Objects that light up can be fascinating elements in a photograph whether or not they are the actual focus of the picture. It is one reason nighttime Photography in Philadelphia is so popular among amateurs and professionals, alike. Getting crisp images when lighted objects are involved can be a bit difficult unless you implement a few simple techniques used regularly by professionals. One common approach is to avoid the use of flash. That way, you are not adding extra light to the scene and nullifying some of the brightness and contrasts created by the light source. That brightness and contrast is beautifully captured in the photo I have displayed above. The pattern on the light fixtures is clearly visible as is the pattern they generate on the walls and ceiling. Bright lights in a photograph can also be used as leading lines for the eyes of the viewer to follow. Add flash and you will likely diminish that effect by dimming the brightness of the lights in the photo. While crisp lighting has its own unique charm, so too do blurred lights. So, feel free to play around with the different effects you are able to achieve either during the actual photoshoot or during editing. Nighttime Photography in Philadelphia is a great time to catch the city’s amazing skyline. There are several locations you can visit which will give you the ideal vantage points from which to shoot. These include the One Liberty Observation Deck which is open until 10 pm. A brilliant effect that never fails to enthrall visitors to the City Hall Tower Observation Deck is catching the view as the day progresses from dusk to full dark. The City Hall Tower Observation Deck offers regular guided tours for a small fee. Although the tours end around 4 pm, you can get some good shots of dusk approaching depending on the time of year.