Photography Tips: How to Capture Attractive Pictures at Night

By Elsie Wesley, Monday, Jananry 25, 2016

Do you think the dark night scares you? Of course not! Stars twinkle in the dark. The full moon shines our city. Fireworks are exploding in the sky. Lamp light of the house and car beaks the dark…. We are living in a never-sleep city, which is the spectacular photography subject deadly loved by photographers. However, it is not an easy subject to learn how to capture attractive photos are night. In this post, we will share some tips of photography at dark.

Tips 1. Reduce Camera Shake

Camera shake means that camera moves during the exposure. You may have hand tremor when holding the Android camera or pressing the shutter button. Note that this will lead to camera shake and capturing a burred image. When taking photos, hold the camera close to your body or lean on a stable support, railing and desk for example. After pressing the shutter, keep holding the button for 5 to 10 seconds. These can reduce camera shake and take clear photos.

Reduce Camera Shake

Tips 2. Use Night Mode

Most Android phone cameras are built in with Night Mode. When taking photos in the dark, it is wise to switch into Night Mode. This option will set your camera to use a longer shutter speed and improve ISO to help illuminate the subject. However, it also captures details of the background in the dark. So if you use Night Mode, we suggest you use tripod to blur the background.

Use Night Mode

Tips 3. Get Help from Self-timer

Self-timer is a common feature of Android camera. When you are intended to grab the shot of fireworks, the moving roller coaster, etc., turn on the timer of your Android camera. The phone will help seize the amazing moment of everything for you.

Get Help from Self-timer

Tips 4. Turn on Flash Light

Flash light, one of the most useful functionality of Android camera, illuminates a dark scene when night photographing. Others are recording fast moving objects or changing the quality of light. Turn on the flash light, the Android phone will compensate enough light when the subject is in the dark. This will help more light come into the lens and make a better exposure.

Turn on Flash Light

Tips 5. Bump ISO Sensitivity

There are some situations where you need ISO, indoor sport events, concerts, birthday parties for example. When you select a specific ISO, it impacts the aperture and shutter speed needed for a well exposed shot. If the ISO is mounted up from 100 to 400, you can shoot at higher shutter speeds and/or smaller apertures.

Bump ISO Sensitivity

Tips 6. Adjust Exposure Value

Most EV of our Android phones ranges from -2 to +2. The adjustment unit is 1/3 to 1/2. The higher the EV is, the lighter the photo will be. Correctly exposed photos feel just bright or dark enough so that both the shadows and highlights are as they feel the most natural and true to look at. However, excessive EV causes overexposure, which makes an image brighter than it should be.

Adjust Exposure Value

The tips mentioned above mainly focus on taking photos of attractive scenery at night. You don't want to miss how to take great photos of people at night.

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