Night Photography Unlocked – No More Dark or Blurry Photos!
Stop taking blurry photos with night photography tips. Unlock the power of any camera at night. Exploit the creative possibilities that come when the sun goes down.
Photographing at night opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Typically, shooting at night means shooting in low light, which can be a real challenge. Endless blurry party photos on facebook, or faces nuked by flash are proof of that. But believe it or not, anyone can improve their night photos, and you don't necessarily need a fancy camera to do so. Just a few amazing night photography tips can do the trick for you. Not only that, but the creative possibilities you get after the sun goes down are huge! Not as many people take photos at night, so you have the opportunity to take unique, eye-catching photos that will wow your friends after taking this night photography tutorial.
What night photography tips will you learn?
● The main problems you face when taking photos at night.
● The camera settings you need to understand to take great night photos.
● How different types of cameras perform at night.
● Getting the most out of your camera.
● Getting creative with night photography.
● Processing photos taken at night.
Chapter 1: Intro to Night Photography
What is night photography and what makes it different from taking photos in the day? What kind of problems do you often encounter taking photos at night, and what creative potential is there?
Introduction to equipment. I'll show the cameras we intend to use through the course: a smartphone, compact camera, bridge camera, entry level DSLR and high end DSLR. I also address the importance of a tripod or camera support, as well as briefly mentioning additional lighting.
Chapter 2: The Basics of Night Photography
In this lecture we talk about the exposure triangle, how low light will challenge your camera and the effects on the photo of going to the limits of each of the points on the exposure triangle. We'll also explore the creative potential within these limits.
Getting accurate focus in low light when taking photos at night can be a big challenge! This lecture discusses different focusing methods and techniques to improve the speed and accuracy of focusing in low light.
Chapter 3: The Gear
Somewhere between a compact and a DSLR, these are advanced small cameras with a lot more capabilities and control. Good high quality night photography can be taken with these cameras by taking advantage of the manual controls and better sensors. We will cover the pros and cons of using a bridge camera for night photography.
Real serious and high quality night photography can be done with cheaper, simpler or older DSLRs. Here there is nothing really limiting your night photography except when you’re really pushing the limits. The manual controls and larger sensor are perfect for low light, but poorer high ISO performance can sometimes make the image suffer.
The best practical kind of night photography camera, that takes everything one step further with sensitivity, control and ease of use. Additionally, these cameras have video functions that can perform remarkably well in low light. The limits you have with this kind of camera are the limits of night photography. Some amazing potential can be unleashed, turning night into day.
Chapter 4: Taking Night Photos
You can get the most breathtaking photos of the city at night. We’ll go on location and try a few different approaches to capturing vistas of the city skyline.
Photographing people can be a challenge at the best of times, but photos by night in a dimly lit city street have a special kind of mood to them that you just can’t get in the daylight! Find out the best way to make the most of what light you have to capture beautiful, atmospheric images.
This lecture is a sneak preview of the upcoming Advanced Night Photography course. The course is currently in production and should be available in early Q2 2014. I hope you will enjoy this free lecture and have fun taking better photos of fireworks!