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60 Beautiful Examples Of Night Photography

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Low light levels make night photography a challenging yet rewarding subject. The best results require specialized equipment, like SLR cameras, tripods, cable releases and flashguns. After sunset, the everyday world is magically transformed, and city buildings, fireworks, thunderstorms and the northern lights all become popular subjects.

We present 60 amazing examples of night photography, photos, created by some hard-working and dedicated photographers. Take a look at their websites and portfolios, and you’ll find some links to how-to articles about night photography at the bottom of the post.

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In the City Link

Artificial light transforms the urban landscape into a place of magic and mystery.

Bob West

Beautiful Night Photo

Jim Downie

Beautiful Night Photo

Daniel Cheong

Beautiful Night Photo

nonkelduvel

Beautiful Night Photo

kayess2008

Beautiful Night Photo

Roger E

Beautiful Night Photo

Jose Maria Cuellar

Beautiful Night Photo

Jose Maria Cuellar

Beautiful Night Photo

Matt Reinbold

Beautiful Night Photo

Loveless Ramblings and Other Cynical Musings

Beautiful Night Photo

Rob

Beautiful Night Photo

Bastian Groove

Beautiful Night Photo

h o t t

Beautiful Night Photo

Alcove

Beautiful Night Photo

Janek Skarzynski

Beautiful Night Photo

Bob Long Jr

Beautiful Night Photo

Victor Shilo

Beautiful Night Photo

Kirk Marshall

Beautiful Night Photo

Kirk Marshall

Beautiful Night Photo

Jim Downie

Beautiful Night Photo

Jim Downie

Beautiful Night Photo

Alice Day

Beautiful Night Photo

John Mueller

Beautiful Night Photo

Bob Long Jr

Beautiful Night Photo

Nada Stankova

Beautiful Night Photo

Daniel Cheong

Beautiful Night Photo

Earth at Night

Beautiful Night Photo

Landscapes Link

Landscape photographers love the magical light of sunset and twilight. With long shutter speeds and a steady tripod it’s even possible to photograph the landscape lit by nothing but moonlight.

Toby Keller

Beautiful Night Photo

Oliver Wu

Beautiful Night Photo

Terri Beitzel

Beautiful Night Photo

_oriana.italy_

Beautiful Night Photo

Gerrit Wenz

Beautiful Night Photo

M’s vision

Beautiful Night Photo

Kevin McNeal

Beautiful Night Photo

Kevin McNeal

Beautiful Night Photo

Mac_Raw

Beautiful Night Photo

Kevin McNeal

Beautiful Night Photo

Adam Blenford

Beautiful Night Photo

Brian Auer

Beautiful Night Photo

Wes Thomas

Beautiful Night Photo

John Mueller

Beautiful Night Photo

Daniel Cheong

Beautiful Night Photo

Toby Keller

Beautiful Night Photo

Toby Keller

Beautiful Night Photo

Bob West

Beautiful Night Photo

Bob West

Beautiful Night Photo

Northern Lights Link

The northern lights are a popular subject for photographers living in the extreme north of Canada, Alaska and Europe.

Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson

Beautiful Night Photo

Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson

Beautiful Night Photo

Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson

Beautiful Night Photo

Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson

Beautiful Night Photo

Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson

Beautiful Night Photo

Max Waugh

Beautiful Night Photo

Max Waugh

Beautiful Night Photo

Storms Link

Dramatic thunderstorms are captured using slow shutter speeds.

Nigel Midwinter

Beautiful Night Photo

Jose Maria Cuellar

Beautiful Night Photo

Geoff Coleman

Beautiful Night Photo

Geoff Coleman

Beautiful Night Photo

Christophe Paquignon

Beautiful Night Photo

Heavenly Bodies Link

It’s even possible to photograph the stars and the moon with the right equipment.

Matthías Ásgeirsson

Beautiful Night Photo

Geoff Coleman

Beautiful Night Photo

Neil Creek

Beautiful Night Photo

Fireworks Link

Another popular subject for night photographers.

Matthías Ásgeirsson

Beautiful Night Photo

Kirk Marshall

Beautiful Night Photo

Troy Paiva Link

Troy Paiva specializes in night photography and light-painting techniques. He explores America’s abandoned urban landscapes in his latest book “Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration.”

Troy Paiva

Beautiful Night Photo

Troy Paiva

Beautiful Night Photo

Anthony James Link

Anthony James has a passion for night photography. Over the years, he has amassed a unique collection of photographic images covering a variety of subjects from different parts of Asia, Europe and Australia.

“For me the joy of photography comes from the ability to capture and record a unique slice of space and time that may otherwise be lost forever. A moment perhaps only witnessed by an individual yet shared with the rest of us, albeit imbued with a unique perspective – a window on our world that may remain forever etched into our consciousness.”

Anthony James

Beautiful Night Photo

Anthony James

Beautiful Night Photo

Anthony James

Beautiful Night Photo

Anthony James

Beautiful Night Photo

Last Click Link

Anthony James

Beautiful Night Photo

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  1. 1

    I love the “car”-picture! Nice collection!

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  2. 2

    Hot collection! I love most of this pics!

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  3. 3

    Amazing!
    I live outside of Toronto, Canada, and I remember last year I went out and could see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and I was amazed and had NO photography equipment at all; not even a camera phone! bah!

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  4. 4

    Beautiful pictures. I’ve yet to master night shots.

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  5. 5

    The first one is absolutely beautiful.

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  6. 6

    Very cool. Storms are beautiful, as are the night pics.

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    @mikemike

    egh… no insult, but that’s only you

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  8. 8

    I wonder…..
    no words

    Thanks for this spectacular collection,

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  10. 10

    love the collection

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  11. 11

    beautiful!

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  12. 12

    You missed one! check it out here. The ones mentioned are also really good.

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  13. 13

    My favorite is Rambling Love, but they all are amazing!

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  14. 14

    Absolutely sensational, really beautiful work

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  15. 15

    ESPECTACULAR!!

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  16. 16

    Thank you for posting these stunning photos. :)

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  17. 17

    Nice!! Really inspiring.

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  18. 18

    amazing shots!!!!!! thanks!!
    glad to see some taken in Hong Kong! my home city <3
    thanks again!

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  19. 19

    Love all the photos. Great work!

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  20. 20

    egh… no insult, just keepin it real. I’m not to impressed by all the copied photography lists that appear as syndicated content everywhere.

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  21. 21

    Absolutely fantastic collection!

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    Thanks for all nice graphics.It was cool and nice collection.

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  24. 24

    Great pics until you click on them and they take you to flickr. Nothing more iritating than having to click on it again to get a larger view. Couldn’t you have hosted these on your own server or direct link to the larger version on flickr?

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  25. 25

    good pics

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  26. 26

    @Bobby:
    The Flickr license requires one to point directly (and only) to the Flickr photo page when hot-linking for compilations such as this.

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  27. 27

    nice collection, I suggest you take a look at the Landscape and Northern lights pictures of Romko, a guy from Alaska:
    http://romko-kr.livejournal.com/

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  28. 28

    Nice collection. Love the ALTA VISTA.

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    Klaas van Wachteren

    November 9, 2008 11:42 pm

    Very collection. There are some talents out there.
    Good start into the new week.

    Stay tuned . . .

    http://www.vinergy.org

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  30. 30

    Great collection of beautiful photographs!

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