As the day descends, opportunities for colorful photographs glow. A night holds so many mysteries in its lap. When everyone is rushing towards their home from office, the photographers rush towards the streets and the sea coasts to get the commendable night shots. Why? Because the night photography can help you capture the darkening sky, neon signs, glowing radiates in the streets and many more astonishing shots in your camera. So just pick up your tripod, come out in night and get ready to click amazing shots.
1. Star trailing: it is possible to record stars moving in the night sky by leaving your camera’s shutter open for long enough. All you need is a clear night with lots of stars visible; you need to be away from the big city blues so that pollution doesn't spoil the shots. Use a compass to locate the pole star and include it in your shots so that the star trails record as concentric rings. Use your wide lens to capture the whole sky, wait until the stars are clearly visible, and then lock the shutter open using a remote release for an hour or two. Alternatively, try to use an interval timer and a lower ISO.
2. Cityscapes: Look out for a viewpoint over a hustle town/city and you can easily capture the stunning night shots because of so much detailing and colours. You can get awesome cityscapes from the roof of a tall building or from a hotel’s window or from the top of a multistory car park. Never forget setting your camera to Auto White Balance so that you smartly arrest a range of colours in your scene.
3. Traffic trails: Traffic trails, a classic night subject. The best time to click traffic trails is twilight and when roads are busy or roundabout. Set up your camera by the roadside and use exposures of 20-30 seconds to record lots of trails and allow cars to move through the frame.
4. Lighting Painting: when it comes to night photography, there are a lot of things that you can do. Painting with light can be one of the best techniques. An easy option to do so is to use powerful torch or a flashgun to illuminate a feature in the foreground of a scene, such as dock on a lake, or a statue or a monument against the night sky.
You can also try using sparkles to trace the outline of a person or the object.