Photography has become a massively popular profession worldwide. More and more people are turning to professional photography. It is now reckoned as one of the most progressive professions. I have recently decided to turn to photography myself; right now, I’m on the theoretical part. I recently got a subscription to one of the Spectrum internet packages to do some research. If you are aspiring to be a successful photographer too, I would suggest you get an internet subscription to have access to the relevant information about new and innovative photography techniques. Till then don’t be scared to experiment!
One thing that I can tell you for sure about photography, it’s particularly hard when it comes to night photography. Most of the photographers think that they need the most recent lenses or cameras to be good at night photography. Not true! You need to be familiar with exposure settings and some essential gear that you need for a night shoot.
Read on to find out tricks and hacks to master the art of night photography.
- Long Exposure
Night photography is perhaps one of the hardest aspects to master. Lights are the biggest factor when it comes to photography. And sometimes, daylight is not even available especially in winter; you can only take pictures in the available artificial light. In such cases, you can pull off the most fascinating shots with the long exposure. Narrow the aperture of your lens as much as possible. This will allow no or very little light in. Open the shutter for many seconds then. The camera will collect as much light as it can during this time. The longer the shutter remains open; your shot will collect more light. It is an easy way to get those amazing light trails.
- Exposing Your Shot
The first thing that you need to decide is what sort of picture you want to capture. After that, you will figure out the accurate settings for the snap that you are going to shoot. Typically, in the dark, you can capture a normally lit or a long exposure photo based on a swift shutter speed. The former mode will let you test your photography capabilities as you light your shots in many creative ways. The latter, however, is a more involved and a much longer process.
When shooting outdoor, pay attention to the available sources of light around you. They could be business signs, car lights, streetlights, and so on. These will be your best friends while you take shots. Making the best use of the available lights will let you pull off some amazing and stunning photography. Again, ensure opening up the aperture as much as you can.
- Stabilizing Your Shot
For photography with long-exposure, you need something to rest your camera on. The camera should remain still while the shutter opens to capture all the movement and light steadily. A tripod can help. But if you are not up for formal gear, don’t be afraid to use a hat, bag, rock, or even a shoe. Once you manage a stabilized shot, simply set the camera on a timer. You don’t want to jostle the camera while clicking the shutter button. Remote controls work well for many photographers.
- Focus Manually
No doubt, we have witnessed a constant and remarkable improvement in the technology of modern DSLR cameras. Even then, autofocus doesn’t work very effectively at night, especially if you are shooting dark landscapes. The camera is not as high-definition to see all the tiny details in low light as we do. It only struggles to gather as much information as possible.
Autofocus doesn’t work very well because the camera is unable to find a reference point. There are always exceptions though. When you are photographing a slightly brighter nightscape, like architecture or a cityscape, there is more light available. It is different from photographing completely dark landscapes.
Using manual focus is a great way to get accurate results.
Photography is an art and you can always explore more to make your photography better. I would again emphasize the need of research on the internet, as it is our go-to-resource when it comes to info about latest launches in DSLRs, lenses, and new photography techniques. Getting a steady subscription to internet would go a long way in helping your photography career. So, just dial Spectrum customer service number now to get a subscription to an internet package. With economical deals, it’s easy on the pocket too especially if you are an aspiring photographer with not much income.