100+ Best Photo Editing Quotes for Instagram

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Photo Editing Quotes

Contrary to popular opinion, taking photos is not just about getting a camera and clicking a button. Photography is an art. So, when you post these photographs, you need the best picture editing quotes to embellish your posts and hint at the thought process behind them.

Apart from that, photography editing quotes, especially those from seasoned photographers can fuel your creativity and give you a new perspective on the art form. This helps you take better and more impactful photos.

Therefore, whether you are an amateur or a seasoned photographer, you are bound to like our list of the best photo editing quotes. These photo editing quotes can be used on Instagram for posts, stories and also reel captions along with, Whatsapp stories as well.

Top 105 Photography Editing Quotes

This compilation of picture editing quotes contains wise words about the technical aspects of photography, human emotion, scene composition, and much more.

  • “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”- Ansel Adams
  • “Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of fields.”- Peter Adams
  • “Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”- Destin Sparks
  • “A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”- Annie Leibovitz
  • “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”- Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • “There is one thing the photo must contain – the humanity of the moment.”- Robert Frank
  • “Photography is the art of making memories tangible.”- Destin Sparks
  • “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”- Dorothea Lange
  • “Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.”- Ansel Adams
  • “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
  • “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”- Diane Arbus
  • “Photography helps people to see.”- Berenice Abbott
  • “A good snapshot keeps a moment that’s gone from running away.”- Eudora Welty
  • “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
  • “It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.”- Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • “Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”- Robert Frank
  • “The earth is art, the photographer is only a witness.”- Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  • “I go and get the camera and do it. Photography is a medium in which if you don’t do it then, very often you don’t do it at all, because it doesn’t happen twice.”- Paul Strand
  • “The photo that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”- Scott Lorenzo
  • “Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.”- Bill Brandt
  • “In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.”- James Wilson
  • “In photography, there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”- August Sander
  • “It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.”- Ansel Adams
  • “The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.”- Anne Geddes
  • “The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”- William Thackeray
  • “The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”- Susan Sontag
  • “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”- Joan Miro
  • “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”- Marc Riboud
  • “I’ve always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception.”- James Balog
  • “I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs.”- Wayne Miller
  • “Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.”- Jacques-Henri Lartigue
  • “In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.”- James Wilson
  • “The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”- Annie Leibovitz
  • “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.”- Lewis Hine
  • “If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.”- Linda McCartney
  • “Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.”- Sally Mann
  • “To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”- Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • “When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.”- Wynn Bullock
  • “Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”- Imogen Cunningham
  • “Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”- George Eastman
  • “Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gizmos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.”- Peter Adams
  • “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”- Paul Strand
  • “The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.”- Orson Welles
  • “My interest in photography is not to capture an image I see or even have in my mind, but to explore the potential of moments I can only begin to imagine.”- Lois Greenfield
  • “Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary.”- Harold Feinstein
  • “Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”- Susan Sontag
  • “We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”- Ralph Hattersley
  • “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”- Robert Frank
  • “Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.”- Martin Parr
  • “It’s amazing how photography can capture just a split second of something exquisite.”- Kiera Cass
  • “You cannot possibly hit the shutter without leaving a piece of you in the image.”- Joe Buissink
  • “One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.”- Lisa Kristine
  • “Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.”- Sebastian Smee
  • “The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”- Ernst Hass
  • “One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and on. It’s on all the time.”- Annie Leibovitz
  • “Photography gives you the opportunity to use your sensibility and everything you are to say something about and be part of the world around you. In this way, you might discover who you are, and with a little luck, you might discover something much larger than yourself.”- Peter Lindbergh
  • “If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”- Eve Arnold
  • “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”- Dorothea Lange
  • “When a photo of a person looks deep into your spirit and tells you a thousand stories….. Stories from your past even before you existed, then the photo is way above any description.”- Sameh Elsayed
  • “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”- David Alan Harvey
  • “You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.”- William Albert Allard
  • “Photography is a means by which we learn to see the ordinary.”- David Bailey
  • “Fear is the thing that prohibits a lot of photographers from reaching their full potential.”- Collin Pierson
  • “A photograph is like a recipe- the memory is the finished dish.”- Carrie Latet
  • “Contrast is what makes photography interesting.”- Conrad Hall
  • “No place is boring if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and a pocket full of unexposed film.”- Robert Adams
  • “A photograph is memory in the raw.”- Carrie Latet
  • “Photography is a means by which we learn to see the ordinary.”- David Bailey
  •  “Photography is about capturing souls not smiles.”- Dragan Tapshanov
  • “The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”- Steven Pinker
  • “Photography is a love affair with life.”- Burk Uzzle
  • “Every artist has a central story to tell, and the difficulty, the impossible task, is trying to present that story in pictures.”- Gregory Crewdson
  • “Your inspiration is better if it comes from many different sources and your sensibilities will transform all those influences and inspiration into your own visual world. It’s like reading the book instead of watching the movie.”- Peter Lindbergh
  • “My photography is the result of being there at the right moment.”- Rene Burri
  • “We see in colour all the time. Black and white is therefore immediately an interpretation of the world, rather than a copy.”- Michael Kenna
  • “To me, photography must suggest, not insist or explain.”- Brassai
  • “The golden rule in the arts, as far as I am concerned, is that all rules are meant to be broken.”- Michael Kenna
  • “I began to realize that the camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually observed.”- Galen Rowell
  • “If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.”- Edward Weston
  • “The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.”- Susan Meiselas
  • “There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.”- Robert Heinecken
  • “Photography is the beauty of life captured.”- Tara Chisolm
  • “Photographing a culture in the here and now often means photographing the intersection of the present with the past.”- David DuChemin
  • “Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”- Yousuf Karsh
  • “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”- Elliott Erwitt
  • “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”- Ansel Adams
  • “I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.”- Ernst Haas
  • “I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.”- Leon Levinstein
  • “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
  • “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”- Edward Steichen
  • “To me, pictures are about memory.”- Joe McNally
  • “With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.”- Ernst Haas
  • “For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”- Henri-Cartier Bresson
  • “The photograph… is not a picture of something, but is an object about something.”- Robert Heinecken
  • “The camera’s not a camera, really. It’s an open door we need to walk through. It’s up to us to keep moving our feet.”- Joe McNally
  • “Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.”- Berenice Abbott
  • “Everywhere is something which could be beautiful. You must only to see and to know what and how to take off, to crop from the infinity. Abstract, fine art, nature, landscape, and portrait photography.”- Florin Constantinescu
  • “We can write the new chapters in a visual language whose prose and poetry will need no translation.”- Ernst Haas
  • “We rely, I think, on landscape photography to make intelligible to us what we already know.”- Robert Adams
  • “Photography is a calling that requires vigilance and alertness for that moment in time that only occurs once.”- Caroline Mueller
  • “In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.”- Henri Cartier Bresson
  • “Your aim as a photographer is to get a picture of that person that means something. Portraits aren’t fantasies; they need to tell a truth.”- Tim Walker
  • “A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture.”- Charlie Waite
  • “A photographer must always work with the greatest respect for his subject and in terms of his point of view.”- Henri Cartier Bresson
  • “When a portrait evokes a feeling, then you’ve got something. Technique isn’t really important. What I want is a believable moment.”- Bert Stern

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Sanjit Mansingh

Sanjit Mansingh

Sanjit Mansingh is a Journalism and Mass Communication graduate. While studying in this field he quickly realized what he wants to do in his life: Filmmaking. His interest in writing scripts is what made him give a try in the world of content writing. Sanjit's an avid Movie Geek and is an award winning Director as well.

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