Night… the time of dreams and romance. The night offers everything a day cannot due to its hustle n’ bustle.
While some associate night with darkness and demise, I feel that night takes away your stress; job hazards, insurance renewal, bill payments…. these are all part of daytime. Night is the time when you can truly be yourself!
The world changes during night time. Have you ever wandered around in the night time just to admire the world you live in? If no, you should!
To give you a few glimpses of how the world looks during night, I have made this collection of photos. And to help you take such pictures, I have added professional photography tips as well. I’m sure you’ll love this post.
Fellow writer Iqra gave a few tips in her post, let me copy them with a few of my additions.
- Most of the night pictures require long exposure, 10-30 seconds at least. If you wanna make light-trails such as “Center of Attraction” (the 2nd photo in the list), use an hour of exposure (yes! a whole hour!!). You can learn a lot more about it in Long Exposure Photography Tutorial.
- Long exposures need Tripods. Although a camera steadily placed on a table also works, but tripods are the best.
- Long exposures also need remote shutter release or self-timer. You can’t touch the camera, that’ll just destroy the image.
- Sometimes you might need a flashlight if the foreground is too dark.
- Use wide angle lens, I love it night photos with wide-angle lens. Most of these photos are taken with them.
- If you are using a lens, don’t forget to use a lens hood to remove the light flares.
- Don’t use filters, they don’t usually do any good in night.