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ExpiredAdvanced Night Time Photography
  • Night Time Photography
    July 28, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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A full Hands on Night Photography workshop. Experience the ultimate settings for night photography, exposure, White Balance, and many more important tips.

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Tips For Night Photography

Fundamental tips for Night Photography

With Omnilargess Night Photography class coming up this Friday I thought everyone would enjoy some great tips on night photography. There are only two more seats available for this amazing workshop!

Why do we take night photos? 

While they’re not difficult, they can be a challenge. Photography by definition is painting with light, and at night…well, there is very little light! This means we have to be more creative to achieve our goal and capture an outstanding image.

What’s the big fascination with night photography?

I believe it’s partly for the challenge, as photographers love challenging the light. This is also why not many people attempt night photography. Everybody shoots pictures during the day and as it gets dark they often stop or turn on their flash units. With night photography you’re taking pictures that most people don’t attempt; images which have potential to be interesting, dramatic and even mysterious. Night photography is not simply getting a picture in low light; it is about creating a new vision which is different from other photographs. In night photography you’re trying to do something special.

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes. Photo by Margaret Bouwman

Fundamental tips for Night Photography

1-Tripod

When there’s only a little light you call on every method possible to make the most of it, and using a tripod is first on the list. You’re almost always going to need a tripod, especially for creating selective blur with slow shutter speeds—such as moving lights writing their magic lines and shapes. And even with a tripod, to prevent the slight vibration of the shutter release button, it is recommended to use the camera’s self-timer, a remote trigger or cable release to trip the shutter. When using a tripod be sure the Image stabilization function of your camera/lens is turned off.

2-Turn off the Autofocus

In night photography the autofocus sensor keeps searching to find something to focus on. It can cause delay or the camera may not even take the shot as it is waiting to focus first. Just set the camera to Manual Focus, choose your focus manually and you are ready to rock.

Slow shutter night time photography part of our Digital Camera Bootcamp

Slow shutter night time photography part of our Digital Camera Bootcamp. Photo by James Orr

3-Exposure Mode

I recommend using Manual Exposure or Aperture priority for night photography. In Manual exposure or Aperture priority, you set your aperture value first and then control the shutter speed.

4-Metering Mode

Metering mode is not as crucial in night photography as it is in day time photography. The best over all results come with using Centre Weighted metering as your camera sets the exposure for the centre of the viewfinder, which is probably the most important part of the scene anyway.

5-White Balance 

Try them all and see what suits your style and preference. Auto white balance will tend toward more warmth for yellow and orange lights in a scene. If you are shooting in artificial light, a good starting point is either the incandescent or fluorescent setting. If you are not happy with how they look, try the other settings. If you want to capture the deep blue colour of the night sky, set your White Balance to “Day Light/Direct Sun”.

6-ISO

I recommend to use the lowest possible ISO, as the low sensitivity to light not only allows you to use longer exposures, it also provides the best possible Dynamic Range for post processing.

That is all for now. Our Night Photography class is this Friday September 11 and there is only two more spots left. Register now to book your spot, as it is going to an amazing photography adventure!

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Night Time Photography Techniques

Night Time Photography Techniques

Some images from our last night scene photography class

Night time photography is a part of our eight week photography program (Digital Camera Bootcamp). There are many subjects suitable for night photography, but do you know how to set your camera for the best results?

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Long exposure usine tripod. Photo by Margaret Bouwman

In our Digital Camera Photography Bootcamp we cover almost everything related to photography from beginner to intermediate levels. Topics such as camera controls, settings and composition are a few examples. One of the most challenging types of photography is Night Scene photography, which is why we include it in our Bootcamp lineup.

I also scheduled another Night Time Photography class for Friday September 11. Please follow the link for more information. The Night Time Photography workshop is all hands on with lots of fun.

Although night time photography has many things in common with regular photography, there are a few important differences and one of the most challenging is understanding exposure.

Here are some images which were taken during our previous Night Scene Photography workshop, enjoy!

Alicia Malone wrote:

  • Hello Ted,

    Thank you again, The night scene class was amazing! There is always so much to learn. I can’t wait to learn and grow from attending your classes.

    As you had asked I have attached some pictures from tonight! I left most original but I have changed some to almost B & W as I wanted to see what they looked like as well. Experimenting I guess. Any feed back on what I should try would be much appreciated.

    Again thanks a bunch,

    –Alicia Malone

Here are some of the images that she had sent to us:

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Using Slow Shutter speed to capture the GHOST!!

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Night scene photography is more artistic

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Changing Exposure can create different effects in night time photography

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A little playing with colour

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Selecting the correct setting in your camera can make nice light effect in your night scene images

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Another good example of exposure and white balance

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Look at the beautiful blue sky and star effect on street lights

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In this image I was walking around the statue and paint it with my small flash light. You can not see me as I was moving around. (shutter sped was 10″)

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In this image I was walking around the statue and paint it with my small flash light. You can not see me as I was moving around. (shutter sped was 10″). Look at the colours and dramatic effect!

Fiona McComb attended to our Night Scene Photography Workshop as well. and she wrote:

  • Hi Ted,
    Here are a few pics from yesterdays class.  Thanks again, I really enjoyed the class and will absolutely be looking at taking more classes thru you.
    –Fiona McComb

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In this image I was walking around the statue and paint it with my small flash light. You can not see me as I was moving around. (shutter sped was 10″). Look at the colours

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In this image I was walking around the statue and paint it with my small flash light. You can not see me as I was moving around. (shutter sped was 10″). Look at the colours

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Slow Shutter speed

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I was walking around this monument to light paint part of it. Due to slow shutter speed i am disappeared in this image! Magic?

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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I used a Laser pointer to write with light on this wall.

And Sonya shared some of her photos with us:

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Slow shutter speed and a little flash light

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At night street and building lights can be very attractive

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Can you see me in this photo? I was walking around the statue for more than 6 seconds and painting it with light!

I hope you enjoy these photos. If you want to learn more about the camera settings and take better photos, register for our Summer Digital Photography Bootcamp.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team


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Learn Night Time Photography

Learn Night Time Photography 

Some images from Omnilargess Night Time Photography Class

Night time photography is a part of our eight week photography program (Digital Camera Bootcamp). There are many subjects suitable for night time photography, but do you know how to set your camera for the best results?

In our Digital Camera Photography Bootcamp we cover almost everything related to photography from beginner to intermediate levels. Topics such as camera controls, settings and composition are a few examples. One of the most challenging types of photography is Night Time photography, which is why we include it in our Bootcamp lineup.

I also scheduled another Night Time Photography class for September 11. Please follow the link for more information. The Night Time Photography workshop is all hands on with lots of fun.

Although night time photography has many things in common with regular photography, there are a few important differences and one of the most challenging is understanding exposure.

There are several testimonials about our Digital Camera workshops. Please visit our Testimonial page for more testimonies.

Alicia Malone wrote:

  • Hello Ted,

    Thank you again, The night scene class was amazing! There is always so much to learn. I can’t wait to learn and grow from attending your classes.

    As you had asked I have attached some pictures from tonight! I left most original but I have changed some to almost B & W as I wanted to see what they looked like as well. Experimenting I guess. Any feed back on what I should try would be much appreciated.

    Again thanks a bunch,

    –Alicia Malone

Here are some images which were taken during our previous Bootcamp Workshop and Night Scene Photography workshop, enjoy! All Photos are taken by Margaret Bouwman. I want to thank Margaret for sending us these beautiful images.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

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Abbotsford Night Scene Photography

Night Scene Photography Techniques

Ever tried to do a photo shoot as the sun is setting and the light is beautiful? You can get some pretty great shots! The only problem is that, at this time of day, the light changes roughly every 10 minutes. This means that you have to change many variables which compose your exposure, so that you get a well lit, accurately coloured, and professional-looking shot. If you don’t care about these things, you may get a great snapshot, but if you want a photo that stands out, you need to get your settings right!

Come out and join us for our Night Scene Photography Workshop on Friday May 1 2015!

We will start you off with all of the tricky details you need to get great photos at sunset. Then, we will move in to helping you master taking scenic shots at night. Both with and without a person in the photo. You will learn how to adjust your camera settings and exposure, as well as how to do some special effects like Light Painting. You won’t want to miss this fun workshop! Check out some of the photos from our past night scene class on our Facebook Page – it was a blast!

Do you need a tripod or lens for this workshop?

Check our Rental department to find the items you need.

Register NOW as space is limited!

Ted and Omnilargess Team

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Night Scene Photography Techniques help you release your creativity for night time photography!

Register for Night time photography class

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