City Lights are a type of Night photography that refers to the activity of capturing images outdoors at night, between dusk and dawn. With night photography you can capture spectacular nighttime landscapes with city lights and night skies full of stars. It’s also a great opportunity to experiment with different camera settings and equipment. Slow shutter speeds give you long exposure times, which allow you to capture star trails or light trails left by moving cars.
Night photography can consist of all types of subject that can be even more interesting at night. Some of these subjects include Museums and Public Buildings, Fountains, Bridges, Streetlights, Car light trails, reflections and the colors of the lights at night.
Night Photography tips...
- Scout your location.
- Prepare for long periods outside.
- Bring a flashlight.
- Shoot in manual mode.
- Use a low aperture.
- Keep your camera’s ISO as low as possible.
- Use a tripod for long exposures.
- Shoot in bulb mode for longer exposures.
- Always make sure you’re shooting RAW.