Four simple tips for capturing cities at night

Lewis Kemper, an award-winning photographer, offers 4 straightforward suggestions for capturing the city at night along with some outstanding examples of his work. In the city, which is a fantastic location for night photography in all seasons, Kemper has held courses on both in-camera and post-processing methods.

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First tip: a reliable tripod
Having a reliable tripod is essential for taking quality night photography pictures. A reliable, sturdy tripod is the best way to guarantee crisp photographs.Advised Second: White Balance
The right white balance is essential for rendering your nighttime picture realistically. If you shoot in raw, the white balance may also be adjusted after the fact using the custom white balance setting.
Three: Use HDR photography to capture the most dynamic range
The contrast between your shadows and the city’s brilliant lights is particularly stark in night photography. Only by bracketing your exposures and using HDR software to combine them to create a complete tone range picture will you be able to capture that range of information.

On Adorama’s blog, you can discover further advice on HDR photography, including whether to use (or not use) it.

Fourthly, have fun!
It’s possible to be inventive while shooting at night. Consider taking many shots or using a zoom lens for lengthy exposures.Lewis Kemper has been teaching photography for more than 30 years, and his work has appeared in books, periodicals, and calendars all around the globe.

Kemper began working at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite not long after receiving a BA in Fine Art Photography from George Washington University. He had the opportunity to see, learn from, and interact with some of the most accomplished photographers of the period during those two years at the gallery.

Kemper claims that her time spent working at The Ansel Adams Gallery had a significant impact on her growth as a photographer.

Attend Kemper’s next photography course in San Francisco where he will impart tips on how to take stunning nighttime pictures.

What you will discover

Techniques for composition in landscape and travel photography
HDR photography and processing for realistic-looking pictures
Techniques and workflow recommendations for both photography and digital processing
the right method for taking and assembling panoramic pictures
Review sessions in the classroom to broaden your perspectives and hone your evening photography techniques. Consider novel ideas!