How To Photograph Bruges At Night

How To Photograph The Canals Of Bruges At Night

I made the above photo during a long night exploring the old town of Bruges. Famous for it’s canals, Bruges is known as the Venice of the North. In it’s day Bruges was a major European trading hub.

By the Canal, Bruges, Belgium

Picture Perfect Bruges At Night

Night photography, particularly in city environs, allows us to explore the colors emitted from a range of artificial light sources, including the following:

  • Street lights
  • Neon signs
  • Building interiors illuminated by fluorescent or incandescent lighting
Historic walkway illuminated by artificial light at night in Bruges, Belgium.

Bruges Night Photography Adventure

Night photography offers the enthusiastic photographer a whole new range of opportunities to explore within the boundaries of the photographic frame.

  • Stillness
  • Silence
  • Calm
  • Fear
  • Abandonment
  • Isolation
  • Transience
A peaceful night scene depicting the    Church Of Our Lady Bruges   .

Night Photos That Explore The Beauty Of Light

Light is an essential element in photography. In fact the word photography translates from ancient Greek as follows:

  • photo = light
  • graphy = writing, drawing or painting
Artificial lights illuminate an historic building on the canal in Bruges, Belgium.

Bruges By Night: Calm And Quiet

After numerous stops along the way I made my last few photos of that evening directly across the road from my hotel.



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