Photography is all about feeling the moment and being able to capture it. In this post, we have gathered 27 most awesome photography quotes. Enjoy!

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

A landscape photographer, based in Queensland, Australia.

2. “Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” – Anonymous

3. “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

An American photographer widely considered to be closely involved with the abstract expressionist movement.

Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind – Kentucky (1951)

4. “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

A British photojournalist, particularly recognized for his war photography.

 Don McCullin

HUE 1968 – Photo by Don McCullin

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

An American documentary photographer and photojournalist.

6. “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

An American photographer from Boston, Massachusetts.

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

An American advertising and documentary photographer.

8. “Essentially what photography is is life lit up.” – Sam Abell

An American photographer known for his frequent publication of photographs in National Geographic.

9. “I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.” – Gilles Peress

A French photographer and a member of Magnum Photos.

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

An American Civil War soldier and writer.

11.“When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.” – Anonymous

12. “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” – Ansel Adams

A photographer and environmentalist.

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

An American photographer noted for photographs of marginalized people whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal.

14. “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

An American photographer known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lives.

15. “Photography is truth.” – Jean-Luc Godard

A French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic.

16. “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

A street photographer.

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

A photographer and director, specializing in erotic femininity.

Queen of the night @bellahadid at @bulgariofficial #party

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

A New Zealand-born Australian actor.

19. “Only photograph what you love.” – Tim Walker

A British fashion photographer, who regularly shoots for Vogue

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

An American photographer.

21. “Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.” – Anonymous

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

An American photographer known for her photography of botanicals, nudes, and industry.

Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham – Self-portrait with a camera (1920)

23. “Wherever there is light, one can photograph.” – Alfred Stieglitz

An American photographer internationally recognized as being a pioneer of modern photography.

24. “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

An American portrait photographer.

25. “Photography is a love affair with life.” – Burk Uzzle

An American documentary photographer.

26. “I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.” – Ernst Haas

A photojournalist who was one of the first photographers to use color in his work.

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

A fashion photographer.