Have you ever wanted to create beautiful night photos but it was completely dark when you found the right spot and subject? Well the bluehoursite.com web site will help you by calculating the best time frame for taking stunning blue hour pictures. If you don't know what is "blue hour" then you're in the right place. It refers to the time after the sun goes below the horizon and the sky goes into deep blue for a while. This is the best timing to take photos. You can learn more about this in the articles section by reading the tutorials.

Random Flickr photos from the group Blue Hour Group

From the archives of last years project 365...
thème libre : lyon by nightClarence PierDamrakTIME OUT LONDON and LONDONIST. If you use my photo can you please put the credit link to my  Facebook Page rather then my Flickr Account. Thank you. 

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Winter sunset over Jenne FarmTIME OUT LONDON and LONDONIST. If you use my photo can you please put the credit link to my  Facebook Page rather then my Flickr Account. Thank you. 

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One second exposure holding the camera by hand (and holding my breath!) with some tone mapping and noise filtering to deal with the huge dynamic range difference between the instruments and the beautiful gloom outside. Shot in RAW, of course.

Part of my photo essay “Night.”

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Articles

After I posted this solution to my blog I get several responses so this method works on Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi, Canon EOS 500D, Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II too.

If we had enough luck and good weather conditions the photo already nice but I'm sure it is also contains a lot of possibilities.

Taking good blue hour or night photos is easier than you think. Read below if you want to find out the basics of this beautiful part of photography.