Control your colours
Fine tune your white balance for better hues
With your camera set to automatic white balance, night photos will tend to look rather blue.
This is because, even though our eyes are only seeing a world in monochrome, the camera is still being presented with a blue sky.
By shooting raw files, it’s possible to fix this problem at the processing stage. Simply choose a warmer white balance – somewhere around 5000K should suffice – and the picture should better resemble how you saw the night scene.
Make sure your white balance isn’t pushed up too far though. If it is, the ground will start to look unpleasantly yellow or brown, which can end up being worse than an overly blue image.