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Night Scene Photography Techniques

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Night Scene Photography Techniques Workshop

Do you want to capture amazing Night Scene photos?

Photos taken at night have their own captivating aesthetic, and a sense which is quite rewarding: they recover scenes that would otherwise be left for the dark.

Night scene photography

Night scene photography

 

Night time photography has a bit of that romantic, mysterious quality; it allows you to capture a single perfect moment rarely exposed before and bring it out for the world to see.

You can capture very impressing image at night

You can capture very impressing image at night

 

It’s not a simple mission, but we know you love a good challenge! If you haven’t shot at night before and always wanted to try it, we’ve scheduled a Night Scene Photography Techniques Workshop for March 8. Come and join Ted for a fun, hands-on experience in Night Scene Photography Techniques.

Night Scene Photography Tips

Here are a set of beautiful photos to put you in the mood, along with a few tips to enhance your own night time photography session.

At night colours highlights and shadows change dramatically

At night colours highlights and shadows change dramatically

1- When photographing signs at night, one of the most important factors is light metering. The combination of a bright sign and a dark background can confuse the camera, leaving you with an under or over exposed image. You need an accurate metering mode that you can control, so choose spot metering and choose a mid toned area for a balanced shot. Place your camera on a sturdy tripod to avoid camera shake. Night Scene Photography workshop will cover all different metering methods for you.

Using correct metering mode is the key in Night Scene Photography

Using correct metering mode is the key in Night Scene Photography

2- To take a photograph of a cityscape once evening has come, find a spot which shows off the buildings and office lights. Place the camera on a tripod, turn the mode dial to AV (aperture priority) mode; we want f/8 and upwards for a greater depth of field. Use your camera’s self-timer or a cable release to assure absolutely no blurring. The best time for this kind of shot is during the two “golden hours” which are the first hour after sunrise and the last hour before sunset.

Night scene photography techniques

Night scene photography techniques

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Cityscape images at night are more interesting

3- One of the most interesting effects you can capture at night is movement, shown through the figures of people moving and cars and buses driving past. To capture light trails successfully requires a tripod to keep them straight and the background sharp. Turn the mode dial to M (Manual) mode and use a small aperture between (f/11-f/32) for a greater depth of field. Set your ISO to 100 to keep the digital noise at a minimum. The more you practice the more you will become skilled at selecting the exposure you need for the effect you want.

 

Night Scene Photography and light effect

Night Scene Photography and light effect

4- With Night Scene Photography you can capture images which tell a story, and it is fun to add these creative and interesting photos to your albums. Here are some photos for you to enjoy!

Night Scene Photography Techniques

Night Scene Photography Techniques

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You can show the vividness of signs and neons at night

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Gear up and register for Night Scene Photography workshop and experience the beauty of Night Lights!

Do you need a tripod or a lens for this workshop?

We do have them in stock for rentals. Contact us today to book your workshop and equipment!

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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