Taking photos after dark can be difficult and especially in situations where your equipment is not enough. In this article we think you will find some useful details about night photography.
Photography is one of the most important areas where we can reflect the power of composition. Being able to have a photographic perspective is of course a process that requires time and effort. It takes time to learn how to take good pictures, but there are some situations that require knowledge in terms of photography techniques.
If we look at it in terms of night photography, it is almost the field where technical knowledge is used at the maximum level. For this reason, the first time the amateur sense is dealt with the resulting night photo may appear blurry or flu. So we can improve our night photography by improving technical skill and practicing frequently. Technical equipment and camera settings for night photography will be mentioned in the following article.
What Is Night Photography? How Do You Shoot?
If we need to define the night, we can say the time period starting 30 to 60 minutes after sunset and continuing until 30-90 minutes before sunrise.
One detail we should not confuse at this point is that shots can be made on night photography at the time after the time period known as the blue hour, which generally refers to evening photography.
One of the biggest challenges of taking photos at night is that light sources are very scarce. The primary reason for this is the absence of the sun, which is our natural source of light, but despite this, the moon and stars brings color to the night photos. Of course there are many artificial light sources such as tungsten, fluorescent, strobe lights that illuminate the beautiful side of the city or the night.
How To Take Photo at Night?
First of all, in order to overcome the problem of insufficient light source, you need to have a tripod with you. When photographing at night, we will need to use long exposure times because the ambient light is low. We don’t want to produce photos where nothing is understood.
If we want to take a clear picture, we will not shake the camera in any way. So know your shooting limit. In general, if you are a person that vibrates the camera, then you need to keep the shutter values around 1/200 – 1/250. The generally accepted shaking limit is 1/60. In this case, even a minimum exposure of 1 second will be required to use a tripod.
Taking photos at night means long exposure in a sense. When you adjust the shutter speed to collect more light on the sensor during long exposure, and if you have balanced other settings, you will make your photo look more pleasant to the eye. Start shooting at the lowest ISO as standard to get high quality photos when shooting at night.
Find the correct aperture and shutter values settings using manual settings. During manual shooting mode, use a remote wired or wireless remote control instead of a shutter.
Night photography takes effort, and as exposure times increase, you won’t have an easy time producing a series of photos like during the daytime. So you can create photos that will make your time worthwhile by applying the details mentioned above before each exposure phase.
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May your light be bright. Stay healthy.