Night photography in reality encompasses just before, during, and just after nightfall. The genre is still utilizing the available light, just a lot less of it. Night photography incorporates a variety of light sources ready to aid you in capturing your magic shot, such as street lights, moonlight, window lights from buildings, and even the last glow of the setting sun.
Night photography is a wonderful opportunity to experiment and play with light. The most critical tool or accessory you WILL need is a tripod. This is due to the slow shutter speeds needed to expose the scene. You may even consider a flash if that is the look you are going for.
It’s a good idea to set up your shot while there is still plenty of light in the sky and take a number of photographs of the same shot as the light changes, this is a great way to practice your manual settings as well. Here is a good place to start would be ISO 400, SS – 60sec, f4.
Enjoy the process and don’t forget we would love to see your night(life) images, share them in the comments below.