Night Photography Best Examples

Night photography refers to the photos taken after the sunset and until dawn. While it is challenging to shoot night photography in low light, it can produce amazing and dramatic results. You can take night photos using artificial light in the scene, such as light bulbs and city lights, or you can use long exposure to enable your camera to expose as much light as possible to the camera sensor. To have a better understanding of camera exposure, you can check out this article about Understanding Camera Exposure.

You can increase camera exposure for night photography using different techniques, such as the following:

  • Use a slow shutter speed that is lower than 1/50 to allow more light to get into your camera. For this option, you have to use a tripod to ensure a steady shot and avoid a blurry effect.
  • Use a high ISO value to increase the sensitivity of your camera sensor and let your sensor expose more light.
  • Using the flashlight can help you emphasize specific objects and build a dramatic contrast between light and shadows.

Night photography is experimental, because you need to check how the low light appears in the shot preview before getting the final shot.  And you can always consider shooting with the Camera Raw technology to be able to modify the camera exposure later on your computer.

Below, you can enjoy 35 amazing examples of night photography by different photographers who use different light levels and techniques. You can also check out the Wonderful Light Painting Photography by Julien Breton who is using night scenes to build amazing light effects.

 

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Romantic Oporto by Nuno Milheiro

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Night life by Marcel Germain

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Pavilion in red by Furry Scaly

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Snake trail road by Claus W. Vogl

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Opera House by night by Wilf2

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Yokohama at Night III by Rubberman542

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One Firework by 1Elevin1

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The London Eye @ Xmas night by Mostaque

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Night: Across the Yarra by Danielle Miner

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Blue snake by Eric DOLL

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Bridge by Goran Jovic

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Blue mosque at night by Adam Franco

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Torches of Faith by Ecreyes

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Night Photography – Railway by Mara-mara

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Nights in Hong Kong by Stuck in Customs

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Madrid City Hall at night by J. A. Alcaide

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Sliema at night by Bazylek100

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Budapest by Night by The13thSin

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Night Love by LindzKisses

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City at Night by 32tsunami

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Night Photography 2 by Mister Dedication

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Karachi Night life by Stoneosama

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City at night by Perforex

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Goole at Night by DJKrueger

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Disneyland Night Life by HiddenMask24

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Brooklyn Bridge at Night  by Andrew Mace

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Tempe Town Lake just before dawn by Gbrummett

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night waterfront cityscape 32 by 32tsunami

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Night Photography in Naples Florida by Jimharmer

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Tempe Town Lake just before sun rise by Gbrummett

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At night by Aaaaaight

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Trinity College – Night by Yassser84

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Egitto by Laura Gio67

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By night*, Paris by Zigar

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Venice by Night by Marcus Kesler

For more information about night photography check Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark


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