If you want to capture artificial light at night, shoot at dusk when the ambient light is slightly lower (Approximately 1=f/stop) than the artificial light. This will hold detail in the buildings / landscape etc and keep detail in the artificial lights. I would recommend a tripod and remote release allowing longer exposures at lower ISO’s without camera shake, and you can produce light-trails with long exposures when the lights or camera is moving. Experiment, have fun, and click here for more free photography tips and advice.
Photography tip, shooting at night by Hugh Nicholas
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