125 Capturing Moments Quotes To Inspire Photography (2024)

Looking for quotes about capturing moments and memories? We have rounded up the best collection of capturing moments quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, status messages, (with images and pictures) to inspire photographers who love photography.

Photography is all about freezing heartfelt moments into memories forever. There are some special moments in life which you always want to cherish and relive. A picture with a loved one makes you relive your old memories.

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Be it your wedding, time with your friends, your family, your children, each moment is special a nd capturing them beautifully will help you preserve history which you can revisit whenever you want.

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These amazing photography quotes about capturing moments will inspire you to take pictures of special moments in life and preserve and cherish them all your life. A simple smile of your loved one in a photo can be really nostalgic at times and bring all good memories in a flash back.

We have divided these beautiful capture the moments quotes in the following sections to motivate you;

  • Capturing Moments Quotes
  • Quotes About Capturing Memories

Capturing Moments Quotes

  1. “Collect moments not things.”
  2. “Life is short. Capture every moment.”

  3. “A photograph is the pause button of life.”

  4. “Look for the moment between moments.”

  5. “Photography is truth.” Jean-Luc Godard

  6. “Only photograph what you love.” – Tim Walker

  7. “When I have a camera in my hand I know no fear.”

  8. “I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.” – Gilles Peress

  9. “The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”

  10. “Essentially what photography is is life lit up.” – Sam Abell

  11. “You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.”

  12. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams

  13. “Photography has nothing to do with cameras.” – Lucas Gentry

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

  15. “Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” – Susan Sontag

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

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

  18. “Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.” – Yousuf Karsh

  19. “Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”

  20. “Capturing the moments of today that will wow your hearts tomorrow.”

  21. “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

  22. “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.”

  23. “I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs.” – Wayne Miller

  24. “All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” – Richard Avedon

  25. “Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” – Peter Adams

  26. “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

  27. “In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.” – August Sander

  28. “Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.” – Ambrose Bierce

  29. “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud

  30. “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt

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

  32. “I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.” – Diane Arbus

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

  34. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange

  35. “I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” – Diane Arbus

  36. “Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.” – Sally Mann

  37. “I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.” – Ellen Von Unwerth

  38. “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” – Diane Arbus

  39. “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” – Robert Frank

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

  41. “If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.” – Linda McCartney

  42. “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange

  43. “No place is boring, if you’ve had a sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.” – Robert Adams

  44. “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” – Alfred Stieglitz

  45. “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” – Jim Richardson

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

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

  48. “Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.” – Diane Arbus

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

  50. “Captured moments stuck in between reality and could-have-beens consuming a part of you and a part of me.”

  51. “A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” – Annie Leibovitz

  52. “My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” – Steve McCurry

  53. “Once you learn to care, you can record images with your mind or on film. There is no difference between the two.”

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

  55. “A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a persons life that reveal greater truths.”

  56. “What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” – John Berger

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

  58. “One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.” – Annie Leibovitz

  59. “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

  60. “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

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

  62. “When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.” – Annie Leibovitz

  63. “I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.” – Annie Leibovitz

  64. “You 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

  65. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams

  66. “At certain moments of intense personal grief, capturing images was for me the only way to comprehend later what was happening.” – Pedro Meyer

  67. “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

  68. “Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”

  69. “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

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

  71. “I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” – Bruce Gilden

  72. “If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.” – Eve Arnold

  73. “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

  74. 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

  75. “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt

Quotes About Capturing Memories

  1. “Capture every moment as if its your last.”

  2. “Capture the moment that take your breath away.”

  3. “Capture the sacred moment.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  4. “A picture has the magic to make a moment last forever.”

  5. “Photography is the beauty of life captured.” – Tara Chisholm

  6. “Happiness is… capturing special moments with your camera.”

  7. “Capturing moments in eyes, is better than, capturing in camera.”

  8. “When you take a picture you are stopping the moment you want to save.”

  9. “Some captured moments are worth a thousand memories, only if you can see it!”

  10. “If you don’t capture the moments, they will be gone forever.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  11. “Like most photographers, I try to capture a moment in my work.” – Julian Lennon

  12. “Capturing the moments is good, living those moments is the best.” – Nitish Shukla

  13. “The Instagram generation now experiences the present as an anticipated memory.”

  14. “Any moment which is not captured is loss in the events of time.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  15. “Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.” – Booth Tarkington

  16. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

  17. “Capturing a beautiful moment in a photo is something I’m very passionate about.” – Nigel Barker

  18. “Film can capture a moment of spontaneous life that will never be captured again.” – Greta Gerwig

  19. “In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.” – James Wilson

  20. “Photography to me is catching a moment that is passing, and which is true.” – Jacques-Henri Lartigue

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

  22. “I am happiest sitting against a tree, with my notebook or sketchpad on my knee, capturing the moment.” – Fennel Hudson

  23. “Photography was a way for me to freeze time and to capture the moments that were happy and healthy.” – Rachel Morrison

  24. “People talk about perfect timing, but I think everything is perfect in its moment; you just want to capture that.” – Eddie Huang

  25. “People are so wonderful that a photographer has only to wait for that breathless moment to capture what he wants on film.” – Weegee

  26. “When a moment in front of me appears to be particularly special, whether it be by beauty or experience, I capture it.” – Connor Franta

  27. “When trying to take a picture of a friend’s young, active daughter using my DSLR, it was impossible to capture the fleeting moments.” – Ren Ng

  28. “My main objective with every album is to capture a moment in time, which usually makes the whole process very relaxing.” – Alanis Morissette

  29. “I don’t tend to do a whole Instagram theme. I like to capture the moment in front of me and make it look as good as possible!” – Connor Franta

  30. “Most of us focus so much on “capturing” the moment that we don’t realize we keep losing it for the next, which we will lose next.” – Prashant Chopra

  31. “After all, it’s not like I’ll suddenly arrive at the perfect photo and decide I can’t go any further. I’d hate to capture that moment.” – William Beem

  32. “So, I’m always trying to stay awake to be in the moment, and capture the moments when they come, because they come and go all the time.” – Mike Singletary

  33. “Photography is for me, a spontaneous impulse that comes from an ever-attentive eye, which captures the moment and its eternity.” – Henri Cartier Bresson

  34. “I want pictures like these. The kind that can capture a moment, make it real. I need pictures that do more than reflect. I need pictures that are true.” – Lisa Mangum

  35. “A photographer who made a picture from a splendid moment, an accidental pose of someone or beautiful scenery, is the finder of a treasure.” – Robert Doisneau

  36. “My interest in photography is not to capture an image I see or have in my mind, but to explore the potential of moments I can only begin to imagine.” – Lois Greenfield

  37. “Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So, it’s good to capture people when they are themselves.” – Patrick Demarchelier

  38. “Human gesture and expression are the essences of photography. It’s not about lights or fast lenses and fast film. It’s the ability to capture a moment in time.” – John Shearer

  39. “It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.” – James Lalropui Keivom

  40. “I used to like taking pictures. I wanted to capture precious moments and make them mine. I wanted to hang on to everything that might someday become a fond memory.” – Fumio Sasaki

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Photography is a wonderful hobby and profession where you have the power to capture all happy moments. Now-a-days all mobile phones have cameras, and everyone usually captures every moment which is meaningful and important to you.

There are moments when your loved ones leave you when they are gone forever because of distance, death, or a breakup. Those are the times when photos bring them back to you all the special moments and the time spent with your loved ones.

Sometimes old pics and albums can make us go back in time and make us nostalgic, emotional and get our precious childhood or old friendship days back to us.

There are so many things we are holding and will hold close to our hearts and these throwback unforgettable memories captions and quotes will have you taking a walk down memory lane.

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125 Capturing Moments Quotes To Inspire Photography (2024)


What inspires you to do photography? ›

As photographers, we can be inspired by many things before clicking the shutter on a scene or subject to capture a moment in time. It could be the light falling on a scene or the look in someone's eyes. It might be the time of day or the time of year. Maybe it's a combination of a lens choice and a situation.

How do you comment on a photographer? ›

Use any experience you have as a photographer and explain how it honestly makes you feel.
  1. Don't Just Say… 'I love the colours' Instead, say something like; 'I love the rich colours. ...
  2. Don't Just Say… 'Nice angle' Instead, say something like; ...
  3. Don't Just Say… 'Love the blurry background' Instead, say something like;
10 Sept 2019

How do you appreciate photography skills? ›

You captured the most special moments, and we were glad to get so many great images. All our friends and family members appreciated every picture. We are really grateful for your work and will save these stunning shots for the future. You are a great family photographer and your professionalism is beyond doubt.

What is a good short caption? ›

Clever Short Captions

One bad chapter doesn't mean your story is over. Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile. Smile at the world, and she'll smile back. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

Why do you like photography? ›

Photography allows us to express and bring out the beauty in front of us. It's In The Details – As photographers we notice the small things. It's the details that bring an experience together. We notice textures, nature, light, expressions, and surroundings.

How is photography important? ›

Photographs play an important role in everyone's life – they connect us to our past, they remind us of people, places, feelings, and stories. They can help us to know who we are.

What is a photography challenge? ›

A photography challenge is a way to push your photography skills. You take a picture everyday for 30 days. When joining a challenge like this most people like to have a prompt since they may feel they don't know what to photograph each day. By following a challenge, you have a guide to help you each day.

What means nice capture? ›

So that's where the “nice capture” happens for me. A polite way of saying, I saw your photo. Thanks for the distinction between “look at this” and “look at me” it's something I want to work on.

What do you write on a photography post? ›

How to write an engaging social media caption:
  • Write a Killer Opening Line. A great first line will stop a scroller in their tracks. ...
  • Use a “Call-to-Action” or a “CTA” It's probably the oldest copywriting trick in the book, but it's always relevant. ...
  • Be Human. ...
  • Tell a Story. ...
  • Make it Easy on the Eyes. ...
  • Make Time.
4 Mar 2020

How do you say nice picture? ›

Synonyms for Nice photo
  1. nice picture. n.
  2. good photo. n.
  3. good picture. n.
  4. beautiful picture. n.
  5. great picture. n.
  6. great shot. n.
  7. great photo. n.
  8. pretty picture. n.

How do you appreciate photography quotes? ›

#1 Somehow, you found a way to capture every important moment on camera. I envy your skills and would like to thank you for doing such a great job for us! #2 You are such a talented photographer, and we were thrilled with the results of your work.

What is photography appreciation? ›

In October, Photographer Appreciation Month reminds us to show a little extra appreciation to those who go the extra mile to capture the perfect moment and make it last forever.

What is a cute caption? ›

Cute selfie captions:

"Never let anyone treat you like you're ordinary." "Be yourself, there's no one better." "She acts like summer and walks like rain." "Life is better when you're laughing." "Be more of you, and less of them."

What is the best attitude? ›

A positive attitude make success easy; a negative one makes success pointless.
  1. Always act with a purpose. ...
  2. Stretch yourself past your limits every day. ...
  3. Take action without expecting results. ...
  4. Use setbacks to improve your skills. ...
  5. Seek out those who share your positive attitude. ...
  6. Don't take yourself so seriously.
26 Aug 2013

What is best caption for smile? ›

Best Smile Captions For Instagram
  • Never underestimate the power of a smile.
  • Keep calm and carry on smiling.
  • Be the reason someone else smiles today.
  • Smile big, laugh often. ...
  • Smiles are always in fashion!
  • When all else fails, smile.
  • Smile – sunshine is good for your teeth.
  • Silence and smiles are two powerful tools.
21 Sept 2022

What are some 3 word quotes? ›

110 Memorable Three-Word Quotes That Are Short And Sweet
  • “I'll be there.”
  • “I love you.”
  • “Maybe you're right.”
  • “I trust you.”
  • “Go for it.”
  • “Got your back.”
  • “How are you?”
  • “I want you.”
21 Mar 2022

What are 5 famous quotes? ›

If you are going through hell, keep going. If you build it, they will come. If you want something done right, do it yourself. If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

What are 10 positive quotes? ›

10 positive quotes that will change the way you think about life
  • 1) "Happiness is an uphill battle. ...
  • 2) "Without ice cream, there would be chaos and darkness." ...
  • 3) "When things go wrong, don't go with them." ...
  • 4) "Happiness is a warm puppy." ...
  • 5) "Happiness never decreases by being shared." ...
  • 6) "Happiness is like jam.

Whats a good caption for a picture of yourself? ›

Cute selfie captions:
  • "The best of me is yet to come."
  • "Sunday Funday"
  • "Never let anyone treat you like you're ordinary."
  • "Be yourself, there's no one better."
  • "She acts like summer and walks like rain."
  • "Life is better when you're laughing."
  • "Be more of you, and less of them."
  • "Maybe she's born with it..."
29 Jul 2022

What is best caption for smile? ›

Best Smile Captions For Instagram
  • Never underestimate the power of a smile.
  • Keep calm and carry on smiling.
  • Be the reason someone else smiles today.
  • Smile big, laugh often. ...
  • Smiles are always in fashion!
  • When all else fails, smile.
  • Smile – sunshine is good for your teeth.
  • Silence and smiles are two powerful tools.
21 Sept 2022

What is photography in art quotes? ›

20 Inspirational Quotes About Photography by Great Artists
  • Altering Life by Holding it Still. “Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.” ...
  • A Picture Painted by the Sun. “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. ...
  • To Click with People.
2 Jan 2016

What are some cool quotes? ›

Inspirational Quotes About Life
  • Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about. - ...
  • Life is a long lesson in humility. - ...
  • In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. - ...
  • Love the life you live. ...
  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. -
28 Jun 2021

What is a cute caption? ›

Cute Instagram captions

Pretty to see, hard to catch. A real girl isn't perfect and a perfect girl isn't real. A girl should be like a butterfly. Pretty to see, hard to catch. Lift up your head princess, if not the crown falls.

What are some classy captions? ›

Classy Captions for Instagram Selfies
  • Too glam to give a damn.
  • Many have an idea of me. ...
  • Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.
  • You don't need a king to be a queen.
  • Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.
  • Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
  • Life isn't perfect, but my hair is!

What is Happy life quote? ›

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters." "Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness." "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

What is the best quote for nature? ›

"Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, it's the only home we've ever known." “The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.” “Tranquility, serenity, and beauty of nature taught me how to find happiness in life and in the silence of eternity.” “Storms make trees take deeper roots.”

What are the cute quotes? ›

Cute Quotes
  • The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. ...
  • I myself never feel that I'm sexy. ...
  • People see me as cute, but I'm so much more than that. ...
  • Don't try to be what you're not. ...
  • You don't need really expensive clothes to look cute. ...
  • Cute is when a person's personality shines through their looks.

Why do we love photography? ›

Photography allows us to express and bring out the beauty in front of us. It's In The Details – As photographers we notice the small things. It's the details that bring an experience together. We notice textures, nature, light, expressions, and surroundings.

What photography means to you? ›

Photography is the art, application, and practice of creating durable images by recording light, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.

Why is photography so important? ›

Photography is important because we can document something and have it forever. Photography lets us see something we may never have noticed otherwise. Photography is a way to express your ideas for others to see. There is no way to deny that life flies by.

What is a nice view caption? ›

Best Scenery Instagram Captions

This view just makes me want to dance around in circles. My soul blossoming in nature. See the beauty in everyday things. I could willingly spend lots more time enjoying the infinite beauty of this place!

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