Suggestions for night time shots

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  1. SteveEllis

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    Hey Guys,

    My friend as asked if we can go and try some night time photography, thing is my mind is drawing a blank as to what we can do.

    Any suggestions? I dont expect places since we are a global community, just suggestions of types of places. Any example photos would be awesome too.

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    Steve.
     
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    Water is always good. Depending on location, moonlight on a lake or a river, fountains that are lit at night in a city, reflections of a lit building in a pond etc. Reflections of one lit building on another one, unusually shaped structures that are well-lit and provide contrast to the rest of the area, old fashioned store fronts, small green spaces within cities, perhaps street photography of people standing around or entering a club etc., a police officer on the beat, an interesting street from a non-standard angle..high from a building or very low from true "street level", etc. The list can go on, forever.

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    Actually places in general wouldn't be such a bad idea. :)

    Are you in an Urban, suburban or rural area?
     
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    I take photos of the Northern Light at night. I dont think you have that option though. =p
     
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    I'm a bit nervous of taking street photography at night, My local city is fairly rough, anyone walking around with a grands work of kit around their neck may as well just walk up to the nearest thug and give it away, save yourself a beating *lol*

    I'm quite lucky with settings, where I live is Rural, Urban and suburban, all pretty much on my doorstep. Do a nose for Neath, south wales on google maps and you'll see what I mean. Within a few miles I have the beach, the hills, woodland, suburbs and big city.

    Cant quite see the Northern lights though :)
     
  6. Cuervo79

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    well you can allways go not at night but a little before sundown. also if there are other not so rough places you can go over the weekend its kind of nice too. Look at the link on my sig, I love taking night photos.
     
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    Well, tonight I am trying star trials for the first time ever :) My remote button arrive so I can lock it in bulb mode :) I'll post the results no matter how they end up
     
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    You could also try a liquor store just about closing and shoot the people who are trying to get that last bottle. Should be edgy if you can keep from using a flash.
     
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    Thats a cool idea :) Can I taunt them with beer on a string :lol:
     
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    LOL it's your jaw. ;)

    No, really, you would want to be as unobtrusive as you could- camera on a tripod or gorillapod or something. A remote trigger would be good too. Depending on the clientèle you might make a series out of it, call it "Last voices in the night" or something.
     
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    Its definitely an interesting prospect. I do however feel awkward taling photos of people.

    I have just bought a special little tripod that grips onto car window, you wind the window half way down and it clamps to the open window. Should be useful for this type of subject.
     

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