Design & Style

How to Shoot Photos at Night: 9 Night Photography Tips

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Night photography can capture spectacular nighttime landscapes with city lights and night skies full of stars. It’s also a great opportunity to experiment with different camera settings and equipment. Slow shutter speeds give you long exposure times, which allow you to capture star trails or light trails left by moving cars. To get the most out of your night shots, you’re going to need to plan ahead and know the settings of your camera inside and out.