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    12 common errors of night photography (and how to fix them)

    | Night | Photography Tips | 23/03/2012 16:23pm
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    Night Photography Tips: Moonlit landscapes

    Moonlight is a truly magical medium. Whether shooting straight towards the moon or basking beneath its light, knowing how to photograph the moon provides an exciting way to add variety to your night photography portfolio. However, when attempting to ‘shoot the moon’, watch out for these common errors:

    Night Photography Tips: 12 common errors of night photography (and how to fix them)

    4. Poor focus
    When it comes to composition, try to exclude any subject that’s too close 
in the foreground. Depth of field is very limited when shooting at f/4-5.6, even if you’re using a wide-angle lens. Use your camera’s rear LCD screen to regularly check your results, and make focus adjustments if necessary.

    Night Photography Tips: 12 common errors of night photography (and how to fix them)

    5. Blurred stars
    If your shot seems under-exposed, increase the ISO (most cameras perform well up to ISO 1600). Do not lengthen the shutter speed or the stars will appear as short trails of light. Just remember to keep post-
shoot adjustments to a minimum to avoid adding unwanted noise.

    PAGE 1: Common errors when painting with light
    PAGE 2: Common errors with moonlit landscapes
    PAGE 3: Common errors shooting star trails
    PAGE 4: Common errors shooting the Northern Lights
    PAGE 5: Common errors with astrophotography

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    Posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm under Night, Photography Tips.

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