Some of the most fun I’ve had taking photos was with a tripod, at night.
Here’s one I took two years ago in Paris that has since sold as stock:
If you’ve never tried it, you really should — it doesn’t take a lot of practice to get results that are almost magical.
Plus, things that look kind of dull during the day are sometimes spectacular by night.
After reading through stock photographer Danny Warren’s Breakfast Stock Club Premium Roadmap for this month’s Challenge — Night Photography for Stock — I’m super-excited to give this another try.
But before lugging my tripod out into a random field somewhere, I decided to research what kinds of night shots sell best as stock, so I’d have a few ideas.
Here’s what I found, in case you’d like to take advantage of the summer weather to make some night shots for stock, too.
Examples of night photos that sell well as stock:
Dramatic city skylines
Camping photos where the tent is lit up inside
Inconic places and things, seen by night
Take an evening stroll or drive through your town to see which landmarks are lit up nicely. Then visit them by day to plan out your shot.
Happy night shooting!
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