A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes just pictures are not enough, so here are some quotes about photos and photography.

“Sometimes the simplest pictures are the hardest to get.”
– Neil Leifer

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

“Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner.”
– Anonymous

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

“The question is not what you look at but what you see!”
– Henry David Thoureau

“There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.”
– Ansel Adams

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

“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

“Every time someone tells me how sharp my photos are, I assume that it isn’t a very interesting photograph. If it were, they would have more to say.”
– Anonymous

“All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth.”
– Richard Avedon

“There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don’t be bitter because you can’t record it. Sit down, drink it in, and enjoy it for what it is!”
– DeGriff

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.”
– Ansel Adams

“Photography, like alcohol, should only be allowed to those who can do without it.”
– Walter Sickert

“I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good.”
– Anonymous

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

“I shutter to think how many people are underexposed and lacking depth in this field.”
– Rick Steves

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

“People think that all cameramen do is point the camera at things, but it’s a heck of a lot more complicated than that!”
– Larry in the movie “Groundhog Day”

“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

“Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film.”
– Anonymous

“If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time.”
– Robert Doisneau

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

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

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

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

“I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.”
– John Steinbeck

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

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

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

“One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photos out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photos out of focus are a style.”
– Anonymous