Blue hour is the time of day after sunset (and just before sunrise) when the sky still has some color it and it’s not pure black. This is the number one tip for shooting night photography – don’t shoot at night! If you want a dark, deep blue sky – shoot at blue hour.
This is a bonus – you don’t have to stay up all night getting shots for this week’s challenge. Just catch the blue hour and you’re good to go.
If you need some help:
- Video Tutorials and Tips for Shooting Blue Hour
- 5 Quick Tips for Better Blue Hour Photography
- New Photographer’s Guide to Blue Hour
- Recommended Gear for Doing Long Exposure Photography at Twilight and Dusk
- Do you pack up and leave after sunset and miss the fun of night photography?
- How to do Long Exposure Photography and Light Trails at Night
Weekly Photography Challenge – Blue Hour
Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer, upload them to your favorite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.
Share in the dPS Facebook Group
You can also share your images on the dPS Facebook group as the challenge is posted there each week as well.