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Night mode photography on recent phones, including the iPhone 13 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and a wide variety of others, allows you to take stunning, bright photos, even in the middle of the night. And the best part is, you don’t need to bother with long exposures, tripods, or flashes, like you’d have to do with a DSLR. In fact, you don’t need any extra equipment at all.

You can see just how well the iPhone 13 Pro stacks up against the 12 Pro Max in our recent shootout.

But getting an image you’re truly proud of isn’t just a case of waiting for darkness and whipping out your phone. You’ll still need to put in some work to take shots that’ll rack up those Instagram likes. 

Here are my top tips on how to get great images at night on your phone. 

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It’s checkmate on the first of three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards shows, and Saturday was a huge evening for “The Queen’s Gambit.” The excellent Netflix limited series led by Anya Taylor-Joy has already won seven 2021 Emmys, technically (and in mostly technical categories).

(By the way, if you think three is a lot of shows to celebrate the television industry’s mostly below-the-line workers, 2020 had FIVE Creative Arts Emmys shows.)

Sunday’s first show began at 1 p.m. PT. The second Sunday show, the final one of the two-day 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, begins at 5 p.m. PT. That’s the presentation that has most of the mainstream categories that don’t fit in next week’s Primetime Emmys.

None of the three Creative Arts Emmys shows are being televised live. Next Saturday, a highlights show of sorts will air on FXX starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The *real* Emmys, hosted by Cedric

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