Bring a tripod
Even the shortest exposures possible at night will be several seconds, so a sturdy, strong tripod is an essential accessory for any night photography. You should also make sure that the tripod is on solid ground to avoid any movement during the exposure. Check that all of the adjustments to the legs and head are firmly locked down.
Add a remote
With the camera on a tripod you don’t want to move the camera or cause camera shake by pressing the shutter release, so you’ll need a remote release to ensure sharp images. This can be either a plug-in cord or a wireless version, depending on which is compatible with your camera.
Shine a light
It goes without saying that you should take a torch along with you to help you find your way, spot any obstacles and set up your tripod and camera. But if you use a normal torch the bright light can affect your night vision for some time after you switch off the light. Using a red filter over the light will help you to retain better night vision, which is particularly important when changing settings on the camera.