How to shoot Twilight – Useful Accessories
Avoids jerking the camera when you press the shutter, so helps produce sharper pictures.
Essential to get sharp shots from long exposures.
Helps reduce the risk of flare from street lighting and spotlights shining into your lens from oblique angles outside the frame.
Neutral Density Grads
With night landscapes the sky can be much brighter than the ground. ND filters can be used to darken the sky so you can balance its brightness level to match the foreground. They come in various strengths and can also be combined for stronger effects.
Helps you see what you’re doing, and adjust the camera settings more easily. Also helps with focusing in the dark.
While on-camera flash is a no-no, a targeted burst of flash from a handheld flashgun during a long exposure can be used to lift unlit shadow areas of, say, a foreground or building.
In case you get caught short. Long exposures consume more batter power.