44 Best Night Photography Quotes And Sayings

Last Updated on December 2, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

Photography is one kind of art. Not everyone in this world is able to take wonderful pictures. It takes time to be a professional photographer. Night photography is much harder than that. This writing is about night photography quotes and sayings. Check out others if you like it. 

“This is night, Diddykins. That’s what we call it when it goes all dark like this.” – J.K. Rowling

“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

late night photography quotes

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

“Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.” – Steven Pinker

“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

“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.” – Paul Strand

“I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.” – Stephenie Meyer

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Sarah Williams

“How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,

The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

night photography quotes

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“What hath night to do with sleep?” – John Milton

“The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4 am knows all my secrets.” – Poppy Z. Brite

“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

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

“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

“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

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

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

night love quotes

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

“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.” – Unknown

“You can’t stand up to the night until you understand what’s hiding in its shadows.” – 

Charles De Lint

“The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment.” – Djuna Barnes

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“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde

“Night has brought to those who sleep, only dreams they can not keep.” – Enya

“Right before ‘American Dreams,’ I started to pursue these avenues, like short films and getting into a couple of night courses to really study photography and cinematography, and the language of visual storytelling.” – Tom Verica

“My father taught me photography. It was his hobby, and we had a small darkroom in the fruit cellar of our basement. It was the kind of makeshift darkroom that was only dark at night.” – Sam Abell

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

night light photography quotes

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

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

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” – Robert Frank

“There’s something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery.” – Stefan Kanfer

“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

“Why do we use flash at all? Because photography is not the same as eyesight. We can see in low-light situations where cameras, dependent upon a physical process to record visual information, are half-blind.” – David Hewson

“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

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

night sky photography quotes

“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

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

“The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.” – Gordon Parks

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

“I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.” – Leon Levinstein

night street photography quotes

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

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