25 Great Photography Quotes for Music Shooters

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A majority of the photography quotes you find online these days are a bit outdated, because in many cases they were written by film shooters in the 1900s. As a result, they often reflect a perspective that has limited relevance in the modern era of DSLRs and digital imaging.

However, I’ve spent hours sifting through thousands of quotes to bring you this exclusive list of 25 that not only contain timeless truths, but can also can be applied specifically to band & music photography.

Enjoy!

1.   When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear. –Alfred Eisenstaedt <tweet this>

2.   There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept. -Ansel Adams <tweet this>

3.   My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain. -Helmut Newton <tweet this>

4.   I’m 90% therapist, 10% photographer. -Peter Hurley <tweet this>

5.   Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. -Imogen Cunningham <tweet this>

6.   The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer. -Robert Mapplethorpe <tweet this>

7.   Photography is the story I fail to put into words. -Destin Sparks <tweet this>

8.   A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it. -Edward Steichen <tweet this>

9.   Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field. -Peter Adams <tweet this>

10.   The only photographer you should compare yourself to is the one you used to be. -Unknown <tweet this>

11.   Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. –David Alan Harvey <tweet this>

12.   A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know. -Diane Arbus <tweet this>

13.   When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice. –Robert Frank <tweet this>

14.   There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. –Ansel Adams <tweet this>

15.   If you want something to look interesting, don’t light all of it. –Joe McNally <tweet this>

16.   It’s no accident that a photographer becomes a photographer any more than a lion tamer becomes a lion tamer. -D. Lange <tweet this>

17.   I am a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation. -Elliot Erwitt <tweet this>

18.   All photographers have to do, is find and catch the story-telling moment. -Alfred Eisenstaedt <tweet this>

19.   Look for the extraordinary in the ordinary. -Matthew Knisely <tweet this>

20.   It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter. -Alfred Eisenstaedt <tweet this>

21.   Photography is like sex. You know the ending. So how can you make it interesting? -Fer Juaristi <tweet this>

22.   I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good. –Anonymous <tweet this>

23.   Just be prepared to look back in a few years on yourself, and your photos, and laugh. -Ben Chrisman <tweet this>

24.   Photography has little to do with the things you see, and everything to do with the way you see them. -Elliot Erwitt <tweet this>

25.   Practice the art of focusing on what’s awesome to you. -Fer Juaristi <tweet this>

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