Photography has long been one of the world’s most popular hobbies. Not only does it allow us to exercise our creativity, we can also create and capture memories, record important historic events and express ourselves artistically in ways that words sometimes fail us. Being both a writer and a photographer, I love words and I love photographs. And I especially love it when I can combine the two. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I think they must multiply tenfold when they are combined. So here are 14 of my favorite creative photography quotes. I hope they will inspire you like they inspire me.
Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in a dark room. . . So if you see darkness in your life, be reassured that a beautiful picture is being prepared.
A photograph is a return ticket to a moment already gone.
A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera. –Dorthea Lange
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. -Ansel Adams
The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do. -Andy Warhol
Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work. -Martin Parr
Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures. -Elliott Erwitt
Photography is a means by which we learn to see the ordinary. –David Bailey
Make time to make memories.
If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff. –Jim Richardson
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera. –Lewis Hine
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