(Last Updated On: October 2, 2018)

Night Photography Tips

When you’re taking pictures at night there are a few results that you might be going for:

  • For the shot to have the unique lighting that only occurs at night.
  • To have a shot with traces of motion.
  • To Photograph light itself (Paint with light).

To ensure that you get the most clean & professional quality from your shot here are a few tips for shooting at night:

  1. Keep a low ISO setting (50 or 100).
  3. Have a device for triggering the shutter remotely.
  4. Turn on Log Exposure Noise Reduction (where available).

Free Night Photography Videos

Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Night Photography: Stay Focused with Doug McKinlay

Pixels After Dark: Shooting the Night

How To Photograph At Night | TIME


  1. I would like to know more about the ISO and Shutter settings for taking pictures at night! Sometimes i want to take a great shot with the lights and colors i see but my camera (if on auto mode) requires the Flash to be on. If I put the Flash on it just clears out all the color and lighting i wanted, it s just not what i want! And if i dont put the flash it’s almost the effect i want but either too dark or blurry!

  2. I would like to know a little more about taking pictures at night, there are some instances where I want to get a great picture of the moon and for some reason my camera will not even adjust unless there is something (like a street lamp post) in the picture with LIGHT and that is no fun.. when all i want is the moon.


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