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Questions tagged [night]

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, recording images of astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky.

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Looking for advice for choosing a DSLR for landscape/night photography [duplicate]

After several years of using my Canon Rebel T3 on and off, I've decided to upgrade my camera and start actually learning photography. My main interests are in landscapes and night/astrophotography. I'...
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Laser positioning on barn door tracker

I'm heading up to Scotland in April for a bit of a road trip and I'd like to give astrophotography a bit of a go. I'm like to try and get some deep sky photos (Andromeda etc) and have decided that ...
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Are there add-on lens accessories which collect additional light, as a parabolic microphone can be used to gather more sound?

I recently imagined a useful accessory. Suppose you need an fast shutter and low İSO photo but your APSC camera doesn't help much nor does your telephoto lens with very small aperture in the middle ...
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I was just approached to do nightclub photography, I've never done it before and I want to know what I need to pull it off

So I was taking photos downtown and an event manager for a local nightclub approached me. He wants me to shoot for his event at the local club on Friday. I said yes. But I know I need to modify my ...
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Night sky photography [duplicate]

I’m newbie in photography. I’ve been trying to catch the Milky Way it stars trials. But I always end up with dark noisy picture with blurred stars and even faint ones. Unlike the second picture I’m ...
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Night vision camera got a picture but it was just a blank white rectangle from the license plate lights. Is there any way to get the numbers?

Recently, we had a problem with people doing donuts in our parking lot. We have the cameras in place but the night vision camera couldn’t see the license plate because of the lights that illuminate ...
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What's the best quality paper to print night photos?

I am shooting numerous different types of long exposures of cityscapes. I want to know what is the best type of paper to print onto? I want to get the deepest blacks.
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Can’t set manual focus on distant objects at night [duplicate]

I’m taking night pictures with Canon EFS 18-135mm STM lens and EOS 450D body. I’ve noticed that when I’m trying to shoot distant objects and there is enough light for the AF to work the pictures come ...
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How to achieve a timelapse effect where stars streak through the sky?

I can't really explain it so I'm finding it hard to Google for tutorials. I was wondering how to get this effect: Instagram Video By using something like Photoshop CS6 or a freeware program. I'm ...
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What lighting should I use for a night graduation?

I am taking photos of each graduate receiving their diploma so it will be quick. It takes place on a football field at night with only the field lights. I will be moving from one side to the other. ...
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What settings for Dirt track night time pictures

So I just started taking pictures at a dirt track and having problems with getting them crystal clear at night races. I'm using a Nikon D-90 with a tamron 70-300 lens. I have my ISO on 2500 and ...
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Portrait photography [duplicate]

Is there any advice for shooting portrait in dark room, using only lamps. I am little bit confused with iso,aperture and shutter speed because i photographing with analog film.
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Why is it that when the green channel clips, it turns into blue?

I was taking photos of snow sculptures at night, and I noticed something strange on my Olympus O-MD E-M10 Mark II. This green lit sculpture when the green channel gets blown, turns blue ...
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What are the reasons for not taking super long exposures (hours) in astrophotography?

I am doing some research to get into astrophotography. Most of tutorials recommend taking multiple exposures and then stacking them. That makes me wonder: provided that the camera is on a tracking ...
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How would one get a moon shot like this?

Here is the shot, taken off Reddit: As you see, the moon has a perfectly exposed shadow (you can see the details in the unlit side of it) which I want to achieve. I understand you want to have a ...
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What is the reddish cloud in the center of the photo?

I am a beginner at photography, I tried to click photographs of the night sky. The image has a weird reddish cloud at the center, I first thought it might be because of light pollution but then I ...
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Why is my nighttime sky image so poor (few stars and a yellow glow)?

I am new to astrophotography and I take most of my pictures at around 11pm, which is reasonably dark. The only lights which are on near me are street lights and they are behind trees. I am struggling ...
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Can I take clear night sky photographs with my smartphone?

is it possible to take clear night sky shots with stars/ planets visible from Redmi Note 4? what settings do I use? when I try to take it just comes black, unless on full moon day with HDR, though ...
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Why is my photo so low in megabytes?

I took this photo at night with an iso of 100, aperture of 16, shutter speed of 30 seconds in raw. I want to send it to print but when exported to jpeg its only around 8.4 megabytes and the print site ...
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Milky Way Photo

I am planing to shoot a photo of milky way at the end of September. Location is set - a place with least Light Pollution I have also checked moon status(moon rise and set) All of it is fine except ...
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What settings might have been used to get this photo with clear stars and long trails from car lights?

Di ritorno dalla Val Gardena — alto adige, by Stefano Guerrini I am assuming that the photographer used 400- 800 ISO along with the 15-20 seconds of shutter speed. But, If there is a long exposure ...
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Why do my landscape photos come out pixelated?

I'm taking night photos with a tripod and the buildings dont come out sharp and smooth, but rather pixelated. ISO 100 f/9.0 10s Nikon D3400 Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 I zoom in all the way and manually ...
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Cheap lighting setup for shooting portraits in pitch darkness?

I'm going to be shooting some photos in pitch darkness at a campsite -- we had a friend shoot them last year, but he's a professional photographer and brought expensive strobes and lighting gear. This ...
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What are the features needed in a DSLR for astrophotography?

I'm a person who's in love with the night sky, so that I want to capture some beautiful moments I experience. I'd like to buy a new DSLR , but I already have a Nikon D5200 and I I tried so much to get ...
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Can I edit my Northern lights photos that turned out black?

I went to Iceland in December and was given a Nikon D5500 as an unexpected Xmas gift (I've always been interested in photography, but never learnt anything formally). I tried to Google how to set up ...
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What is optimum setting for capture in night from moving objects, when diaphragm is fixed?

I have a camera and I want to capture real-time photos continuously from moving objects in night. my problem is if i reduce exposure time, image will be all black, but with higher exposure, objects in ...
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Techniques for staying up for night photography

In a few weeks I'm going to be spending 4 nights doing night photography from just before sunset to just after sunrise. I generally avoid caffeine because it gives me a massive headache. Does anyone ...
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How can I keep illuminated buildings names from being blown out in night city shots?

I'm just getting the hang of taking pictures of my city at night/dusk, and I'm bracketing exposures to get deep colors for the sky and enough exposure for the buildings. Here's an example. I've put ...
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How to avoid light flares in long exposure night shots

I keep viewing other photographers night shots and see that they're very clear shots, when I shoot even with the same settings, my shots aren't so clear.. here's example: Question is: How to avoid ...
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Making photos of Milky way

I'm new in this photography thing. I have a mission that I want to take photo of the milky way. Can someone assist me to do so? I try using the tips from the internet, but no luck. Maybe the light ...
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How to deal with shots at night with different kinds of light from different sources?

I tried to shoot some photos the evening of the 5th of January (CET time), it was an event called Cabalgata de Reyes Magos. I tried to gain some practice with what I had learned so far, but could not ...
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switched to RAW and seeing ugly light bands in Lightroom

I am used to working mostly with jpeg, but I switched to RAW and in my shoot today I see a lot of problems in night shots. notice how the purple sky has waves of color boundary rings. I am shooting ...
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How do night vision adapters like AstroScope work and is there an option?

Night vision seems to be a "easy to add" -function when it comes to video recorders, even the cheapest versions seems to sometime offer this option. But when it comes to dslr, these adapters costs ...
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What matters for low light performance?

I really enjoy taking pictures at night, however my current point and shoot is not quite cutting it, so I'm looking to step up to a DSLR. I've mostly been looking at Canon's Rebel line and have read ...
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What is that type of light in the picture?

Is it flash ? or just LED ring light ??
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What light-painting technique/gear (flash, LED panel, flashlight) was used to make this shot?

Referencing this Death Valley image by Marc Adamus: Is this lit by flash, LED panel, or flashlight? I like the lighting, and am trying to achieve a similar result, but problems... Sekonic L-558 ...
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Is a Canon T4i with 75-300mm EF lens sufficient for shooting night time football?

Do I need a different lens to get the faces of the players...some come out dark? I am shooting mostly on sports but sometimes Manual, otherwise photos are good. Not using flash.
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Can I fire an off camera flash remotely that ISN'T linked to the camera?

I am taking night landscape photos (10+ second exposures) and want to illuminate a feature that may be 25 feet from the camera (like a person). I want to be able to have an off camera flash 10 feet ...
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What lenses can capture pictures of the moon, stars, and landscape best? [closed]

I am wondering what lenses you would recommend that work best in both dark environments and for landscape. I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5, and I'm just looking for something to capture mostly the moon ...
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What's the least costly way to take video in the dark? [closed]

I want to take some video of a friend with a motor disorder while he is sleeping. We are doing this to help get information about what happens while he sleeps. I have a tripod and set up my iPad to ...
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Why in a photo light lines of street lamps? How to remove them?

Shutter speed - 32 sec. Aperture - f/9 ISO - 100 Lens - EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Focal Length - 39 mm I have took the photo through the window, with the lights off
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Does shooting at high ISO have a practical impact on battery life compared to exposure time?

I am shooting a nightlapse (RAW frames, Noise Reduction off) using my 6D with a few images every minute (I use Magic Lantern's intervalometer). My battery was in good condition and was close to full (...
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Affordable lenses for nightscape photography (nikon d5300)? [duplicate]

I just bought my first DSLR camera Nikon D5300 and currently I only have the kit lenses. I am looking to get some new ones soon to use them to take pictures of the moon and maybe even the stars. As ...
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Why are my long exposure sky shots out of focus? [duplicate]

If you take a look at a few of long exposure sky photos at Flickr, I think the context and content of the photo is okay, they are just all blurry. I'm using a tripod, 15 second exposure with a 18mm ...
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Long Image processing time after shutter is closed [duplicate]

I have a entry level dslr (Nikon D3300) and was practicing long exposure photography. I noticed one behviour from the camera and was inquisitive whether this can be tweaked in any way: I kept the ...
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How do I find the right whitebalance for a night cityscape?

There are a number of articles on the net saying how to properly set WB for night shots. Specifically for cityscapes. For example, one of them says to use fixed Kelvin values like 2500 for nice blue ...
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Why the lights of that photo are too much blue/white in the edges?

yesterday I was taking some pictures from my city during the night and I could not find an explanation regarding the strange edge of blue/white lights. I have the RAW file of it and I've tried to ...
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How can I tell if something in a photograph is a star or a planet?

A couple days ago, I zoomed in with my 30x optical zoom camera, and after some exposure adjustments, a bright star in the night sky turned into this: Are those other planets or other stars? Or is ...
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Why do I never see HDR done with nighttime photography when the moon is in the frame?

Whenever I see nighttime long exposures with the moon, the moon is always way overexposed. I understand it's a bright object, but why don't I ever see HDR done to compensate for that? Does it look ...
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How do you take a picture without focusing?

So I've just started getting into photography. I'm currently experimenting with taking long exposure photos at night, but my house doesn't have the ideal surroundings for a good pic. Is there any way ...