Here is a photo that I shot handheld at night. It’s funny, I have a very cool Manfrotto tripod and recently I did even purchase a cool tripod bag, but yet I am still too lazy to carry the stuff out there to take some cool night photographs. The photo in this post was shot without tripod, because as said, I am way too lazy to take the tripod with me. I shot the photo with manual settings as I wanted to try out if it’s possible at all. I did set the camera to ISO 1600 with aperture f4 and 1/30 seconds shutter speed.
The photo was still way too dark, but with Lightroom I bumped exposure, the black and shadows. I recently started to take RAW photos instead of JPG photos, and you can really make bigger adjustments in Lightroom then. Anyway, I’d still say that the photo quality is bad, but I like the scene with the Trave River and harbor area of Lübeck at night. I don’t do a lot of night photography, but I definitely should convince myself to do this more often as I own a really good tripod.