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

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Nikon D5000: Timelapse / night photography: why does auto exposure have a max of around 3 seconds?

I am trying to make timelapses all day and night long using gphoto2. I am making a picture every 2 minutes. When looking to the results at night, I see very black pictures, sometimes there are some ...
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How can I take good photos of stars out of a cockpit window using the Samsung 21 ultra?

I am an airline pilot and as the winter is coming and we get nice clear nights I am seeing masses of stars out the flight deck windows. At night we have dim lighting in the flight deck and when I try ...
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How to create a fake long exposure from a bunch of frames

I made several frame screenshots at one angle and I want to join them into a long exposure shot similar to those pictures of night traffic. Like this example. But I can't get my head around, how to ...
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How can I use a Ricoh 35 FM film rangefinder to take photographs at night?

Recently I thrifted a cool little rangefinder camera: a Ricoh 35 FM. I am new to photography, and am planning on shooting in the night. However, the camera does not have as many settings to change as ...
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What are these disks in my photo taken with the Tamron 10-24 lens?

I am starting to dabble in night photography, so I just bought a lens (Tamron 10-24) and checked it out last night. Please take a look at the photos and help me determine if I have now recorded UFO's ...
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Astrophotography - Image quality reduced after multiple long exposures

I'm currently using NIKON D5600 for my untracked astrophotography, and depends on the target I need to take up to 100 exposures of 15-20 seconds each. I have a manual shutter remote and I manually ...
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Is there a way to get rid of this glowing effect?

I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of the glow around the tree in the bottom right. I've gotten as far as thinking it's some form of luminosity due to reflections at ground level (this is in my ...
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Why did my night pictures turned out so foggy, light or too bright?

I received my developed pictures and many of them are foggy. It seems that some shot with similar light is foggier than the others. Can it be that something went wrong in the development process, is ...
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Errant lights in long exposure at night

I've been trying to get some images of the milky way. I was is central Sardegna near some neolithic ruins as a backdrop. A few images had this odd squiggles of light. Not every frame has it. It's ...
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Not able to manual focus in night for star photography

I was shooting at f4.5 shutter speed 30s for capturing stars in my photo but was not able to manual focus as we can't set the manual focus for stars. I am using a 18-55mm Nikkor lens, what I get after ...
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Why are my photo's not so sharp even when using a tripod?

I took the following photos yesterday to capture the shades of sunset skies. However, I am utterly disappointed with the sharpness of the overall pictures (areas in shadows particularly very soft) and ...
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Circular Pattern in Night Sky Image

A few days ago I took a night sky image of the milky way with my XPERIA 1 II and wanted to take a closer look at the RAW file in Lightroom Mobile. When doing so, I realised a strange circular pattern. ...
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What materials absorb or block infrared wavelengths?

I'm not exactly doing pro photography here; please forgive me. My baby monitor is mounted in a corner. It shines bright IR at night, and the walls are highly reflective, and I can barely see into the ...
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I'm trying to take a photo of the stars however it's either white or black

I have a Canon EOS 2000D with a Tamron AF 70-300mm, EFS 18-55mm and a 500mm & 1000mm manual lenses; I have it set on bulb for long exposure, F5.6 which is the smallest aperture, ISO I've tried ...
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I want to take photo of moon with my mobile camera?

I tried taking pic of moon with my mobile camera, i tried auto mode and manual mode also. but its not clear. what are different option or addition tool required.
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Difference in light between new moon night and adjacent nights

I want to photograph bioluminescence in a remote area without light pollution. A dark sky is key. The only light would be from the moon and the stars, so I'm aiming for the next new moon (fortunately ...
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Which wide angle lens and camera combinations are considered to be particularly resistant to artifacts from street light sources?

I am looking to do a project which involves shooting night time scenes with lots of street lamps in the frame and would like to minimize flare, ghosts and halos ("sun stars" are expected unless they'...
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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 ISO photo, but your APS-C camera doesn't help much, nor does your telephoto lens with very small aperture, in the ...
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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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