adams

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

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

A good photograph is knowing where to stand – Ansel Adams

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

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

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses. – Susan Sontag

If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough. – Robert Capa

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

Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. 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

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

That frame of mind that you need to make fine pictures of a very wonderful subject, you cannot do it by not being lost yourself. – Dorothea Lange

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

If you can see it, you can shoot it. – Ted Grant

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

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

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

The context in which a photograph is seen affects the meaning the viewer draws from it. – Stephen Shore

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

Photographs are just light and time. – Aza Holmes

Photography helps people to see. – Berenice Abbott

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. – Elliott Erwitt

The way that light hits objects, I think, is one of the more important things that sculpture and photography share. – Rashid Johnson

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

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

When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear. – Alfred Eisenstaedt

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

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

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

Essentially what photography is is life lit up. – Sam Abell

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

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them. – Diane Arbus

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

Photography is truth. – Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

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

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

One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time. – Annie Leibovitz

A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective. – Irving Penn

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

I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed. – Annie Leibovitz

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

All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. – Richard Avedon

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

I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs. – Wayne Miller

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 my images I live with them. – Bruce Gilden

If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff. – Jim Richardson

When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph. – Annie Leibovitz

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. – Steve McCurry

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. – Yousuf Karsh

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

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

I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are. – Ellen Von Unwerth

Only photograph what you love. – Tim Walker

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

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

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness. – Yousuf Karsh

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

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

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.

Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence. – Eadweard Muybridge

What do we feel when we look at a good photograph? We just want to be there, right at the exact moment that photo taken! – Mehmet Murat Ildan

Photographers don’t take pictures. They create images. – Mark Denman

Photography is an immediate reaction; drawing is a meditation. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset. – Catherine Opie

Inspirational Photography Quotes

When a moment in front of me appears to be particularly special, whether it be by beauty or experience, I capture it. I usually find a reason to justify taking that photo – symmetry, or color or contrast – and it’s my hope that my photography sheds light onto what I see and do on a daily basis. – Connor Franta

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

My interest in photography is not to capture an image I see or even have in my mind, but to explore the potential of moments I can only begin to imagine. – Lois Greenfield

Contrast is what makes photography interesting. – Conrad Hall

Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That’s the thing about painting, photography, cinema. – David Lynch

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary. – David Bailey

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. – Ansel Adams

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

I think that’s the strength of photography – to decide the decisive moment, to click in the moment to come up with a picture that never comes back again. – Rene Burri

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

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

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man. – Edward Steichen

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world. – Arnold Newman

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts. – Garry Winogrand

The way that light hits objects in life, three-dimensional objects before you photograph them, is really the story of photography. – Rashid Johnson

Technology has eliminated the basement darkroom and the whole notion of photography as an intense labor of love for obsessives and replaced them with a sense of immediacy and instant gratification. – Joe McNally

The whole nature of photography has changed with the advent of a camera in everybody’s hand. – Sally Mann

The advent of the digital age and the immediacy and convenience of digital video and photography allows people to become an integral part of the feedback loop which actively shapes the content we are fed. – Damian Loeb

In terms of digital photography, I continue to print and use film for the most part. I still shoot with film, 21/4 film specifically, and I love it. I love it because I know what it does, how it really responds to light. – Carrie Mae Weems

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

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away. – Eudora Welty

A photograph is a moral decision taken in one-eighth of a second. – Salman Rushdie

The camera has always been a guide, and it’s allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn’t even notice. – Don Chadwick

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

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

The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it! – Ansel Adams

Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. – Walker Evans

Sharpness is a bourgeois concept – Henri Cartier-Bresson

The cliché comes not in what you shoot but in how you shoot it. – David duChemin

Regarding the creative: never assume you’re the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you’re masterful. – Don Roff

My love of photography is melded with the ability to capture what I want to remember in the moment I want to never forget. – Devin Dygert

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

No matter how sophisticated the camera, the photographer is still the one that makes it. – Doug Bartlow

God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness. – Mark Denman

In my view, you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it. – Émile Zola

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain. – Helmut Newton

My pictures are about making people realize we’ve got to protect those who can’t speak for themselves. – Michael “Nick” Nichols

Taking a picture is like giving a piece of your soul away. You allow other people to see the world through your eyes. – Katja Michael

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

The photographer does the world a great disservice when he leaves his camera at home. – Mark Denman

When I make a photograph I feel that I hold a piece of the universe in my hands. – Paul Chaplo

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

There is the satisfaction of being able to look at the image without flinching. There is the pleasure of flinching. – Sontag, Susan

My best photo will be the last one, that I want to be taken. – Biju Karakkonam

Do not take pictures to please the public, the photo should be spontaneous and free. – Betty Poluk

Some days you just get lucky… Other days you wait patiently for luck to happen. – Destin Sparks

I take the same picture twice, First with my heart then camera. – Biju Karakkonam

Whosoever possesses a camera should never know boredom. – Wayne Gerard Trotman

The important thing is, you have to have something important to say about the world. – Paul Strand

It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness. – Paul Strand

I began to realize that the camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually observed. – Galen Rowell

The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new. – William Thackeray

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

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham

Everything always looked better in black and white. Everything always looked as if it were the first time; there’s always more people in a black and white photograph. It just makes it seem that there were more people at a gig, more people at a football match, than with color photography. Everything looks more exciting. – Jack Lowden

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. – Man Ray

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

Profound Quotes on Photography to Inspire Your Best Pictures

The pictures are there, and you just take them. – Robert Capa

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

Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate, and that is an aspect that I have to puncture. I do that by showing the world as I really find it. – Martin Parr

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

The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. – Anne Geddes

You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life. – Joan Miro

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. – Dorothea Lange

Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location. – Joe McNally

Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers. – Matthew Brady

Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future. – Sally Mann

A camera is a SAVE button for the mind’s eye. – Roger Kingston

Of course, I realize that photography is not the technical facility as much as it is the eye, and this decision that one makes for the moment at which you are going to snap, you know. – Ben Shahn

We don’t learn from our good images; we learn from the ones that can be improved on. – Jen Rozenbaum

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. – Ansel Adams

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

There’s a time when people say your work is revolutionary, but you have to keep being revolutionary. I can’t keep shooting pop stars all my life. You have to keep changing, keep pushing yourself, looking for the new, the unusual. – Rankin

Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gizmos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel. – Peter Adams

The more you photograph, the more you realize what can and what can’t be photographed. You just have to keep doing it. – Eliot Porter

It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy. – Elliott Erwitt

Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made. – Andy Goldsworthy

The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer. – Robert Mapplethorpe

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

I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really believe in. – Steve McCurry

I think of photography like therapy. – Harry Gruyaert

Photography has nothing to do with cameras. – Lucas Gentry

You cannot possibly hit the shutter without leaving a piece of you in the image. – Joe Buissink

Photography is my passion. Whenever I get time, I click. – Shaheer Sheikh

I love this life. I feel like I am always catching my breath and saying, ‘Oh! Will you look at that?’ Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary life. You don’t look for pictures. Your pictures are looking for you. – Harold Feinstein

Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase. – Percy W. Harris

Photography gives you the opportunity to use your sensibility and everything you are to say something about and be part of the world around you. In this way, you might discover who you are, and with a little luck, you might discover something much larger than yourself. – Peter Lindbergh

When you photograph a face… you photograph the soul behind it. – Jean-Luc Godard

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

If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument. – Eve Arnold

When a moment in front of me appears to be particularly special, whether it be by beauty or experience, I capture it. I usually find a reason to justify taking that photo – symmetry, or color, or contrast – and it’s my hope that my photography sheds light onto what I see and do on a daily basis. – Connor Franta

Whatever situations you’re in, you have to find a way to rock it. – Mary Marantz

Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. – David Alan Harvey

Perception isn’t reality, it’s the only reality. – Amy and Jordan Demos

You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard

Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So, it’s good to capture people when they are themselves. – Patrick Demarchelier

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. – Ansel Adams

Fear is the thing that prohibits a lot of photographers from reaching their full potential. – Collin Pierson

No place is boring if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and a pocket full of unexposed film. – Robert Adams

Clients love pictures where they’re laughing versus just smiling. That’s because there’s emotion behind it. Because you’re capturing energy, not just a still image. – Jen Rozenbaum

A photograph is memory in the raw. – Carrie Latet

I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and identity. – Bob Anderson

Photography is about capturing souls not smiles. – Dragan Tapshanov

Spend more time working on posing, expressions, and creating energy between the couple and you – they need to feel the energy that makes them react. Remember, reaction is part of the pose. – Roberto Valenzuela

The Facts About Photography

Who first invented photography?

Nicéphore Niépce invited photography.

What is the oldest photograph?

The oldest photograph captured by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. He used a “heliograph” technique. The photo was taken in Burgundy. From upstairs window at Niépce’s estate.

When was the first color photo?

In 1855 James Clerk Maxwell suggested to made three- color photograph and it taken in 1861 by Thomas Suttton.

When did photography become popular?

Photography didn’t become popular until the 1950s. And most photographs were taken in black and white until the 1960s.

What you can like about photographs?

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

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