Hi Neil. Taking pics at night usually requires a tripod because of the slow shuter speeds which can make a blurred image. You will also find that it will be necessary to use the self-timer so that at the moment of capture your hands will not be on the camera. Experiment with both night settings and manual exposure, checking the results to see which gives the best image. Always check what you have just taken before moving on, if the pics are too dark they are under-exposed, too light and they are over-exposed. Learn as you go, but do check the results. Carry spare camera batteries always for night shoots, and a small torch so that you can see the camera controls clearly. Have a great time, all the best.
Originally Posted by neil3011
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