5 Tips For Taking Great Night-time Landscape Photos

Photography is an amazing hobby to get into. It can open up your eyes in a different way and you will have plenty of memories to share with your friends and family. Photos can also be a nice decorative element and night-time landscape photos are especially good for this purpose.

But it isn’t easy to take great night-time landscape photos. To help you out here are five simple tips to take on board.Night Star Photography

1. Prepare The Shot

First, it is a good idea to plan for your shot a little bit in advance. If you are going for a local park or in nature to take the photo you don’t want to just stumble in the dark to find the right spot.

Look around during the daytime and see what would be great scenery for your photo.

2. Take Photos In RAW

It is also essential that you take your night-time landscape photos in RAW. This is a format on your camera and it is very easy to use it. You can find some very good tips for using RAW from this Northlight Images article, for example.

The good thing about shooting in RAW is also the fact that it makes the images more full of data. And this means that if you want to tweak and enhance them later it is going to be much more easier.

3. Use A Tripod

If you can, you might also want to use a tripod for your photos. This ensures that you don’t shake your hand at all and will guarantee the picture is as good as it can be. The difference with daytime and night-time landscape photos is huge because of the light and using a tripod really helps you ensure the light doesn’t ruin the picture.

4. Be Careful With The Composition

It is also really important to pay a lot of attention to the composition of your picture. For instance, if you have a lot of dark areas in certain parts of the picture or if certain buildings don’t fit into the picture you need to be very careful.

It is a good idea to take a few different types of images from the same landscape so that you can pick just the right one for your picture.

5. Keep ISO Low

A lot of people also make the mistake with their night-time landscape picture that they keep turning ISO up. On paper this might sound like a good idea because ISO will provide you with more light. In reality this isn’t the case and you actually want to ensure that you turn ISO as low as possible.

The above five tips can help you take great landscape photos at night-time. It is really important that you take multiple shot and don’t worry about playing with the different settings in your camera.

You can also really enhance your photos with some proper image editing programme. This can add a new touch for your night-time photos. Just take your time because it takes awhile to take amazing shots.

Ben Martinson is interested in photography and art. He loves to get his images from photo to canvas and is a big fan of using your own images in decoration. He is also really passionate about space.