Night photography means different things to different people. Photographing by starlight in nature and photographing cities at night more or less represent either end of the spectrum of possibilities. There are lots of other scenarios that fall within the realm of night photography, such as auroras, moonlight, and light painting.
Each situation calls for a slightly different approach, but there are some basic settings and procedures that are relevant for almost any nighttime situation. Some are fairly obvious, and some require testing and adjustments based on your specific gear and goals.
For the purpose of this article, we’ll consider optimal image quality to be of utmost importance.
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