4 Steps to Mastering Creative Night Photography

Night photography can be exceptionally frustrating. Especially when you don’t know what you’re doing.

I’m here to tell you night time is a great time to photograph. Read on for all the information you need to master it.

Stunning night photo of the silhouettes of a group of people taking photos of light on their smartphones

Why Night Photography

It’s a hard skill to master because night shots take longer to expose. I liken it to shooting on film.

You think a lot more about your settings and composition before shooting. And this helps hone your skills much quicker. Night photography takes place any time between dusk and dawn. During this time the range of colours can vary.

When there’s an inkling of light in the night sky, take a long exposure. You can end up with a blue evening sky when, in reality, it’s much darker outside.

Take the photo below for example. It was shot well into the evening in the French town of Honfleur. The exposure was a little too long. It caused the photo to overexpose for the time of day.

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