Tips to help you master night photography

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We know, clicking pictures in day light is super easy and comfortable as compared to clicking during low light and night. The reason why not many of us shoot during night is that it requires too much of hard work and skills. And we know that daylight is simply superb to capture everything. But, what if someone wants to capture the city life in nigh or say the nightlife of a city. It is difficult, that's why we often put our camera back to its shelf after the sunsets.

Let's do one thing. Step out of your comfort zone and start shooting in night. Challenge yourself to to your camera out after the sunset and click at-least one picture everyday. And following we have tips to help you capture better night photos. The tips below are easy and simple to follow. They are the most basic of all. Once you get used to these tips, we assure you that one day you'll master the art of clicking photos during night. So, gear-up and get ready.

1. Get used to your camera settings : Before you start snapping pictures, read your camera manual and understand what each setting means and does. Experimenting with your camera function & settings is the best lesson to learn photography.

2. Remember, there is a 'Reset-all' button: If you are hesitant to play around with your camera settings so that you don't mess up, don't restrict yourself. Remember, there is a 'rest-all' button for the rescue. Even if you messed-up with your camera settings, you can always press it to get back to your default & original settings.

3. Exposure settings: The general rule to follow is, if there is low light then long exposure. While shooting in low light keep in mind that the long shutter speed ensures a good exposure, Long exposure results in clear, sharp and colorful pictures.

4. Don't trust your camera's LCD screen when you shoot in low light or no light: Your Camera’s LCD screen is a group of little lights that make a picture. So, when you look at your screen in dark, you won’t be able to see anything clear. But, once you have taken the shot, the screen makes the photo seem much brighter than it really is.

5. You need a tripod: When you shoot pictures in low light, at times it is difficult to avoid camera shake. So, when you are hand holding the camera, chances are that your hand may shake. To avoid any kind of camera shake, if possible use a tripod. It becomes easy to shoot at these long exposure times. If you do not have a tripod, see if you can find some kind of stand lamp-post or a place to support your camera to take long exposure night shots.

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