| Prepare to merge day into night
Keeping your camera rock solid is essential for combining images later on
01 Stay still!
A solid tripod is crucial, as a gust of wind or knock will make it very difficult to line up the features in multiple images when you come to merge them in Photoshop.
02 Keep clear
When picking your subject, make sure you have a clear view with as few obstructions as possible. A solid structure, such as a bridge, makes a great reference point.
03 Lock the focus
The camera adjusting focus between shots will make your image harder to edit. Take your first shot using AF, then switch to manual to lock the setting in place.
04 Be level-headed
Before you start, ensure your tripod head is level. This is easy to do if you’ve got a virtual horizon feature on your Nikon, or a spirit level if you haven’t.