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Night is the period of time between the sunset and the sunrise when the Sun is below the horizon. This occurs after dusk. The start and end times of a night vary based on factors such as season, latitude, longitude and timezone. Night is also the period when astrophotography can take place, ...

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Can I desaturate incoming light using a filter or series of filters mounted to the lens?

I've got a very difficult shot coming up. I'm photographing moonlight on a country meadow. I do not want to do post work. I need to do everything real time (for reasons too long to get into, there is ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of mirrorless over DSLR for capturing night life in cities? [on hold]

I am going to buy my first 'real' camera. I mostly want to take pictures when I am travelling in various cities all across the world. I don't know how much I will grow as a photgrapher in future. ...
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Why won't my Sony a350 take a picture in low light situations?

I'm trying to take a photo with my Sony a350 but it won't take pictures in low light situations. I have fiddled around with the shutter speed and the aperture but it still won't take the picture! ...
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Why are there shiny bits in my night photo?

Fisheye lens, so no UV filter installed that can mirror it. ISO 800, 10s shutter, Canon 40D my guess is in-camera high ISO reduction algorithm gone awry. could be? Edit: I was talking about the bits ...
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How do you set up a photo of a glowing tent in the dark?

Sometimes, in pictures of camping published in outdoor magazines, I'll see a night shot where the tent is all lit up like a big yellow bulb. How do they get that shot? Long exposure, probably, but ...
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Why did I get blurry star trails?

This is my first star trail photograph stacked with StarStaX and can't seem to find out why they are so blurry. I have a sturdy metal tripod with a cable release and shined a light to focus on the ...
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Unable to get crisp lights on buildings during pictures of cityscapes at night

The shots above look blurry to me. I looked on flickr for similar shots of the same cityscapes(seattle) and those looked blurry to me too. For both shots I manually focused in live view and ...
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Why should I use the widest aperture for star photography?

Well, this question may sound dumb to some folks but I am really confused here. I was reading this article about Photographing Stars Using a Kit Lens where author talks about keeping widest aperture ...
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What is this yellow mark I get on dark photos?

I'm using a Nikon D3200 - new to photography. Whenever I take photos of the night I always get this yellow mark in the same spot. I thought it could be a dirty lens so I cleaned it with a microfiber ...
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Large DOF in low light for portrait in front of a landscape?

I am using a Nikon D610 and mostly I can get nice landscape shots with long exposure (with f/8-f/11) range using a 35mm f/1.4 lens. However now my issue is, I want to take pictures of a person in ...
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NIght photography and long exposures with film

I want to begin night photography and long exposures with my Nikon F100. I have noticed that in film photography it is very difficult to shoot and get both the dark and light areas well exposed. ...
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median stack mode is blurring my stars

i am trying to reduce noise with median stack filter but all the stars are smeared/blurred. Gear nikon D7100, Samyang 10mm, tripod, PS CC
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Canon Powershot SX20IS User error

I was completely surprised once regarding a question from a customer while working in a photographic store. The lady was under the impression that there is a fault with her Canon SX20 bridge camera ...
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Does an already set (or not yet risen) moon still wash out stars?

If there's a decently sized moon (say, 50% visibility or more) but you still have a few hours of time before moonrise/after moonset, will the moon still wash out stars the same as if it were visible ...
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How do I take a “projector output” photo, showing the beam from my car's headlights?

Auto enthusiasts have a thing called a "Projector Output" photo, and its samples are something like this: mostly lights of the cars on a wall at night: And here is a sample shot I did: At full ...
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What do I need to know about using a polarizing filter at night?

I am into night photography, and am looking at buying a polarizing filter. What particular advantages and challenges are there to using a polarizing filter at night? reflections from light on ...
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Using the Lumix GM-1 for Aurora

is it possible to use the GM-1 with the standard 12-32mm lens for night photography and the Aurora? My attempts so far have been null. The manual doesnt say much. Is there general settings to use for ...
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How can I keep my camera warm while photographing time lapses over a few hours of 25F / - 4C temperatures?

I may have an oppty to photograph some time lapses over the next few days. However, the location's temperature will be about 25F / -4C. I'm looking for clever/creative ways to warm my gear while it ...
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Night portrait photography problem in lightning [duplicate]

i have canon slr 1200d. i have problem with night portrait photography . with flash it focus only the subject and background become very dark. and without flash all are same lightning but subject not ...
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How can I avoid the “Low Light!” warning with Samsung S1050 compact camera in Night mode?

I am wanting to take photos in dark conditions using the Night scene mode. For example, a carved Halloween pumpkin in the dark with a candle in it. However, I get the "Low Light!" warning message ...
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GoPro 4 Night Timelapse

I just got my GoPro Hero 4 and wanted to try the Night Timelapse mode. I have the exposure time set to 30 seconds and the interval between images set to 2 minutes. My pictures have a few stars on ...
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Blurry night time photos

I have the Canon XTi, using the zoom lens EF 75-300mm. What is the best setting for outdoor night sports photos (with stadium lighting)
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How can I reduce the effect of sodium vapor street lights in night photography?

I would like to light buildings at night using torches etc. How do I reduce the sodium light (street light ) that is cast on it. Can I reduce it with a filter and if so which one?
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Photographing fireflies handheld at night

I've just come from a vacation trip where one of the attractions was firefly watching at night. I only brought with me my point-and-shoot camera, a Canon S100, but to much disappointment, I wasn't ...
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Is it a good idea to adapt a canon FD 50mm F1.8 on a MFT camera (lumix G5) for night sky shots?

I think it will allow around 10 seconds exposure without star trails, but needed to get inputs form anyone who had used this setup before. I couldn't find any sample photos online. From the chart here ...
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Night Auto Race photography

I will be going to Road Atlanta in late Sept. early Oct for the 10 Hour Petit Le Mans. The race will begin during daylight hours and run into the night. I have never shot at night, or minimal ...
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Which of my lenses to choose for shooting the Milky Way? 17mm 2.8 or 10mm 4.5?

Next week I hope to get a good chance to do my first Milky Way shoot. Last thing I struggle with is which of my lenses to use. I want to avoid startrails. In the final round are: Sigma 17-50 2.8 ...
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Night photography introduction

I would like to start with taking photos at night. Can anybody recommend me a good book or an online resource as a starter?
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Which settings are good for Night Shoots? [closed]

Some times I feel like if my eyes were a camera, I could capture exactly what I feel in my eyes, the awesomeness of the night view in streets under street light. But I can't. Because I am not a expert ...
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How to photograph fireflies?

We have a lot of fireflies (lightning bugs) in our back yard right now. I would like to photograph them, but previous attempts have not turned out well. With different exposures, it ends up either ...
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What are some tips on night photography during rain?

What are some tips on doing night photography before / during / after rain? I'm looking for unique creative possibilities or a unique look in the resulting photos as compared to doing night ...
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Do any phone cameras allow decent exposure of the night sky?

I've heard that phone cameras can't take good pictures of the night sky because the hardware doesn't allow the changing of exposure times. Are there any phones that do allow good exposure for decent ...
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Steel wool photography: how to obtain lots of sparks?

what's the secret to get lots of sparks from the steel wool in this type of photography? My steel wool usually stops sparking after 7-8 seconds. I think this one sparked for a longer time!
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Tips and resources for nightime shots with a mirrorless camera?

I have a mirrorless digital camera (Samsung NX1000, 20-50mm lens) with which I'm proficient in all manual settings. I'm on vacation in a month on an island in the Atlantic that is known for low ...
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How to get accurate focus at night? [duplicate]

I've tried focusing shots at night, but never get a perfect click. Are there any tips that might help?
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Is astrophotography possible in high humidity?

With all other conditions ideal (no light pollution, no clouds, no moon, right camera gear) but with a high relative humidity (up to 70%), will getting wide angle shots of the Milky Way, for example, ...
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How to get longer exposure times with intervalometer for Fujifilm HS25EXR

I'm trying to use an external intervalometer for my Fujifilm HS25EXR. It works and snaps pictures on the timer, but for some reason it won't overide the shutter speed. I'm trying to do some night sky ...
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Focus in night photography

Another question related to the Olympus OMD EM5. I bought this camera to replace my Nikon D90 and I'm very satisfied with it. However, I find very hard to do the focus at night. With the Nikon D90, ...
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Night photo with Leica 25mm: blur at f/1.4 [duplicate]

I have an Olympus OMD EM5 and a Leica 25mm which takes wonderful pictures in daylight. I was trying to take night pictures with this setup and I had the following results (after several tries and ...
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Whats the “most amount of moon” acceptable for astrophotography?

The last time I shot the sky, it was a full moon and it completely ruined my shot. What's the maximum amount of moon (i.e. 1/3, 1/2, etc...) that can be out that won't adversely impact a shot of the ...
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Wide aperture in low-light results in muddy image on Powershot G16?

I have a Powershot G16 that I'd like to use as my standard camera for its light weight. It takes amazing photos in the day, but I'm having some problems with handheld at night. I'm still a photography ...
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How to best prepare, print, and display night photos?

How does one prepare night-time photographs (long exposures of starfields, moonlight, city lights, etc.) for printing? Do particular paper types (e.g. metallic) work better for this purpose? As it ...
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Night photography settings

I have watched a few YouTube videos now and one guy states that you should have a smaller aperture but to compensate for the lack of light coming through, you should set the shutter speed higher, ...
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Are there any resources or websites for finding areas which have low levels of light pollution at night?

Are there any websites which map light pollution levels so I know where to go for decent long exposure night shots? Or general resources for that matter?
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How to achieve clean landscape night photography editing

I came across this guy's work and love the look and how clean it is. Besides removing the saturation, and strong clarity, what else is involved in getting this type of clean and detailed look? ...
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Style with dim background, warmer tones and subject being almost the only light-emitter?

You can appreciate a slight light-brown-ish look in skin tones and in most other colours, the slow fade to dark in the silhouettes of the subjects and the almost zero quantity of light the camera is ...
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Long exposures: Gorillapod or Beanbag for support?

The northern hemisphere is spending a lot of time in the dark these days, so I'm interested taking long exposures, 8-30 seconds or so, in urban environments. The goal would be to use existing objects ...
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Why are the trees in this long exposure night shot red?

Last night I tried taking some shots of a cloud moving across a very bright moonlit sky: The exposure was taken using: Nikon D60 Stock 18-55mm VR zoom lense No filters Exposure time: 63 seconds ...
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Why isn't my Canon Speedlite 580 working on my 5D Mark II?

I was shooting at night and my flash was working perfectly, all of a sudden I tried taking another picture and it stopped working. I was using it on ETTL mode, the pictures looked underexposed with no ...
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Get impressive pictures at night in Venice [duplicate]

I am going to Venice in the next weeks and specially during the night I would like to have these 2 kind of results if possible with my camera. Can you recommend me the settings i would need to use ...