The Romance of
Low Light

Get in the mood for love with our favourite silhouette photography—and other
romantic shots—captured #withGalaxy.

Silhouette photography of a couple standing in front of a neon coffee shop light, the scene is dark but you can make out their outline

It’s hard to name a greater duo than low light and romance—they go together so perfectly. If you want images full of rich tones, emotion, character and connection, then you’ll want to start shooting in low light. So, get in the mood for love with these photos captured #withGalaxy and get inspired to create your own.

A couple standing on a reflected surface with a  colorful sunset in the background, they are in playful poses facing each other

Play with symmetry and fun poses to express closeness and add a sense of connection. Shooting at sunset and capturing contrasting textures also makes for a more exciting photograph that helps up the romantic vibes.

A couple sitting on a wooden surface with the Manhattan Bridge in the background, the scene is shot from a low angle
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Use your background to your advantage when shooting low light photos. A well-lit bridge can provide subtle ambient light that’ll help you tell a touching love story without blowing out your subjects. You can also shoot in Night mode to capture a dark nighttime scene with minimal noise and blur (without using a flash).

A couple sitting on a concrete wall looking out on the ocean, there is  a striking sunset that creates a colourful gradient in the sky.
Increase your saturation in post-processing for more intensity of colour.

Take advantage of negative space (a blue sky in this case) to really highlight your subject and draw attention to a precious moment. Also, warm tones make for a comforting vibe, so play around with your hues when editing images.

A smiling couple with linked arms walking down a cobbled street, there are heart-shaped lights being  projected onto the buildings in the background

Cobbled streets make for a great reflective surface which helps bounce light back onto your subject. Also, the hearts on the buildings add a fun element that backs up the love story in the scene—so keep an eye out for small details when location scouting.

A silhouette of a couple standing in front of a large aquarium. The tank is well lit and you can see a variety of marine life including sting rays, fish and more.

Intimate moments are best captured without the crowds, so find a romantic location that allows for some alone time. To create that epic, larger-than-life feeling, shoot from a low angle and experiment with large-scale framing.

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Check out our Instagram for inspiration, then share your romantic low light photos #withGalaxy.

Capture the romance

Embrace the darkness and share the love with low light photography that’ll leave everyone starry-eyed.

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