Best lenses for night photography

I just read a great article by David Kingham about the best lenses to use for night photography.
Photographing at night doesn’t requires high-end lenses and usually the most basic lenses will perform quite well, especially with a DSLR.

The author points out one of the most important features of a lens for night photography is the amount of light your lens will let in, providing you with the best options of a lower ISO to reduce noise. He mentions this is one advantage of primes over zooms. Primes having a fixed focal length usually offer a wider aperture, though he does offer some nice zoom options for those of us who use both. Continue reading



Most of my post will be on sharing information or techniques I come across through books, workshops or trial and error.
I enjoy studying all forms of photography but must admit my primary passion is photographing at night and light painting.
I’ll try to keep post organized by categories so feel free to search in your interest.

There is something special about working in the still of the night, the world is so different than what we are accustomed to experiencing during daylight hours.

Highlights/shadows, depth of field, color; everything we see is so different with minimal light. Not to mention the smells, sounds and feel of the atmosphere at night I find to be very relaxing and peaceful.
Add light painting and now there is the pleasure to compose a picture from within, bringing a different artistic feeling to what we create.

Feel free to leave any tips or information you might want to share so others may enjoy the art of photographing as well.