Night Photography

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This topic stood out to me for personal reasons. I am a night rider and a day sleeper. After reading more into the topic I realized there weren’t a lot of differences between capturing a photo at night and at day. Though at night time the long exposures can be grasped. I began to look at pictures of day and the same photo taken at night. A difference of the mood and story the picture gives off is recognizable. This is all achieved just by lighting.

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Some tips on capturing a photo at night:

  1. Tripod. While not always necessary (see further on for how to cheat on this), a tripod will give you the greatest flexibility to get the angles you need while keeping your camera steady for those long exposures.
  2. Wide-angle lenses. This is a personal preference, but I love the way they work in night photography. I use Canon’s 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 ($700), but if you can afford it I’d get the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II ($1300). If both of these are out of your price range – don’t worry! Try it out with whatever you’ve got as the only thing that will limit you is your imagination.
  3. A lens hood. To minimize lens flares from light entering at angles outside of your frame.
  4. A flashlight. Sometimes you’ll want to draw attention to or simply lighten up an important part of the foreground which is too dark.
  5. Our imagination. Tools lie all around us in everyday objects to help us make our work better in this; I’ve used bicycle lamps, lampposts and newspaper boxes to get it done. http://digital-photography-school.com/night-photography/

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By: Abigail Ward

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