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Into the Dark: 100 Beautiful Examples of Night Photography

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After the sun has set, night brings a new an exciting challenge for photographers. Moonlight, stars, long exposures, light painting, and light trails are all techniques to try, and objects to capture on camera. Grab your tripod, and join us after the jump for 100 absolutely stunning night-time photographs along with tips and tutorials for shooting your own!

Ferris wheel on the beach II

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The Place Where Romance Starts

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Atlantis

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light and darkness

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Ramat-Gan City.

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bridge

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Mainly Blue

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night

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Country Road at Night

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midnight

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Apocalypse

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cold night

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Vernazza

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yesterday&tomorrow

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On the scene

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The Place Where Trees Stand in the Water

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Skyline Rotterdam by night

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Ride The Lightning !

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Vancouver Waterfront and the North Shore Mountains

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Santa Monica

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Fog at the Golden Gate

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Blue Hour

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North Point Park at Sunset

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in

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The Last Bus Home

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Snowy Shibuya

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mexico city at night

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Electric City

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Red

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Hendry's with Fog, Night

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Golden Gate Bridge

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Expressboat leaving

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London

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Last passenger II

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Day Ninety One

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city of lights

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Notre-Dame Dusk

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The flower that blooms at Night=)

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Stilts

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Twin Light

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Light Years

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Roberts Grove Dock

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Rainbow at Night

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Lee(af)

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San Francisco Bay Bridge

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Green Beacon

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train is coming

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Rain with Love

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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The Wrath of the Norse Gods

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South African Nightscapes

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Twas the night before...(Explored)

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Petroleum Nights

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Night Watch

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Trails

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Explosion of Lights

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winterlights

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Night of Tung Chung

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Blue Hour

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City of Niagara Falls

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Burning Rome

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Land of the Rising Moon

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Prague Panorama

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In the arms of the night

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Happy Couple X 2...

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Some Kid and Mr. Bokeh

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Mosae Forum Maastricht by night

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The Perfect Storm

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Day One Hundred

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Day Eighty Six

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Noite em Balneário Camboriú

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Off to Shibuya

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Rails to light

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The City by Night

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Kjoellefjord by Night

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Romantic Oporto

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Starts in the night

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The Médulas

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Radisson Royal

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Red Bull Illume

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Summer Nights

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Bristol City Centre at Night (HDR)

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the trailer...night trailer

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A night at Crystal Pier

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Silver State Valley Dunes, night.

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Once in a Blue Moon 2010

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Waiting for train spectrum

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Fairytale

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The Hunter

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Japan Fragments

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Lovers Curved Planes

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Science World at Night

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Other Resources

Here is a quick selection of tutorials, tips and articles that can help you to further your own experience in this field. Don't forget to share your own advice and experience in the comments!

Mastering the Art of Light Painting at Night

Light painting is the process of photographing at night and illuminating the scene by moving the camera, or a handheld light/torch. The actual source of the light doesn’t need to appear in the photo, but the technique gives you the flexibility to cast light on only certain aspects of a scene. It can lead to some really stunning effects!

In this video tutorial, we’ll take a look at the equipment needed to experiment with light painting, go behind the scenes on location, and walk through the the different images produced during the shoot.

Shooting at Night: 4 Photography Scenarios Explained

Shooting outside at night is no easy task if you don’t enjoy the unprofessional and merciless glare of a built-in flash. Today we’ll shed some light on the subject and discuss how you should approach venturing into the darkness with your camera loaded and ready to take on the world.

We’ll focus on four different styles that you can use as a springboard for your creativity!

Other Handy Tutorials

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