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Camera and Non-Camera Related Tools for Night Photography

Usable Night Photography Equipment

Camera and Non-Camera Related Tools for Night Photography

Long, dark & clear skies are great opportunities for night photographing. It is an artistic obsession for nature photographers. But anyone does not have the efficiency for this. Or, the chance to take pictures at night. Just passionate & professional photographers can capture attractive night images.

A lot can be said about night photography tools. But, this content will not gibberish at all. I will precisely recommend some tools that I frequently use. Following this content, you will be able to execute better-suited techniques. Also, it will be a resolution of backpacking your night photography bag. 

Photographers around don’t have the clear, beautiful, and bright skies. Thus, they don’t have the chance to go out at night and take awesome pictures. Whatever, some countries geographical position entails scenic view at night. For instance, Spain offers an enthralling view seeing this you will be busy with your photographing.

Camera You Can Choose:

As a tool for night photography, camera is the most essential. To get the high-resolution images, you will need to upgrade your camera. But, upgrading will be expensive. Not to worry there are other elements to consider to get better pictures. At lower value, ISO 800, try to avoid a high amount of noise. Beautiful landscapes/ view can be captured by high ISO camera in low-light.

At higher ISO values entry-level camera has a tendency to not rate well. To begin introducing avoid & reduce noise, there are a few workarounds for a median technique to getting good output.

The lens is needed in order to capture images besides using the camera. In the market, there have many different types of lenses are available. But I think in night photography a large maximum aperture is needed that means f/2.8 aperture. My personal preference is wide angle lens. Because it gives the best results. Typically, it is a suitable option between 14-24 mm.

Tripod is the most expensive among the mentioned equipment. When you will work with shutter speed 15-30 seconds or several minutes, a star trail which depends to keep long, it will be hard if you do not use a tripod. In the cranked condition when you are planning for night photography, you don’t need to buy a sturdy & solid tripod. Therefore, you break more easily using a low-end, portable tripod.

Do you plan to photograph exposures longer than 30 seconds? You require a remote shutter release. I personally prefer one that has a small LCD screen. Because it shows time exposure & allows you to lock the remote button. Remember that, if you are shooting with exposure shorter than 30 seconds, remote shutter release will not be necessary.

The tools I keep for my night photographing are - natural night filter. The natural night filter is used to reduce the amount of light pollution. Thus, you can shoot a crisp image. Moreover, it enables a relatively easy fix in post-production. Therefore, I become a fan of this equipment as I am photographing for a month in areas with light pollution.

The tools I mentioned above are not the end of the list. There are also, non-camera related tools, those will enhance the quality of images, as well as post-production editing, will be easy. Such as powerful headlamp, layers of clothes and some extra batteries for the camera for an emergency.

At the end, I will suggest you not leave home without arranging these night photography tools. I hope that in combination with camera & non-camera related tools will have a direct impact on the image itself. So, buy the tools and shot while all of them can be used in combination.

Neon Shahriar
  ["Photographer"]
From start to the finishing of Shahriar is Photography. He focuses on capturing photos that tell its story. Thus, he steps outside and captures the surrounding consisting colourful imagery. With love, the habit of sharing ideas with photographers, he blogs consistently.