Best Cities to Shoot Night Photos

September 02, 2016 3 min read

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Although sunlit photos are fun and vibrant, there’s something special about night photography. There’s a calm mysteriousness to them that draws you in as you’re mesmerised by the moonlit glow or the twinkling lights of acity skyline.
Here are 6 cities that are perfect fornight photography:

1. Central District, Hong Kong

Central is the business district of Hong Kong. Close to the Victoria Harbour, it has served as the centre of trade and financial activities from the earliest days of the British colonial era in 1841.
Hong Kong boasts many piers and ferry terminals, which can be grouped into two categories. The first group provides transportation to mainland China or Macau – HK-Macau Ferry Terminal, SkyPier and China Ferry Terminal. The second group offers routes between Hong Kong Island and outlying islands – Tuen Mun Pier, Central Pier, Wan Chai Ferry Pier and North Point Ferry Pier.
Hop on Central Pier’s Star Ferry to view magnificent views of thecity skyline and capture stunning night photos at the same time. Rated by National Geographic as one of 50 ‘places of a lifetime,’ many visitors take the ferry for an up-close look at one of the world’s most photographed harbours.
Ferries are the ideal spot for taking the best night photos as it allows you to capture the beauty of both the city and sea (reflecting the twinkling city lights) into one shot.  

2. Waterfront, Vancouver

Vancouver is is a coastal seaport city in Canada, which boasts some of the most spectacular scenery and architectural beauties a metropolis could offer. Thecity skyline of downtown Vancouver is perfect for takingnight photosas it features the iconic cruise ship terminal named Canada Place.
At night, Canada Place comes to life as its iconic five white sails (Sails of Light) are illuminated each evening from dusk to dawn, with seasonal vibrant colours, displays and animation. Local charities and non-profit events are also given the opportunity to build awareness for their cause by illuminating the Sails of Light in colours themed to the specific cause.
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3. Eiffel Tower, Paris

Paris is known for being a romantic city offering gorgeous architecture, beautiful surroundings, fine art and, of course, the language of love. For truly romanticnight photos, visit the Eiffel tower at night. Whether you’re with your loved ones or on a solo backpacking trip, you don’t want to miss seeing the alluring Eiffel Tower aglow at night – not to mention it’s the perfect location fornight photography.
Fun fact:The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron tower named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
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4. Dubai Cityscape Skyline

Dubai has emerged as a global city and the business hub of the Middle East. It’s also one of the best places fornight photography!
Situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the city is filled with grand architecture and is home to the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa (2,722 ft). Yournight photoswill certainly be elevated if you manage to get this 163-floor skyscraper into your shot.
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5. Bay Bridge, San Francisco

San Francisco is thethe cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.  It’s known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, unique mix of architecture, and landmarks. Of the many places you could possibly visit for memorablenight photos, the Bay Bridge (a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay) should be on the top of the list.
At night, the bridge is illuminated with The Bay Lights, made from 25,000 LED lights.
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6. Opera House, Sydney

The state capital of New South Wales, Sydneyis located on Australia’s east coast. The metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbour, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains, making it a sought after tourist destination and one of the best spots for night photography.
One of its iconic buildings is the Sydney Opera House – a multi-venue performing arts centre. Featuring a modern expressionist design, it often comes alive at night depending on the event that is hosted there. Don’t miss out on capturing its stunning light effects through yournight photos.
Lastly, for peace of mind when capturing the beauty of these places throughnight photography, keep your camera safe using specially designedcamera bags such as the Pacsafe sling bagsorshoulder and cross body bags.

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