Cities are wonderful places for creative night shots.
Going outside into the darkness long after the sun has set is fascinating. Once it gets dark the artificial lights come on: street lamps, car lights, buildings, signs, all create many opportunities for amazing photos. One discovers the soul of the city in an entirely “new light”.
Nighttime city scape photography has a special charm giving your images a unique feeling, mood and expression.
Shooting in the dark may sound challenging but it is not impossible.
The toughest challenge is to take freeze-frames. It's a hard task for your camera. Crank up the ISO and set a fast aperture to be able to shoot hand-held. Understand that you will end up with a shallow depth of field and most probably digital noise. The newer cameras produce less noise but still be prepared to do some noise reduction while processing.
If you want to take night shots using long exposures to capture the available light, the lower ISO and smaller aperture will reduce the noise and give a nice depth of field. A tripod will be needed to accomplish this.
Keep in mind that the most important thing when going out at night in the city is to stay safe.
Rediscover your surroundings and give your imagination free reign. Try those moody low-light shots, you might be amazed by the material you come home with.
Enjoy the following gallery of stunning city night shots by 1x members and get inspired.
Let the magic flow and give it a go !!!
"Bike Romance" by Mirela Momanu
Marchevca Bogdan PRO
O, thank you so much Yvette for including my work!
Hi Yvette, it's an honor to have an image of mine in this wonderful selection. Thanks a lot!
Your picture surely belongs inthis gallery, Hilde !!! Groetjes, Yvette
Raceala Elena PRO
Wonderful collection ! Congrats for all of you ! Great article Yvette !
Thanks, dear Elena! Glad you like this article. It was a pleasure to select all these wonderful city shots by night. Greetz, Yvette
Nice words and super collection , thank you Yvette !
Thanks for your appreciation, dear Olga! Cheers, Yvette
Adrian Donoghue PRO
Nice collection Yvette
Thank you dear Adrian!
Joshua Raif PRO
Thank you Yvette for this wonderful collection of "moody" city night shots. Great for inspiration. All the best.
I'm the one who has to thanks our members sharing their beautiful work, Joshua! Thanks for your comment and appreciation, my friend!
Thank you very much Dear Yvette !! I enjoyed this program very much !!
Many thanks, dear Teru! Glad you like the 1x blog/magazine. Best greetings, Yvette
Sol Marrades PRO
Thank you very much for including my work in this selection, dear Yvette! :-) Night fascinates me ... :-) A big hug.
You can see how fascinated you are by the night in your gorgeous shots, Sol! Love them. Big hug back, dear friend!
Adolfo Urrutia PRO
Thanks a lot, Yvette. It's an honor for me to participate with a photo in this wonderful gallery. Splendid article. Best regards.
Thank you, dear Adolfo!
Martine Benezech PRO
wonderful choise. It is a source of great inspiration.
Congratulations to all the authors of these soulful night city shots. Thanks for sharing your excellent work on 1x. Best regards, Yvette
Thanks for your appreciation, Massimo!