7 Inspirational Quotes from Famous Photographers To Start Your Week

Marc Silber has interviewed many photographers over the years and in his new book called “Advancing Your Photography” he’s putting knowledge together for photographers who want to simply just become better. Inside you’ll find loads of tips and tricks on how to critique images, look at photos more critically, and how to simply shoot better based on a number of proven techniques from many famous photographers over the years.

Below, we’ve gathered (with permission) a number of inspirational quotes from famous photographers published in the book. Enjoy!

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…” – Aaron Siskind, photographer

“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” — Yousuf Karsh, photographer

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” — Henri Cartier-Bresson

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”
— Henri Cartier-Bresson

“To compose a subject well means no more than to see and present it in the strongest manner possible.” — Edward Weston

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

“The greatest joy for me is geometry, that means a structure…It’s a sensuous pleasure, an intellectual pleasure, at the same time to have everything in the right place. It’s a recognition of an order which is in front of you.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.