The Director of photography was Adam Greenberg who had previously done "The Terminator
". He was given instructions to create his night scenes with warmth and appeal, part of the tremendous impact of Near Dark. Said Bigelow: "Adam has an extraordinary eye and an amazing gift for night photography. He uses a real classic lighting style. I wanted the blacks to be sort of velvet black and not a blue black, not washed out, but a solid, incredibly seductive night. Once we hit on the look we stuck to it."