58 Funny Photography Quotes, Puns & Captions to Brighten Your Day

Here's a selection of funny photography quotes that you can use as captions on Instagram and social media, or simply to brighten your day!

Here’s a selection of funny photography quotes that you can use as captions on Instagram and social media.

Whether you’re a photographer who needs a witty one-liner for Instagram, or just someone looking for a joke or title for a picture, this list has everything you need.

Let’s take a look at 58 funny photography quotes, puns, jokes and captions to put a smile on your face.

What are Some Funny Photography Quotes?


  • “People say photographs don’t lie, mine do”
    – David LaChapelle 
  • “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes”
    Abraham Lincoln 
  • “Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film”
    Stephen Wright 
  • “Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures “
    Elliott Erwitt 
  • “Shelly, I love you more than Kodak”
    Edward Furlong as Pecker in Pecker 
  • “Be kind to your photographer because the power of editing is in their hands”
  • “Cheap photography isn’t good, my dear, and good photography isn’t cheap”
  • “Why yes, I’d love to take your photos for free. That’s exactly why I spent thousands of dollars on all this equipment”
  • “The quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera”
  • “I bought Fifty Shades of Grey in the hopes it would help me understand white balance – I was very wrong”
  • “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter”
    Ansel Adams 
  • “Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships”
    Ansel Adams 
  • “On Tinder pictures and what they mean: Picture of themselves from an unusual angle = This is literally the only angle from which I look human
    Tom Phillips

Had enough of the funny photography quotes? See some inspirational photography quotes here.

What are Some Funny Photography Puns?


  • “Oh, crop!” 
  • “What the f?” 
  • “I can freeze time. What’s your superpower?” 
  • “I shoot people and sometimes cut off their hands” 
  • “Born to shoot. Forced to work” 
  • “I had to give up my career as a photographer. I kept losing focus” 
  • “Photographers are the only ones who don’t get arrested for flashing people in public” 
  • “The only person happy with a 100% crop is a farmer” 
  • “Life is like photography, you need negatives to develop” 
  • “It’s not the size of the lens, it’s how you use it” 
  • “I just snapped” 
  • “Can I shoot you with my Canon” 
  • “Photographers need to deal with a lot of crop!”

See some nature photography quotes here.

What are Some Funny Photography Jokes?


  • “Why would a farmer make a good photographer? Because they know how to handle the crop” 
  • “What did the photographer say to his wife before they got married? I can really picture us together” 
  • “Why is it OK to tell embarrassing jokes about your camera? Because they disappear in a flash” 
  • “Why was the musician also a good photographer? Because he knew a good composition when he saw one” 
  • “When did the photographer know he had struck gold? During the golden hour” 
  • “If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph him… what type of film would you use?” 
  • “Why didn’t the jury find the photographer guilty of his wife’s murder? They thought someone has framed him” 
  • “Why was the woman not upset that her husband had shot her? Because the photos turned out great” 
  • “Why did the photo critic marry the photographer? Because she liked his perspective” 
  • “Why was the picture tired after a year in the studio? Because it had reached its saturation point” 
  • “What type of photos do lobsters take the most? Shellfish” 
  • “What camera do polar bears live on? Polaroids” 
  • “Why does a photographer have to take days off after travelling to a shutter convention? Because they suffer from shutter lag” 
  • “Why was a lens crying? Because it realized it wasn’t in its prime anymore” 
  • “A photographer told me his camera didn’t have continuous high-speed mode, and I almost burst out laughing” 
  • “Where does a cow hang its photographs? In a moooseum” 
(If you enjoyed these, check out more quotes in our web story.)

What Funny Photography Captions Can I Use on my Pictures?

  • “This is a picture of me” 
  • “Taking a candid photo is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing an Oreo” 
  • “Yes, I know that if my watermark is in the middle of the picture, it makes it harder for you to crop it” 
  • “Do you want to know what else I have that’s bigger than this smile? My heart” 
  • “If I ever go missing, make sure you use my selfie with the most likes” 
  • “Sometimes I pose, but sometimes I pose as posing” 
  • “You can’t Photoshop personality” 
  • “Photography moments captured… naturally” 
  • “Gosh, this was so easy! I just pressed a button” 
  • “Photographers have been known to flash people” 
  • “Client: A tray of sushi, please! – The waiter: to eat or to Instagram?” 

Now, Share Your Funniest Quotes About Photography With Us

I hope these funny photography jokes made you smile. If you want something else that will brighten your day, check out these funny t-shirts for photographers too.

Do you have any photography jokes, captions, or quotes to share? Write them in the comments section!

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Ana Mireles is a Mexican researcher that specializes in photography and communications for the arts and culture sector.

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