Arnaud Moro Keeps the Glow Going in His Gorgeous Night Portraits

All photos by Arnaud Moro. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Last time we tagged along the nighttime shoots of Marseille-based, self-taught photographer Arnaud Moro, we saw him work with a lot of dreamy and fitting locations for stunning night portraits. Each snap showed us exactly why chasing city lights after dark can often lead to some great results and unique portraits. If you liked his work and were inspired by the GLOW series, you’ll be delighted to see more of these radiant snaps in the second installment!

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Shooting Creative Night Fashion Photography with Rear Curtain Sync Flash

In case you’re looking for fun ways to play with rear curtain sync flash mode for your next fashion photography project, this video could give you some ideas.

Thinking of upping your flash game with some creative night photography? Night fashion portraits is certainly one of the fun projects you can do with flash. If you need some ideas, you might want to check out this quick video showing how to achieve cool creative effects using rear curtain sync flash!

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Arnaud Moro Brings Out the Glow in These Gorgeous Night Portraits

All photos by Arnaud Moro. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Nighttime has been fast becoming a favorite time of the day for many photographers to shoot portraits and fashion editorials for a number of good reasons. First, there’s the enduring trend of neon portraits (thanks to the style popularized by Brandon Woelfel), bold design directions, futuristic concepts, and some pop culture references. Then, there’s also the fact that colors are unmistakably brighter and more eye-catching when set against the dark canvas of the night. All these are especially the case in the collection of beautiful portraits by Arnaud Moro.

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Learn How to Shoot Stunning Milky Way Photos in Five Minutes

Eager to learn how to shoot breathtaking Milky Way photos? All you need is roughly five minutes of full attention and this basic video tutorial.

If you’re looking for a quick and simple astrophotography tutorial for shooting the Milky Way, then we have just the right stuff for you. In his very basic video tutorial, Mike Perea gives a rundown of all the stuff you need to know to get that beautiful band of stars in your night photos. Whether you don’t have a lot of time to watch lengthy astrophotography tutorials or are looking for a simple one that works, this is definitely one to keep in your bookmarks for future reference.

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Al Mefer Uses Long Exposures to Reveal the “Phantoms of the Brain”

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Memory, thoughts, and emotions are all popular subjects for all kinds of photography pursuits, and we’ve put the spotlight on a good number of them here. It’s always interesting to see how photographers play with some of the most visceral concepts of our humanity. A perfect example is Phantoms of the Brain, a series by Spanish photographer and visual artist Al Mefer, which uses long exposures to illustrate the “imagery of a tortured soul.”

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Henri Prestes Takes Us Along Moody Cinematic Night Drives

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Is the dreamy look of foggy nights and misty landscapes your frequent photography inspiration? We can’t blame you, as we’ve also found it to be a highly effective look for crafting emotive imagery, regardless of the genre or subject matter. Case in point is a gorgeous series by London-based photographer and cinematographer Henri Prestes, which takes us along a moody ride across various foggy locations.

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Learn Deep Sky Photography in This Comprehensive Course

If astrophotography is your thing, you might want to support this project and learn from its extensive tutorial videos on deep sky photography.

Want to learn astrophotography but don’t know where to begin? There are lots of tutorials out there, but if you want to learn from experts who have been doing it for decades, here’s a Kickstarter project you might want to support. No complicated equipment and special software involved — all you need are this in-depth course, your DSLR or mirrorless camera, and Adobe Photoshop and you’re all set!

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Mark Broyer Highlights Color in Latest “After Hours” Installments

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We’ve been following the night strolls of Hamburg-based photographer and art director Mark Broyer through his After Hours series, curious about the persona his town takes on come nighttime. We find ourselves wanting to do some street photography at night with each installment, and the two latest ones are no exception. If you too are looking for inspiration for your next street photography project, you’ve come to the right place.

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François Ollivier’s Collection of Night Self-Portraits is a Mood Study

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We’re familiar with color studies and pattern experiments, but how often do we see mood studies? We think a collection of self-portraits shot at night by François Ollivier is precisely that: an assemblage of moods that he used either as a guide for his series, or as a way for him to immerse into the scenes he creates. If you’re thinking of doing a self-portrait project, this set could very well inspire you.

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Get Lost in the Atmospheric Nightscapes of Simon Åslund

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Nighttime is one of the most inspiring times to shoot, as we’ve seen in a lot of impressive works we’ve previously featured. Today, we bring yet another series to inspire everyone to seek their own nighttime visions and bring them to life. In his Night Series, Simon Åslund takes us to some of the most captivating night strolls caught on camera, full of mood, colors, and atmosphere.

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Street Photography Inspiration: Mexico City at Night with the Fujifilm X-T3 and 56mm f1.2

Been thinking of doing some street photography at night? We have plenty of stuff to inspire you, the latest of which is a quick video of a night prowl around Mexico City.

Every city takes on a different character at night, as you’ve probably seen in a number of impressive street photography projects we’ve already shared here. Today, we’re adding yet another to our inspiration bank: a quick photo walk around Mexico City at night with some stunning photos to boot!

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Florian Mueller’s Street Photography Turns the Lens to Shanghai’s Streets

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Night scenes are among the favorites of many street photographers. The sheer number of outstanding works we’ve featured on the topic are a testament to this. We’re adding one more to our roster of favorites in the form of Florian Mueller’s latest set, which takes us to the streets of Shanghai and its colorful Nightshift scenes.

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It’s Sad That Astrophotographers May Never See This Telescope

This project would have been an interesting telescope system for astrophotographers and astronomy fans alike.

If you’ve been wanting to take your astrophotography to the next level, looks like this telescope system would have been the contraption to take it to the stars and beyond. While Kickstarter funding for the project was unsuccessful, we can’t help but be curious enough about the iEXOS PMC-Eight 100™ 90 (IEQ-90) to tell aspiring astrophotographers about it.

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19 Tones’ “Neon H-ART” Showcases Hong Kong’s Cinematic Nighttime Glow

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A trip to Hong Kong isn’t complete without spending at least one night out in the streets to photograph its iconic, vibrant neon lights. Though the number of actual neon signboards steadily decreases as days go by, the city doesn’t get any dimmer. To this day, they continue to inspire awe among those that see them.

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Elsa Bleda’s “Chinatown” Glows an Eerie Neon at Midnight

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Cities bathed in neon glow is certainly one of our favorite approaches to street photography and the neon trend itself, and we’re sure we share this with a lot of our readers. Today, we’re adding one more beautiful set to the batch: Johannesburg-based Elsa Bleda’s surreal snaps of her city’s Chinatown gleaming in eerie neon at midnight. If you’re looking for some inspiration for cityscapes or capturing your town’s very own Chinatown, this set would be an instant starting point.

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The Secret Weapon for Night Photography Is This Filter

Photography at night can bring mystery, viewer curiosity, and (when done right) rich color to your work.

It’s common knowledge that at night you should have a tripod and cable release at a minimum, but there’s one tool that’s considered a secret weapon among successful night photographers and that’s an intensifier filter. An intensifier filter (AKA red intensifier, light pollution killer and the technical name “didymium”) is a tool every photographer needs to have in their kit. Basically, the intensifier works by targeting the light emitted by common street lamps and dramatically reduces the muddy yellow glow as the light passes through the filter. What you end up with is a clean RAW file with rich color, and increased contrast and sharpness.

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How Photographer Steven Magner Uses a Lens Filter to Get a Special Effect in the Night Sky

Steven Magner gets his nightscape photos with a little help from the Hoya intensifier filter

Photographer Steven Magner’s interest in photography started at a young age when his grandmother bought him a Fujifilm MX-1200 for Christmas in 1999. He’s always been a landscape and wildlife photographer in Connecticut until he moved to Los Angeles to work as a graphic designer. It was there that he got into architectural photography and the effects of the photo bug’s bite grew infectious. Today, his wife refers to his camera as “his mistress.” Upon looking at his work, we were in awe of some of the stuff he made at night. His secret – a little filter from Hoya.

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Here’s Why Astrophotography in Creepy Abandoned Spots Can Be Worth It

That abandoned gas station or crumbling old house way out of town could be one of the best spots for astrophotography if you want to get some cool star trail or Milky Way snaps.

So, you’ve finally decided to do some astrophotography and nail one of those gorgeous star trail and Milky Way photos. If you did your homework, you already know one crucial element in this kind of photography: location, location, location. You’ll need a spot far enough from the city so there’s no light pollution that could cloud your long exposure. Somewhere with an interesting foreground would also be great. For photographer Brendan van Son, it was a creepy ghost town. The results, however, were worth the scare!

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Mark Broyer Takes Us on a Misty Night Stroll Around Hamburg’s Harbor

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In our previous explorations of Mark Broyer’s beautiful night photography, we’ve seen what he has captured in the dreamy hours between dusk and dawn. In his After Hours series, the Hamburg-based photographer captured his city’s vibrant alter-ego as the rest of the city has gone quiet in sleep. Meanwhile, in his What the Fog series, the city seems to take on a more moody character during foggy nights. The most recent of this series takes us around the harbor, where the scenes were a little bit different but still eye-catching.

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Xavier Portela Paints Famous Cities with Hypnotic Neon “Glow”

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Think your night photography could use some splashes of color? For today’s photography inspiration, we bring you the vibrant cityscapes of Brussels-based Xavier Portela, who sees and bathes cities around the world in neon hues. If vibrant colors and unique takes on photographing cities at night often catch your attention, you will surely enjoy his ongoing project.

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