Our next excursion was to a hill in Airlie beach to take car lights going round a roundabout. It wasn’t completely dark but we set up our tripods, remote shutter releases and set the camera to Shutter priority. MY professional photographer would say ‘Now’ as a car appeared and there were not that many. I wouldn’t specialise in Night photography that far north. Melbourne (where I live) can produce some fantastic night photography scenes.
The photo below is 8 secs, 100 ISO and F6.7
I’ll just show you a photo I love taken later in Melbourne at dusk.
EXIF data is 100 ISO, Manual mode, 1/8 secs, f16
In this case I wanted the cyclist to be blurred.
There’s no particular rule for night photography except you will need a tripod. Your settings will be determined by how you want to take the photo. Usually your exposure will let you know. Fireworks is different. You have to guess how bright they will be and to do that, you can take the first one and check on your screen to see if it needs more or less exposure time. I used manual for this photo but it would be easier to use Aperture or Shutter speed priority.