When given the brief, I was worried as night time photography was way out of my comfort zone. So naturally I tried to put off the thought. Eventually I began my research into some different night time photographers as I was going into the unknown with this brief.
Louis Cole popped into my head when 'Night Time Photography' was mentioned. Louis is a Full-time Vlogger/Blogger who travels the world and documents it on his youtube channel. I had heard of louis through the youtube community grapevine about a year ago, but never really had a look on his channel or social medias before. His Instagram is where he posts most of his photographs, this is where i seen his night time photos
I picked out a few of the night city photographs as they really stood out as they were so unique.
When planning my shoot i wanted to try and stay in my local town, Linlithgow. At this time of year, the main high street is degged in christmas lights so i thought by using some long exposures with some of the lights in my photos.
As I know the town I went out and just took lots of photos around the town, I took a tripod as doing long exposures this stop/prevents camera shake. I first set it up in the centre of the town, known as the cross. This is where the main christmas tree stands next to the fountain.