"Night Photography" Top 5 Page for this destination Brühlsche Terrasse - Bruehl's Terrace Tip by Kathrin_E

  Brühlsche Terrasse at dusk, and the useful railing
by Kathrin_E

Most of the historical buildings in the old town are illuminated at night: excellent opportunities for night shots.

Best spot: Brühlsche Terrasse! Crowds of photographers will be around at dusk.
Theaterplatz also provides good options.
Neumarkt and Frauenkirche are less easy but also doable.
The Zwinger has rather little illumination and is difficult to catch in full darkness. Try shortly after sunset when the sky is still blue.

Equipment: Any camera that allows turning the flash off. A tripod is useful but not indispensable. In case you don't have one with you, use the railings and the lantern posts to hold your camera steady. There are more than enough that provide good angles for photos.
The old-style lanterns have fluted poles which come handy to lean small cameras against.
Better avoid the flash, it is of no use. You'll ruin not only your own photos but also everyone else's.

My Dresden By Night travelogue pages show you some of my shots. All these photos were taken with a tiny Nikon Ixus 700 without a tripod, using lanterns, railings, walls and benches as tripod substitute.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 30, 2008
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