Unit submissions and planned submissions by NYIP Student Bruce Warner for assignments by Unit

Bruce Warner


Building Exterior at Twilight

Photograph the exterior of a lit-up house, building, or city skyline at night using the techniques you learned in Lesson Five—Exposure.


I love night photography. There's something about getting out at sunset and beyond to capture what others can only hope to capture. I spent several evenings in downtown Washington, DC (only 30 miles from my home) and had the time of my life photographing both at the magic time as well as beyond, where the well lit streets along with the interior lighting provide excellent lighting far beyond. The face of the Capital Building is well it. Along with the white face, it really does show up the detail. I took several dozen shots well after 9:00 PM and they all came out with a beautiful balance between the interior and exterior of the building. I will admit, the trees got less visible all the time. One final note. I could have used an even wider angle lens on this one, but other than the reflection, it wouldn't add anything and would distort the rule of thirds.



1/10 sec.


ISO 100


Only affiliation with the New York Institute of Photography is that I am a student in the Complete Course in Professional Photography. I highly recommend the institute for your photographic training if you are interesting in taking professional quality photographs, can't get to a regular classroom, and/or want to enroll in the only distance learning school in the top 5 rated photography schools in the USA.