114 Photo Shoots Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of photo shoots quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about photo session.

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The Most Famous Photo Shoots Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed. — Garry Winogrand

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain. — Helmut Newton

A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed — Richard Avedon

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. — Berenice Abbott

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product. — Edward Steichen

I'm self-conscious in photo shoots. I much prefer to do interviews and talk about the work. — Joseph Morgan

If you look at any great fashion photograph out of context, it will tell you just as much about what's going on in the world as a headline in the New York Times. — Anna Wintour

It's more important for a photographer to have very good shoes, than to have a very good camera — Sebastiao Salgado

Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed. — Garry Winogrand

My mom was a photographer and whenever they needed a baby for a modelling job, she'd stick me in front of the camera. That's how it started. — Alyson Hannigan

Short Photo Shoots Quotes

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  • Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow. — Imogen Cunningham
  • For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity. — Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second. — Marc Riboud
  • The eye should learn to listen before it looks. — Robert Frank
  • If you want something to look interesting, don’t light all of it. — John Loengard
  • There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes. — Abraham Lincoln
  • A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it. — Edward Steichen
  • Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location. — Joe McNally
  • A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity. — George Bernard Shaw
  • You don't make a photograph just with a camera — Ansel Adams
Photo shoots quote Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

What Is A Picture Quotes

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I’m not good-looking. I used to be, but not anymore. Not like Robert Taylor. What I have got is I have character in my face. It’s taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. When I go to work in a picture, I say, ‘Don’t take the lines out of my face. Leave them there.’ — Humphrey Bogart

Try to reach for a simple, visual phrase that tells you what the picture is all about and evokes the essence of the story — Saul Bass

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. — John Tuley

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see. — John Tukey

My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying to photograph what is essentially invisible. And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture. — Leonard Nimoy

Directing ain't about drawing a neat little picture and showing it to the cameraman. I didn't want to go to film school. I didn't know what the point was. The fact is, you don't know what directing is until the sun is setting and you've got to get five shots and you're only going to get two. — David Fincher

Everyone has a point of view. Some people call it style, but what we're really talking about is the guts of a photograph. When you trust your point of view, that's when you start taking pictures. — Annie Leibovitz

I don't have anything to say in any picture. My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph. I have no preconceptions. — Garry Winogrand

My whole life had been spent waiting for an epiphany, a manifestation of God's presence, the kind of transcendent, magical experience that lets you see your place in the big picture. And that is what I had with my first [compost] heap. — Bette Midler

Very effective way to do this with a bunch of second graders, is take a picture of The Lion King for instance, and a teacher might say, 'Do you know that the music for this movie was written by a gay man?' The message is: I'm better at what I do, because I'm gay. — Michele Bachmann

Photo Session Quotes

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My strangest media moment a photo session they all had dressed up like 50 gangsters. That was pretty cool. We have to get some more of those kind of photos sometimes. — Kerry King

I love photo sessions. I'm alone, I'm the queen, everyone's taking care of me. — Eva Herzigova

Richard Avedon taught me that if you go into a photo session and come out with what you had hoped for, it’s a failure. You need to be surprised if you want it to be magical. — Amy Arbus

Sometimes people confuse contrivance and authenticity, and sometimes I think authenticity can get in the way of a good excuse to do something theatrical. I just don't like wasting opportunity - if you're going to do a photo session, if you're going to walk on stage, why not make it interesting? — Johnny Marr

How do you convince radio to play you? How do you make a good video? How do you pose for a photo session that conveys who you are? These are real challenges that if you get wrong in the real world, you're done. — Matt Serletic

I vaguely remember doing [all my] photo sessions, but definitely there were some surprises there for me. — Cassandra Peterson

I think, cumulatively, I probably have done more photo sessions than just about everyone. Maybe as much as a supermodel. I know they model all the time, but have they done it for 35 years? I don't think so. — Cassandra Peterson

You know a photo session is really a dance and making sure that they're comfortable and for me it's the music, the music, the music. That is everything. — Carol Friedman

So I always get in some kind of situation where next thing I know it's four a.m. and I go, uh oh, I have a photo session first thing in the morning! — Lita Ford

Fashion Photography Quotes

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Very often I say to myself: I would like to make a photo where nothing happens. But in order to eliminate, there has to be something to begin with. For nothing to happen, something has to happen first. — Sarah Moon

Put on a sweater and really great sneakers with a big scarf, and you’ll look so stylish. For me, they are an everyday essential. — Meghan Markle

For me, fashion is one of the biggest changes. I never got to wear Chanel or anything like that, growing up, or really experience fashion the way I get to now. — Sadie Sink

Since I was a little girl, I have always been interested in make-up and fashion. — Lisa Manoban

I think that’s what’s so fun about fashion: that I don’t have to be defined by one particular style. It’s whatever I’m feeling that day. — Sadie Sink

I’ve always kind of had this interest in fashion. — Sadie Sink

What I find interesting is working in a society with certain taboos and fashion photography is about that kind of society. To have taboos, then to get around them that is interesting. — Helmut Newton

I love fashion, and I simply enjoy good design in clothes and regard that as one of my hobbies. — Martha C. Nussbaum

I’ve been working seriously in giving fashion a place that it deserves. — Diane Von Furstenberg

I'm not a social person. Not that I'm not at ease. I'm pretty good, but it bores me. Not the people, but the whole thing. What for? It's not very productive. I only want to do what I have to do: fashion, photography, books. And that's all. — Karl Lagerfeld

Portrait Photography Quotes

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A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person. — Saul Leiter

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

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it ... Autograph your work with excellence. — Vince Lombardi

In a sense, every work you do is a self-portrait because your paintings always reveal more about you than about your subject. Your experience of something, not the something itself, is the true underlying subject of every work you do. — Richard Schmid

The tool of every self-portrait is the mirror. You see yourself in it. Turn it the other way, and you see the world . — Agnes Varda

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

Portraits are the most intimate photographs. The image will survive the subject. — Victor Skrebneski

As time passes by and you look at portraits, the people come back to you like a silent echo. A photograph is a vestige of a face, a face in transit. Photography has something to do with death. It's a trace. — Henri Cartier-Bresson

It says in the Bible, in plain words, that God made a self-portrait. He created man in His own image - man and woman - for God is Love.Why should we start thinking of a god up in the clouds with wings, if He dwells within us in the spirit of Love?! — Thor Heyerdahl

Photography freed painting from a lot of tiresome chores, starting with family portraits. — Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Photography Quotes

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It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head. — Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop. — Ziad K. Abdelnour

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I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical. — Trent Parke

Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence. — Eadweard Muybridge

You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either. — Galen Rowell

You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. — Ansel Adams

I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. — Mark Rothko

I like to make people a little uncomfortable. It encourages them to examine who they are and why they think the way they do. — Sally Mann

The biggest cliche in Photography is Sunrise and Sunset. — Catherine Opie

The body says what words cannot. — Martha Graham

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More Photo Shoots Quotes

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

When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul! — Ted Grant

Motherhood has most definitely changed me and my life. Its so crazy how drastic even the small details change - in such an amazing way. Even silly things, like the fact that all of my pictures on my cell phone used to be of me at photo shoots - conceited, I know! - but now every single picture on my phone is of Mason. — Kourtney Kardashian

Now, to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravity before going for a walk. — Edward Weston

The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. — Richard Avedon

My favorite thing about doing photo shoots is just being able to have fun, meeting new people, getting dressed up, and I just love doing it. So, I have a lot of fun. — Kendall Jenner

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

My hair was so much a part of my personality and all my photo shoots. I hid behind my hair. And then, I just decided I was okay with myself. To have short hair and really show my face is even more revealing than anything. It's a statement - not to everyone else, more to myself. I'm just ready to get out from behind my hair and be myself. — Sayings

Every photo shoot, I'm always asking the makeup artist what they're using on me, and I'll go out and get it. — Denise Richards

Gratitude isn't just a feeling, it's an action. Expressing gratitude by writing in a journal, taking a photo, or shooting a video creates a lasting impression that can bring more gratitude into the world-for children and adults. — Janice Kaplan

I actually go to the gym much more now than I did when I was on Buffy. I like to stay fit, because that's when I feel really healthy. But I never worked out for any kind of image. People have said to me, 'Do you starve yourself before photo shoots?' And I always say, 'No way.! That's what airbrushing is for. I had french fries last night.' — Sarah Michelle Gellar

There is always a bit of seduction to it when one person is clothed and the other is naked, which can be a little weird. Everybody should be naked. In that case, it would be easier. Let's do a huge naked photo shoot! — Carine Roitfeld

I find the whole concept of being 'sexy' embarrassing and confusing. If I do a photo-shoot, people desperately want to change me - dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there's the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that's not me. — Emma Watson

I always steal a pair of socks on every photo shoot I do. It's my thing. — Matt Smith

I've always been intimidated by the technicalities of taking photos, especially with a film camera - not just a point and shoot. — Taylor Kitsch

I didn't want to chase movies. It's too hard. You've got to work at it - opening nights, photo shoots, publicity people, managers. I never wanted to do that. I'm too lazy. — Robert Sean Leonard

The only thing I hate are photo shoots. I just hate them. I don't know why I cannot stand them. — Bradley Cooper

Photo shoots for underage girls are like letting an ant walk around with honey. — Janice Dickinson

My first calendar was a combination of photos taken from different shoots including golf and casual. — Natalie Gulbis

Whenever you have a photo shoot or something like that, it’s like-you just feel dumb. It’s just so stupid. — Johnny Depp

Currently I am working on another three books, doing a lot of magazine work, am shooting for fifteen stock agencies, plus my own photo library - all this keeps me quite busy! — Nigel Dennis

I wouldn't wear tiny amounts of clothing in my real life so I don't think it's necessary to wear that stuff in photo-shoots. — Taylor Swift

I was at a photo shoot, and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like, 'Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious.' And then they took it away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want a cross with me at all times. — Kate Upton

In photo shoots, I rely on instinct. Which is not to say I don't bring ideas to a project or consider it beforehand. — Carine Roitfeld

I have a very old-fashioned and traditional mode of dress. I get embarrassed, and I don't really like going to photo shoots. I don't like stylists. — Charlie Watts

I try to dress a little casual before my photo-shoots. I can be comfortable before I go into my... transition. — Jennifer Hudson

In a photo shoot, you have to be very comfortable in your own skin. It's all about confidence-boosting and putting on armor. — Adelaide Clemens

During my first photo shoot, I was unhappy because they put so much makeup on me and straightened my hair. I've been stubborn ever since. — Norah Jones

I've been to a lot of photo shoots, and I see these girls that are just really thin. They're not healthy. They don't work out. — Lindsey Vonn

Life choices and projects and photo shoots, I can't base them on anybody else but myself. I've done things where I'm like, "Do I want my dad to see this? I don't know!" But the best lesson I can teach my sisters, or any younger women, is "Do what YOU do. Don't follow me, follow you." — Kiersey Clemons

There have been times where I have definitely felt like I was a john. As a pin-up photographer for ten years, when I was photographing men and women, to be honest, sometimes I felt like I was a john, especially when I was shooting guys because they - you know - they had to have big erections in the photos. — Annie Sprinkle

A lot of my life involves sitting and having make-up put on; whether it's on a movie set or for a photo shoot. When you're wearing that kind of make-up all the time your skin does get all this sensitivity, so it's important that you make sure you have make-up that is easy on your skin and not too harsh for it. — Kate Hudson

If I'm not on the red carpet or at a photo shoot, I never wear anything besides ChapStick. But I'll have a heart attack if I don't have my chapstick. — Kate Mara

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