Ditch the Flash at Night

If you are using your digital camera on Automatic, then when the light is dim in your scene, the camera pops up the built-in flash to provide additional light. But this can ruin the effect you are trying to capture.

Using Automatic at night caused the flash to fire

Instead, temporarily turn off the flash and put the camera on a tripod or other stationary surface. Then when you take the photo, the camera will use a longer exposure time to record the effect of the light as you see it.

Turning off the flash and resting the camera on a tripod makes a big difference

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