The Monday Muse Week 3

14 September 2015

Region: London

The Monday Muse Week 3

The latest weekly amusement from RPS London.

There aren’t many advantages of the longer nights, but one of them is that there are more hours for night-shooting.  This time of year is also good for ‘blue hour’ shots as the post sunset light can be remarkable (of course, being the UK, they can just as often be totally unremarkable and grey).  So this week, we’re looking for evening and night shots.

There are a number of websites that provide tips for night shooting, such as: this one for beginners from Digital Camera World; these stunning cityscapes from Jimmy McIntyre; technical tips from Nikon’s Reed Hoffman or Jim Richardson’s night skies.

For blue-hour shooting, have a look at this tutorial or this post from DPS or Ed Graham’s useful guide.

A very useful website is – just type in your location and it will tell you exactly when blue hour is.  And for those who want the scientific definitions of golden hour, blue hour, civil twilight etc., look no further than the nifty explanations on this website.

Don't forget that RPS London has two night events in the pipeline - the Dusk til Dawn shoot on the 9th October and a Halloween shoot on the 31st October.

Monday Muse Info

As the inspirational ideas we posted as part of the Bleeding London project proved to be so popular, we’re going to continue the theme with The Monday Muse.  Every Monday, we’ll be posting an inspirational idea for the week, with links to tips and suggestions on how to achieve the best images.  We’ll be featuring our favourites here on the blog and in our monthly eZine Capital Interest.  And just to add a bit of competition, we’ll be running a points league.  There is one point for posting an image and there will be occasional bonus points.  At the end of the year, whoever has the most points will receive a gift voucher to spend in the RPS shop. 

What to do next


Take your night or evening image.

EITHER upload it to an album in the RPS galleries and send the link to  

OR post the image (or a link to it) to the RPS London group on Facebook

OR tweet it (@ The_RPSLonfon; hashtag #rpsmuse)

OR upload to Instagram (hashtag #rpsmuse)


Small Print

Images must be taken after the topic has been announced.  By submitting to The Monday Muse, you agree that we can use your images on the RPS website and in RPS publications.  Copyright remains with the photographer.  Full accreditation will be given.