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Introduction to Night Photography
Shelby County Museum and Archives

Shelby County Museum and Archives in Columbiana, Alabama

© 2007 Liz Masoner licensed to About.com, Inc.


Your adventures don't stop when the sun goes down, and your photography shouldn't have to either. Night photography can record beautiful scenes that have a fairytale world feel to them when compared to their daytime counterparts. A plain fountain becomes a lighted wonder, or dreary skyscrapers light up like Christmas trees. Night photography does require a slightly different approach than daytime photography, but it all boils down to the same thing--capturing light. Once you begin your love affair with the night, you will discover that night photography is an excellent way to increase you awareness of light for all types of photography. Here are some simple ways to improve your night photography.

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