One can start shooting night photography after sunset, usually around 6pm in Antigua Guatemala, at the start of the blue hour, for dramatic contrast between the yellow lights and buildings and the blue sky as shown below. After the blue hour, the sky turns black, which means no natural ambient light is available, as shown above.
Here’s some of the recommended equipment for night photography: tripod, remote shutter release cable or wireless trigger, wide-angle lens, prime or zoom, lamp or torch to do light-painting, and a flash speed light for portraiture, and a laser beam torch for creative photos. If you need help with this equipment or to learn the art of night photography, you can also book a photo walk me at www.AntiguaPhotoWalks.com.
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