How to Take a picture at Night

FROM TRIPOD
-Use a tri­pod
-Turn off image sta­bi­liza­tion (IS)
-Use a self timer or a shut­ter release cable or wire­less remote
-turn on the mir­ror lock­up mode

FROM HAND
-Increase ISO
-Hold the cam­era steady
-turn on the mir­ror lock­up mode
-image sta­bi­liza­tion fea­ture ON

SPECIAL
peri­od of around 20 min­utes after sun­set but before it gets com­plete­ly dark, when the sky has a rich blue col­or, and is not a com­plete, flat black.

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