A city during the night is a very different place than during the day. Dull streets and office blocks turn into exciting places as soon as it gets dark. For photographers, this change in mood is a great opportunity to shoot another side of the city.
Night photography can be difficult at first. It will take some time before your pictures reflect the feel of a city at night. A good start is to find a location with a view and lots of light. If there’s a busy road, or water that reflects the light, even better. Take a tripod along and experiment with different settings.
Here are a few links to resources for getting started, or for improving your night city photography.
tuts+ — How to Get Outstanding Urban Night Photographs
This blog post gives you useful tips and ideas on photographing a city at night.
Exposure Guide — Cityscape Photography Tips
This guide has recommendations for camera settings when shooting at night. It gives you the settings for each photo subject you’ll find in a city at night, from bridges to people.
500px — 12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night
These 12 tips will help you take your photos of cityscapes at night to the next level. The post covers the actual shooting of cityscapes, as well as tips for post-processing.
Cityscapes at Night
These photos of cityscapes at night were selected from our Flickr group.
Christopher – Granite Reflections
Jeremy Lusk – The View From My Room
Christopher – Above the City Lights
Carina – city hall Philadelphia
Jens Fersterra – electric city
Ken Lane – City Of Denver Colorado in Blue Hour (Long Exposure)
Richard Ricciardi – City Hall Philadelphia – Broad Street
Nicholas Tan – Hong Kong City Night View
Paul Shears – Twilight Reflections
Jens Fersterra – dubai urban landscape
Paul Shears – Twilight At The Basin
Ken Lane — Seattle Skyline Blue Hour from Kerry Park
Jens Fersterra — sheikh zayed lightstream
Jens Fersterra — citylights II
Jacek — L I G H T S L I N E S II
Christopher — Sweet Home Chicago
Jens Fersterra — berlin night traffic
Paul Shears — The Docks Ponorama