Photography Feature: In the Night

One of the reasons that I love photography is that I am fascinated with light. I love to take pictures of interesting lighting effects, of shadows and reflections. I also love to capture things from unusual angles or perspectives and look at tricks and illusions that can be created, occasionally with Photoshop, but usually just with the lens.

One of my favourite activities, therefore, is night-time photography. And in this Photography Feature, I thought I would share some of my favourite pictures that were taken in the dark…

Night Time Photography

The pictures below are mainly the result of experiments. The majority are taken at Newcastle’s Quayside or at Niagara Falls. The two VIP Room pictures were taken at The Lane Bar Kitchen in Carlisle.

Most were taken using a tripod and long exposures, ranging from half a second to 30 seconds. This has the effect of capturing the lighting effects and the details of the objects, even in the darkest conditions, but causing moving objects like people, clouds and water to have a blurred, smooth or ethereal effect. Many of these were taken with my Canon 1100D DSLR and (while they have been cropped and had borders and vignettes added) they have not had their colours or details modified in any way.


Want to see more?

Most of my photography (including more night-time shots from Newcastle, Niagara Falls and More) is currently on my DeviantART Page. You can check out some more photos here on my site by clicking the ‘Photography‘ link at the top of this page. You can also find highlights of my work on my brand new MDSimpson Photography Facebook Page and you can follow me on Instagram by going here or searching for ‘fraploid’ or ‘mdsimpson’ in the app.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed the pictures! 🙂