City at night: photography tips for taking atmospheric images of urban areas

City at night: photography tips for atmospheric images of buildings and landmarks

The city at night is a fantastic place for photography. But you’ll want to get there just after sunset. In this tutorial we explain how the twilight hours are perfect for capturing atmospheric pictures of illuminated buildings and city landmarks.

Best settings for night photography: how to shoot in a range of situations

Best settings for night photography: long exposures

Digital SLRs are great for night photography, but you might find that some of your pictures don’t come out well. In this quick tutorial we’ll explain some of the best settings for night photography when shooting in some of the common low-light conditions.

Cities at night: how to photograph urban areas mixing natural and artificial light

Cities at night: how to photograph natural and artificial light

Photographing cities at night can prove challenging for many photographers who struggle to get an accurate exposure. In this urban night photography tutorial we explain how to mix artificial and natural light for a more balanced shot.

Photo Anatomy: photographing the aurora borealis in stunning detail

Photo Anatomy: photographing the aurora borealis in stunning detail

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment we look at how Norwegian photographer Ole Salomonsen captured this dramatic picture of the aurora borealis.

How to take pictures at night: pro tips for spotting creative scenes after dark

How to take pictures at night: pro tips for spotting creative scenes after dark

In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our pro shows our apprentice how to take pictures at night by spotting scenes with creative potential and setting up your camera to capture them.

Photographing the moon: how to set up your camera for the best results

Photographing the moon: how to set up your camera for the best results

Photographing the moon is always tempting for photographers, but getting sharp images with your telephoto lens and mid-range DSLR isn’t always easy. In this quick guide our technique editor explains how to photograph the moon and get the best results with what you have.

Photography Lighting: how to master shooting in low light

Photography Lighting: how to master shooting in low light

In the latest instalment of our Shoot Like A Pro series on photography lighting we take a look at the best settings and methods to use when shooting in low light.

Moonlight photography tips for making magical midnight landscapes

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: moonlight photography tips making magical midnight landscapes

In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our professional photographer offers our apprentice his best moonlight photography tips for using long exposures and light-painting techniques to create amazing midnight landscape images.

Night photography ideas: light painting your subject over ultra-long exposures

Night photography ideas: light painting your subject over ultra-long exposures

If you’re looking for new night photography ideas to boost your creative output after dark, painting with light is the perfect technique, which can be used with just about any subject. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how light painting your subject while shooting in your camera’s Bulb mode can help you create a range of different moods in your images.

DIY Photography Hacks: build a light painting kit – what to use & what to wear

DIY Photography Hacks: build your own light painting kit

In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to get creative with some common household items and build your own light painting kit for hours of long exposure fun.