Capturing stunning images in the pitch black isn’t as easy as one might think. Even if you’ve learned to master the basics of night photography, there are several factors involved that we aren’t exposed to in standard daytime photography.
However, you don’t need to make big adjustments in your workflow to start capturing beautiful images during the night as well. The process of photography is still the same.
Don’t Forget the Foreground
Forgetting to include a foreground is a common mistake that many make when learning night photography. In fact, it’s not only beginners who do it.
Having a strong composition is equally as important at night as it is in daylight. However, since the detailed Milky Way or powerful Northern Lights are eye-catching, you’re still able to get an impressive image without a strong composition. The difference is that even though the image appears impressive, it’s easy to see that there’s nothing special about it and it won’t be anything unique.
Images that combine the beautiful night sky with a strong composition are fewer and further between but those are also the images that you will remember. After all, a strong composition is one of the most important aspects of any image, regardless of genre.