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Digital Night Photography
Help and Tips

Take incredible digital photos at dusk and at nighttime. Night photography tips to capture the big cities at their most illuminating time.


#1: Two Ways to Prevent Camera Shake
Your digital photos at nighttime need not be blurry if you use one of these techniques.

#2: Reduce Camera Shake with Special Lens
A special lens may help you take better night photos by reducing 'camera-shake'.

#3: Take Spectacular Nighttime Photos with Your Digital Camera Part I
First of a three-part series on taking digital photos at nighttime; this part is aimed towards beginners.

#4: Take Spectacular Nighttime Photos with Your Digital Camera Part II
Second of a three-part series on taking digital photos at nighttime.

#5: Shoot Many Photos to Help Compensate for Camera Shake
If you cannot stabilize your camera, compensate for 'camera shake' by taking many photos at nighttime.

#6: Long Exposure Time
A long shutter exposure can aid in taking clear, crisp night photos with your digital camera.

#7: Noise Reduction Mode
Use your digital camera's noise-reduction technology to clean up noisy night photographs.

#8: A Tripod is Vital for the Best Photos
Use a tripod to steady your camera when taking long exposures for night photography.

#9: Avoid Optical Zoom If You Cannot Stabilize Your Camera
Using your digital camera's optical zoom may increase 'camera-shake'.

#10: Don't Rely on Flash
Flash may not help your nighttime digital photography.

#11: Beginners - Use Night Program or Scene Mode
If you are a beginner, let your digital camera's presets help you take great night photos.

#12: Increase Your ISO If You Cannot Stabilize Your Camera
Increase your digital camera's ISO setting to allow for less available light and introduce just a slight level of noise into your photos.

#13: Look for Bridges
Bridges can be great photo subjects at nighttime.

#14: A Full Moon may Enhance a Photo
Try to add a full moon to your night photos for dramatic effect.

#15: Consider Taking Photos at Dusk
Shooting photos at dusk may provide your digital camera with just enough light to take great cityscape photos.

#16: Blur is Not Always a Bad Thing
Artistic use of blur can aid your digital camera night photography.

See Also:

Digital Fireworks Photography

Shoot spectacular fireworks photos with your digital camera. Digital photography insights when dealing with low-light situations.

Digital Photography

General digital photography advice and techniques. What subjects to shoot, how to steady your camera, and getting the most out of your digital camera's features.

Digital Urban and Cityscape Photography

Take digital photos capturing the essence of the 'big city'. Composition, lighting and exposure settings, photo subject ideas, and more.

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