When it comes to night photography, ePHOTOzine has covered plenty of photographic suggestions, including light trails, buildings, fairgrounds and even spirograph photography. In this article, we list some of the most popular night photography tutorials we've posted on site and include some of the images taken to hopefully give you the inspiration to shoot some night-themed shots.
- Camera - Most cameras are capable of capturing good night time shots, however as you'll most likely be using long exposure times, you'll probably find a DSLR most useful.
- Tripod – You need a tripod (or some other form of support) to keep your camera still during the lengthier exposures. Working without one can result in shake spoiling your shot.
In this article, David Clapp offers tips on photographing architecture by demonstrating the techniques he used to shoot a series of shots in Singapore. All of his shots were taken in the evening so that's why the piece has made our top ten.
Peter Bargh shares his basic night photography tips to help those who are new to this type of photography succeed.
Peter Bargh shows you how to create Spirograph photos using a torch and your camera's long exposure mode. This isn't a tutorial you just have to try at night, however shooting at night time is best as this means you don't have to spend time blocking light out.
Our cities change appearance as the sun sets and it's a great time to shoot buildings. The most challenging thing is getting the exposure and colour balance right, which we'll help with, otherwise the standard rules of composition apply which we'll cover briefly first.
Did you wonder how people get car lights to streak through their images? Well this tutorial has the answer. We also share tips on what gear you should take with you and what time of day is best for this type of shoot.
The period from dusk to dawn is so neglected by photographers, and can yield such exciting opportunities. In this tutorial, John Gravett explains why this time can produce such interesting shots and shows you how to yield the best results.
Here are a few tips and ideas for shooting photos of urban areas and skylines at night.
Wait for the sun to set and fairground rides can make spectacular images, as you'll find out in this tutorial. The tutorial does talk about Christmas fairs but the tips can be used for shooting rides all year round.
Want to shoot some night shots in the city? Have a read of this first. We list gear suggestions as well as times you should be shooting, tips on exposures and white balance advice.
There's something for every photographer, no matter where you live, to photograph at night. So next time you've shot your sunset, don't think you have to pack your kit up and head home straight away.