Some more Martin Stavars.

Some more Martin Stavars.

Some great city night shots from Martin Stavars.
When you take this kind of shot, you’ve got some creative choices open to you; kind of what Stavars has done here, you can expose the scene to achieve a similar level of light to what you’d expect from a daytime shot (most likely this is what your meter’s telling you to do), or you can expose 2-3 stops below this, which would give you a shot more representative of what you see with the naked eye.
There’s merit to both, but the former does give the pictures something a little different to them.

Some great city night shots from Martin Stavars.

When you take this kind of shot, you’ve got some creative choices open to you; kind of what Stavars has done here, you can expose the scene to achieve a similar level of light to what you’d expect from a daytime shot (most likely this is what your meter’s telling you to do), or you can expose 2-3 stops below this, which would give you a shot more representative of what you see with the naked eye.

There’s merit to both, but the former does give the pictures something a little different to them.