Hi There! This entry is about night photography. You can find a completely different view of everything after the sun has set. It is a fascinating time to take photographs and there are so many creative possibilities. You can shoot star trails, you can do light painting, you can even combine them with a portrait. Night photography is very different to day time photography and therefore very special. Being in a deserted city at night is like having a playground to yourself. You can see the Milky Way from the countryside. The colours of all the lights in the city are amazing so see the world in a new (and darker) light and you will find that night photography is for you!
So What is it?
Good Question! Obviously photography at night, but also anytime after sunset. Techniques include, light painting, long exposures, time-lapse photography, astro photography, star trails and so on.
- Light painting is using a light source to enhance textures or objects in an image. You use a light to paint a subject in the same way as a painter uses a brush. The more light you use the brighter the subject becomes. I like this type of photography because it is very subtle.
- Long exposures are uses to capture light trails and stars. You can add time into an image by using a long exposure.
- Astro photography uses one or more images to enhance the cameras low light ability. The images are stacked in programs and the stars become clearer. This produces beautiful images of stars and nebulae especially the Milky Way.
- Star trails is a method of capturing the earths rotation in the night sky. Multiple images are shot and combined in post so stars appear as lines in the sky.
- Lunar photography as you would imagine is capturing images of the moon. You can see some of my moon images!
Check out these links to find out more about night photography
It is a magical time to be outside. You can see shooting stars too!
So grab your camera, tripod and a coffee and get shooting!!