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Here are 10 of the most popular night photography tutorials ePHOTOzine has posted.

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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.

Gear Suggestions:

  • 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.
Alta Pro tripod


1. Photographing Architecture In Cities

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.

Financial District
Photo by David Clapp -

2. Introduction To Night Photography

Peter Bargh shares his basic night photography tips to help those who are new to this type of photography succeed.

Night photography
Photos by Peter Bargh.

3. Spirograph Style Torch Art

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.

Photos by Peter Bargh.

4. Tips On Photographing Buildings At Night

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.

Buildings at night
Photo by David Clapp -

5. Light Trail Photography Tips

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.
Light Trails
Photo by mike4604.

6. Town / City Night Photography Tips

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.

 Photo by John Gravett -

7. Shooting Urban Skylines At Night

Here are a few tips and ideas for shooting photos of urban areas and skylines at night.

Urban Scene
Photo by David Clapp -

8. Tips On Photographing Fairground Rides 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.

Fairground ride
Photo by Peter Bargh.

9. City/Town Night Photography Tips

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.

Photo by David Clapp -

10. Night Photography Tips

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.

Cities at night
Left photo by David Clapp -, right photo by Will Cheung.


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