Most of us are familiar with Tumblr, even though the website is popular particularly in the under 25 age demographic. But the perks and duties of being a well-anchored photographer include staying up to speed with social media, therefore most photographers are also at least a bit familiar with Tumblr even if they’re in their 30s and above. Well, during your Tumblr browsing, you may have noticed a trend which is both hugely popular among its users as it is very friendly to us photographers: the making and remaking of photography quotes, which end up being posted on other social media hubs (like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest) afterwards.
No matter if you’re a fan of Tumblr or of this trend – which we admit can get a bit annoying, especially if your whole news feed gets over-crowded with lame messages stamped on cliché photos – you should see it as an opportunity. As a hobbyist photographer aspiring to break it into the pro league, the photography quotes trend can be a wonderful opportunity for you to promote your artwork. Just make a catchy image using one of your own photos, and then distribute it widely and hope it catches on, never forgetting to mention yourself in the credits somewhere. Don’t worry, even if the picture will be copied with no mention of its original source, the Google Images search algorithm will identify the source as you in no time, as long as you post the altered image on your blog first, before distributing it on social networks.
But to cut a long story short, here is a short list of the best photography quotes we found on Tumblr. You can use it as inspiration and, why not, you can also make the messages be quotes about photography and not just photography quotes, if you’d like. Don’t be afraid to play around: make the base black and white, use famous quotes by consecrated artists or writers or write your own message in your own voice. It may sound like a cliché, but it’s true: as long as the message is heartfelt or witty or both, you’ll create the best photography quotes the internet has seen in a while. This is our list of 10 inspiring examples to get your mind started on it.
The nostalgic moment.
Nothing triggers an emotional response in people as fast as something which induces nostalgia. Whether it’s for one’s childhood, as in the example above, or for lost love or whatever, feeling nostalgic opens people up to the beauty of a photo-captured moment.
The powerful emotional message, set on an airy/dreamy or colorful background.
If the love or life quote is short, it’s even better, since it drives the point home faster.
The black and white background.
The same short and catchy emotional message can be written on a black-and-white background for a touch of class.
The poetic photo with a norm-defying message.
Few things are prettier than a colored powder flying through the air, and it makes the perfect background for an inspirational quote about being yourself or being different.
A nature scene meant to induce calm (or something else).
If the straight to the point quote is aimed at helping the viewer let go, no picture could be more appropriate for it than one of the sea.
The one with a pretty human presence.
A beautiful woman, even if she’s photographed from behind, can be the perfect background to strong inspirational messages or relationship advice quotes. Facebook is the best and most complete proof of this.
The arts and crafts featured in a photo.
Perhaps because everything tends to be so digitalized, internet users seem to be very moved when they see a picture of something which evokes hand work, if it’s framed and set in a beautiful way. Maybe it’s the yearning for real contact, maybe it’s the creative feel of it, it’s doesn’t matter. This kind of photo is yet again a very good background, especially for advice quotes. In this case, and the following images as well till the end of our list, it’s all not just photography quotes, but quotes about photography.
The simple background for a thought-stimulating message.
This great photography quote doesn’t really need much more than its own wit to stand out.
The vintage-style image.
Vintage inspired images are another crowd favorite it seems, and the photography quotes market caught up to it.
A cute and funny way to deliver a quite is by simply writing it down in a pretty way and photographing it.
All in all, we hope you enjoyed our list of photography quotes from Tumblr and that you’ll maybe take some time to play around with your own photos, eventually. It may not seem like a very serious thing to do, but art often requires a break from seriousness. Have fun and unwind, you never know how popular your photography quotes can get.