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UER Forum > US: Mid-Atlantic > Photography Tips (Viewed 479 times)
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Photography Tips
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Hi guys and gals! Beautiful day here in Knoxville, hope everyone else's is pretty too.
Anyone have any nighttime photography tips? I'm trying to get some cool shots of the city at night




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< Reply # 1 on 9/16/2019 7:07 PM >
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good tripod and cable release, I like to use the mirror up function on my camera for max sharpness, good low iso if you want to blow them up.




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Shoot manual and use the lowest iso you can. Use a tripod and either a shutter release or just a delay in camera. Just run a long exposure and it should turn out fine.




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definitely a remote or cable for the shutter.




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Shoot manual and use the lowest iso you can. Use a tripod and either a shutter release or just a delay in camera. Just run a long exposure and it should turn out fine.


Lowest Iso is not desirable unless it's absolutely needed...
A fast lense, f/2.8 or faster helps a lot.
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Use a red laser point to acquire AF lock ups.
635 nm works best.
Works even at a 100+ yards in dim light. Simple shine where you want to the AF lock point to be..,
works like a charm.



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I have a cheap point and shoot digital instead of anything fancy, so I usually just use a tripod and set it for long exposure. Maybe a bit of post processing to adjust brightness and contrast.




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or have a good lens and mark infinity like shooting the milky way or the northern lights




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As someone who absolutely loves and practices a lot of night time photography, these are great places to start. I never go for a night time shoot without a tripod. I also think it's a good idea to focus on lenses with low aperture. Ditch your zoom lens for a prime. Anything below a f2.8 will do well but f1.8 is really helpful.

Also think about the focal length. If you're working on a lot of portraiture and just using the location as a backdrop then a 50mm will do wonders. But If you're looking for the architecture and the scenes you'll want something wider like a 28mm.

Don't be afraid to experiment with flash. A good detachable strobe can really be a useful tool when used right.

Also to go on a slight tangent; if you're using film, consider black and white over color for night time. The latency in the film is much greater, and you can capture a well exposed image much easier. As a general rule of thumb I never use transparency film for night photography. Mostly because I feel like nights are best captured at ASA 400-1600. Digital is a different story though. Drop that ISO and crack that shutter speed down.

As a final note, use any ambient light you can. Street lights pouring in through broken windows. Car lights passing by. Stay on your toes, and happy shooting.




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