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90 Inspiring Nature Photography Quotes and Captions

Nature photographers find their inspiration in nature. They tend to feel motivated by the beauty around them. The magnificent nature allows the photographers to capture the charisma of the god’s own gift. But, apart from nature itself, quotes can also prove to be a great source of incitement. Here are 90 nature photography quotes for the same.

90 Best Nature Photography Quotes

Photographing mother nature is a true delight. The beauty of our world proves to be a major source of motivation for photographers. With their help, they capture snaps that make all of us fall in awe of their work. If you are a nature photographer or just a fan of it, here are 90 inspirational nature photography quotes curated just for you.

30 Quotes about Nature Photography

1. “If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.” – Edward Weston

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

3. “Actually, it’s nature itself that creates the most beautiful pictures, I’m only choosing the perspective.” – Katja Michael

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4. “The earth is art, the photographer is only a witness.” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

5. “For a Photographer – Having an observant mind is more important than having an expensive camera.” – Sukant Ratnakar

6. “It all ultimately comes down to showing respect to nature and understanding the species you want to photograph.” – Riddhi Mukherjee

7. “I love landscape photography because it clears my thoughts and it brings light and inspiration into my mind.” – Jan Bainar

8. “I like to shoot peaceful and minimalistic pictures with respect for nature, pictures that get your attention a bit longer.” – Piet Haaksma

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9. “I want to interpret the natural world and our links to it.” – Frans Lanting

10. “Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defense of the environment.“ – Eliot Porter

11. “I don’t come taking millions of pictures. I spend time with them and observe. If you wait long enough, those amazing images will come.” – Ami Vitale

12. “The most interesting part of the natural world are the edges, places where the ocean meets land, meadow meets forest, timberline touches the heights.” – Galen Rowell

13. “I think a photograph, of whatever it might be – a landscape, a person – requires personal involvement. That means knowing your subject, not just snapping at what’s in front of you.” – Frans Lanting

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14. “When the magic hour arrives, my thoughts center on light rather than on the landscape.” – Galen Rowell

15. “A camera is just a medium to capture what you have in your vision, and vision is something that cannot be bought.” – Neeraj Agnihotri

16. “My goal is to interpret reality. Anyone can see the landscapes I photograph, but with my camera, I try to capture the details and features that the eye cannot see.” – Franco Fontana

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17. “As a landscape photographer we should be open to possibilities, for one thing often leads to another.”– Michael Kenna

18. “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams

19. “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey

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

21. “Nature does not create works of art. It is we, and the faculty of interpretation peculiar to the human mind, that see art.” – Man Ray

22. “Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is difficult – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” – Annie Leibovitz

23. “To photograph is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

24. Keep your love of nature, for that, is the true way to understand art more and more. Vincent Van Gogh

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

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

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

28. “To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.”– Edward Weston

29. “I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight.” – Louis Daguerre

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30. “Wherever there is light, one can photograph.” – Alfred Stieglitz

30 Photography Quotes about Nature

31. “The biggest cliche in photography is Sunrise and Sunset.” – Catherine Opie

32. “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

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33. I think landscape photography, in general, is somewhat undervalued.” – Galen Rowell

34. “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

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

36. “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

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

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38. “A photograph is an opportunity to keep a moment forever.”– Destin Sparks

39. “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” – Chase Jarvis

40. “Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred the inspiration to information.” Man Ray

41. “A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” – E. Welty

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42. “Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.” – Joe McNally

43. “Photography allows you to be a part of the action and document stories. it is a perfect extension of my body. I can take it pretty much everywhere and tell a story with a photograph.” – Chris Burchard

44. “If you can see it, you can shoot it.” – Ted Grant

45. “Empathy is the key to great stories.“ – Ami Vitale

46. “Never stop looking, no matter where you are, everywhere there are good photographs.” – Art Wolfe

47. “It is up to the viewers to understand that it is worth preserving this natural world as it is important for the survival of our world and thus for the generations to come.”
– Piet Haaksma

48. “All my work is geared toward growing an awareness that we are not alone on the land, that everything we do to alter the world has ripples of implications – which can be negative or positive – on a vast community of other creatures.” – Krista Schlyer

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49. “A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.” – Ansel Adams

50. “Once something catches my eye, I do not stop until the captured image is balanced, the scene is simplified to its essence and keeps surprising me even after looking at it again and again.” – Orsolya Haarberg

51. “Certainly, a sense of curiosity and willingness to be patient to allow the subject matter to reveal itself are important elements in this process.” – Michael Kena

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52. “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!“ – John Muir

53. “There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.“ – Ansel Adams

54. “The more I travel, the more I realize that happiness has very little to do with material stuff and has a lot to do with the way we choose to live our lives.” – Cristina Mittermeier

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55. “Nature is pure spirit, it is the biggest artist. If you want to document its art, you have to see art in nature.” – Orsolya Haarberg

56. “Every photograph that is made whether by one who considers himself a professional or by the tourist who points his snapshot camera and pushes a button, is a response to the exterior world.“ – Eliot Porter

57. “Timing is everything, but it all comes down to what your motivation is.” – Erin Babnik

58. “My main motivation is to find new spots, or replicate them in a different way, with unique lighting conditions.” – Alessandro Laurito

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59. “Nature, especially wilderness, has a calming effect on the mind.” – Percy Fernandez

60. “Nature never goes out of style.”

30 Quotes on Nature Photography

61. “The horizon is the fine line between the golden hour and blue hour.” – Destin Sparks

62. “I find my soul in forests.” – Kedar Dhepe

63. “Whenever we encounter wild animals in nature, we must only ever show kindness and compassion.” – Paul Oxton

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64. “Every experience is a form of exploration.“ – Ansel Adams

65. “The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.” – Zeno

66. “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

67.  “By discovering nature, you discover yourself.” – Maxime Lagacé

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68. “Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.” – Mattie Stepanek

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

70. “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

72. “I am not interested in shooting new things, I am interested to see things new.” – Ernst Haas

73. “The earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry

74. “Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.”Henri Frederic Amiel

75. “In my view, you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it.” – Émile Zola

76. “Men have dominated the field of landscape photography just as they have dominated the land itself. Thus, shooting a virgin landscape has been man’s work – hunting, not gardening.” Lucy R. Lippard

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77. “To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces.” – Ansel Adams

78. “Memory is the fourth dimension to any landscape.” – Janet Fitch

79. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

80. “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” – Ansel Adams

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81. “When I make a photograph, I feel that I hold a piece of the universe in my hands.”— Paul Chaplo

82. “Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill.” – David Hockney

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

84. “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

85. “I have a fondness for when the landscape becomes surreal.” Edward Burtynsky

86. “Colors are the smiles of nature “ – Leigh Hunt

87. “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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88. “The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.” – Claude Monet

89. “Nature never goes out of style.”

90. “Lightning is incredible.”


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