Don’t let your photography stop when the sun goes down! Learn how to take exquisite night photos, work with long exposure, master light painting and more.
Everyone is always asking me what piece of fancy gear will make their photos better. The truth is, while new equipment is nice, it’s unlikely to improve your work on its own. In fact, extraordinary photos are made all the time on basic equipment (you've seen those iPhone ads!). Instead, I clue newbies in on the real secret for awesome shots: Make more photographs, don't snap more frames. Commit that motto to memory, grab your camera, and let's get started.
Here comes the sun … and there goes your great photograph. Taking pictures under bright, clear skies is definitely a challenge. That’s why the “golden hours” — early morning or dusk time when the sun is low and the light is warm — are serious photography goals. But not every picture-worthy event or moment is planned around your lighting needs. Consider these tips your SPF; they’ll save your photos from those rays.