If daytime is the ultimate photo studio for portraits and landscapes, then nighttime becomes the perfect setting for the creative use of light. With a darkened backdrop, you can record eerie glowing objects and streaking lights. You can turn candles into stars, and stars into iridescent bands of light.

The hacks in this chapter are designed to bring out both the artist and the scientist in you. Who knows what magical images you can create with a tripod and a little patience? You're about to find out.