Night photography is colourful and amazing- whether you want to capture a stunning landscape with the moon and stars or some fast-based city nightlife. When it comes to night photography, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of your camera, its settings, and for your best results, manual photography.

If you’re wondering how to take good night photos, you’re in the right place!

In this blog, you’ll finds tips and techniques to capture different types of night photography.

What To Bring For Night Photography:

Let’s talk about what you need in terms of equipment for doing night photography. The good news is that you don’t actually need much in the way of extra gear. Besides your standard camera and lens, the only other things you will absolutely need are a tripod,  and extra batteries as the cold weather can drain your camera batteries quickly. Make sure you bring a torch, just incase you need it to see things clearer. Also, make sure to wear warm clothing and if need be take a hat and gloves.

Manual Mode:

Manual mode gives you complete control of your camera settings, which lets you set your aperture, shutter speed and ISO, which is exactly what you want when taking night time photography.


The aperture is the opening in the lens that lets light into the camera. The size of the aperture determines the amount of light being let into the camera for a given shutter speed, and it also affects the depth of field.


As mentioned above, when adjusting your camera settings in manual mode, you can control and adjust your ISO. For night photography, you will need to set your ISO as low as you can go. The higher the ISO, the grainier your photos will be.

The Key Piece Of Equipment For Night Photography:

The key equipment you need is a tripod, however choosing a good tripod is incredibly important for night-time photography. Shooting from hands may cause many problems. Some photographers try to replace a tripod with reliable surfaces. But they will deprive themselves of all the benefits a tripod provides. A good camera support allows you to experiment with shutter speed(you will need to set this to 10 seconds or more), exposure, and composition.

Shoot In Raw:

Always shoot in raw because low light produces more grains. With a RAW image, it’s easier to reduce grains compare to a JPG file. Also, if you lose details, it’s easy to recover these with RAW files.

Get Creative:

Use your imagination to take creative shots-like if you find a puddle, get low, and use it to capture the reflection of a monument. Or you could even use your mobile screen in front of your camera to capture the reflection. For portraits, you may use gels on your flash to create cool portraits.


We hope these night photography tips help you create some beautiful long-exposure photographs that you can be proud of and make you happy. Most importantly, have fun with it and experiment and see what your results come out like at the end.