Happy World Photography Day: With Inspiring Quotes

The World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. On August 19, 1839, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”.

Photography has the ability to tell stories and inspire people. It has changed the way we see the world and gave us the ability to share our perception on the world around us. The moment might be fleeting, but once photographed it gets frozen for a lifetime. Photographs have the potential to evoke memories and take us back to the past.The day also serves as an inspiration for many to take up photography as a profession or to pursue it as a zealous hobby.

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

Some of my Favourite & Inspirational Quotes for Photographers:

  1. “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

  2. “We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” — Ralph Hattersley

  3. “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

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

  5. “The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.” — Scott Lorenzo

  6. “I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.” — Gilles Peress

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

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

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

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

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    “A photograph is a moment – when you press the button, it will never come back,” -René Burri.

  11. “Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”— Susan Sontag

  12. “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

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

  14. “Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.” — Anonymous

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

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