Night Photography – Exploring After Dark with a Camera

Night Photography has rapidly become one of my favorite types of photography. Subjects like the Milky Way, or a city full of dramatic light and color are perfect for night photography. Night  brings a completely different feel to the city. Bright, colorful lights transform the city into a dramatic scene that has a totally different look and feel then during the day. So often once the sun sets I watch the photographers pack up their cameras and head for home. In reality, the fun is just beginning!

Today’s cameras are very capable of creating stunning images in low light situations. After dark there is an entirely new world that the camera can see. In many cases the human eye can barely see, yet the camera and its ability to capture light in a cumulative fashion sees it all.  Capturing these nocturnal scenes in a photograph can be tremendously rewarding. The photographs that you see in the night photography gallery capture familiar locations in an entirely new and exciting way!

When looking at the Providence city skyline, I am always struck by one building. 111 Westminster Street dominates the skyline. Affectionately called “The Superman Building” by Providence locals, it is by far my very favorite building in Providence. The building looks very much like The Daily Planet building from the comic book “Superman”, and I feature it in much of my night photography.

Stunning Examples of Night Photography

Photography at night is really not much different then photography during the day. The concepts of exposure, focus and composition are the same. However, the exposure time gets longer to allow for the capturing of enough light. Due to the longer shutter time a good tripod and camera release cable are an absolute necessity to get those tack sharp photographs!

One of the fun things about long exposure photography is the effect that it has on moving lights. Instead of individual pinpoints, the lights of the moving cars and trucks become trails that move through the frame. These streaks of light add a dimension of movement that you do not get in a photograph taken during the day.

Night photography is a delight, and I love sharing the unique photographs that i create with all of you! I hope that you have enjoyed my gallery of night photography, and i encourage to explore the rest of my website to see more of my work!