Ask any photographer and they will tell you how difficult it is to get a good photo at night or in a low-light setting. This is even more difficult with a phone camera or with a point-and-shoot camera.
There are tips and tricks on how to shoot night photography images.
To further reduce the possibility of any camera shake that would leave you with a photo that is blurry, you can opt to use a remote shutter in addition to the tripod.
You could also opt to use the timer in the camera in order to shoot the image.
Since the shutter speed is set at its lowest setting, when you click the shutter button to shoot the image, there is a possibility of there being a slight movement (which will result in a blurred image).
So, if you plan on shooting images in a well-lit city, you might want to carry your lens hood along with you too.
Use the Blur to Your Advantage
Sometimes you can use the blur that occurs in images to your advantage and make your image look more attractive.
When you shoot images at night, you will end up with unique reflection and angles, which, if you know what to do with it, can be very advantageous.
For instance, when you shoot at an upward angle that is steep enough, it could create an interesting look for the image.
Shooting images at night near or around water will give the image beautiful reflections and effects too.
Use Your Own Light
If you own external lights or are planning on buying one, they can also be of great advantage for night photography.
External lights can enhance your image.
Using a focused and bright light beam will allow you to highlight the subject in the dark in a very unusual manner.
Play Around with the Settings
As mentioned earlier, you can only get fantastic images at night when you put the camera in manual mode.
It is a given that when a camera is on manual mode, you have to either be extremely knowledgeable about every single setting and how they all work together or use a variety of settings in order to increase the chances of getting the perfect image with the right look.
Unfortunately, even by using the best equipment and techniques, capturing images at night could be a hit and miss.
So, don’t be afraid to play around with the camera settings and click multiple images to know what works best for you and the environment you are shooting in.
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