Skip to content

night

Mobile Mondays: My favorite apps for night (or day) photography
Don’t be like me: How not to smash your lens and knees
How does Aurora HDR do with a starry night sky?
Night photographer Ron Pinkerton: Made in the Mojave, part two
Night photographer Ron Pinkerton: Made in the Mojave, part one
Lens choices for night photography
Under a bayou moon with night photographer Mike Cooper, part two
Under a bayou moon with night photographer Mike Cooper, part one
Transform a photo from day to night with Lightroom Classic
Photographing the Perseid meteor shower
Creating drifting clouds in a single image with Plotagraph Pro
How I got the photo: The Car Forest night photo

More posts

2159kenlee_archesnatpark-doublearchmilkyway-20sf28iso4000-2014-05-23-1148pm-3330k-ournewworld-flat3-BRIGHTER-2019-11-2560X1440PX-PHOTOFOCUS-HEADER

Lens choices for night photography

What lens is good for night photography? It turns out there’s quite a few. And not all of them are crazy expensive. Please note that I am not discussing astrophotography, deep space photography of celestial objects or photos involving an

Read More
startrails-kenlee_vasquezrockseaster-2014-_DSC0103kenlee_vasquezrocks2014-31min-30sf32iso1600-meteor-PHOTOFOCUS-HEADER-2560x1440px-200811

Photographing the Perseid meteor shower

The Perseids are often the most spectacular meteor shower in the Northern Hemisphere due to frequency as well as its appearance in August. There are typically about 100 visible meteors per hour on average, although this obviously depends on your

Read More
500px Photo ID: 77680955 - How this bus stays up, I'm not sure. I came up here Thursday evening. There were two photographers, Matt and Justin, already here, but they left shortly afterwards for Bodie ghost town in California. I immediately began shooting, a bit dissatisfied with the shots I had taken the previous night, as the moon was blotted out by huge thunder clouds, and everything was very dark, not so conducive for this sort of light painting photography. Tonight was definitely better!

Outside the historic mining town of Goldfield, NV, in a desert dotted by Joshua Trees, you can see a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground at unlikely angles. This is the International Car Forest of the Last Church, created by Michael

How I got the photo: The Car Forest night photo

I wanted a vivid, bold composition of a subject that had been photographed a fair amount by other night photographers. This was photographed at a desert art installation known as the International Car Forest of the Last Church outside Goldfield,

Read More
2196_kenlee_owensvalley-comet-neowise_200722_2247_earth180sf28iso320_sky22stack20sf28iso3200_OVRO-threedishes-comet-Pentax_2560x1440px-HEADER-PHOTOFOCUS-CROP

How I got the photo: Comet NEOWISE

Although I do night photography, I usually don’t photograph specific celestial events. But I had never photographed a comet before, and I couldn’t stay away. Planning the location Finding where the comet would be visible was simple since it would

Read More
2159kenlee_archesnatpark-doublearchmilkyway-20sf28iso4000-2014-05-23-1148pm-3330k-ournewworld-flat3-BRIGHTER-2019-11-2560X1440PX-PHOTOFOCUS-HEADER

Lens choices for night photography

What lens is good for night photography? It turns out there’s quite a few. And not all of them are crazy expensive. Please note that I am not discussing astrophotography, deep space photography of celestial objects or photos involving an

Read More
startrails-kenlee_vasquezrockseaster-2014-_DSC0103kenlee_vasquezrocks2014-31min-30sf32iso1600-meteor-PHOTOFOCUS-HEADER-2560x1440px-200811

Photographing the Perseid meteor shower

The Perseids are often the most spectacular meteor shower in the Northern Hemisphere due to frequency as well as its appearance in August. There are typically about 100 visible meteors per hour on average, although this obviously depends on your

Read More
500px Photo ID: 77680955 - How this bus stays up, I'm not sure. I came up here Thursday evening. There were two photographers, Matt and Justin, already here, but they left shortly afterwards for Bodie ghost town in California. I immediately began shooting, a bit dissatisfied with the shots I had taken the previous night, as the moon was blotted out by huge thunder clouds, and everything was very dark, not so conducive for this sort of light painting photography. Tonight was definitely better!

Outside the historic mining town of Goldfield, NV, in a desert dotted by Joshua Trees, you can see a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground at unlikely angles. This is the International Car Forest of the Last Church, created by Michael

How I got the photo: The Car Forest night photo

I wanted a vivid, bold composition of a subject that had been photographed a fair amount by other night photographers. This was photographed at a desert art installation known as the International Car Forest of the Last Church outside Goldfield,

Read More
2196_kenlee_owensvalley-comet-neowise_200722_2247_earth180sf28iso320_sky22stack20sf28iso3200_OVRO-threedishes-comet-Pentax_2560x1440px-HEADER-PHOTOFOCUS-CROP

How I got the photo: Comet NEOWISE

Although I do night photography, I usually don’t photograph specific celestial events. But I had never photographed a comet before, and I couldn’t stay away. Planning the location Finding where the comet would be visible was simple since it would

Read More
ezgif.com-optimize (5)

Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro

I just had an opportunity to experiment with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the desktop app of Plotagraph Pro to animate parts of my night photos. Here’s how the process went. Masking I began

Read More

Want more updates?

Get the latest education, inspiration, reviews and news delivered each week to your inbox.

Free business & creativity training for photographers

Join us for the Visual Storytelling Conference, May 14-17, 2021! Learn from the best creators in the field, and dive into your photography, video, business and social media skills.