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    Night photography settings your camera wants you to use

    | Night | Photography Tips | 15/10/2012 17:14pm
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    3 key night photography settings every photographer should use

     

    Night photography settings every photographer should use: shoot wide

    Shoot wide
    Keep the aperture setting as 
wide as possible. If you don’t have a fast prime lens (such as 24mm or 35mm f/1.4) then f/4 is a good compromise. Make sure you test your lens in the daytime to see how sharply it performs with the aperture wide open.

     

    Night photography settings every photographer should use: boost the ISO

    Boost the ISO
    Make the camera sensitive to 
low light by selecting a much higher ISO than normal. If you’re shooting in moonlight, the value doesn’t need to be any greater than ISO 1600, but choose ISO 3200 for dark, starry skies with little illumination.

     

    Night photography settings every photographer should use: customise your shutter speed

    Customise shutter speed
    Make sure the shutter speed is 
no longer than 30 secs. If it is, 
star trails will start to form and the stars will lose their definition. Make use of your DSLR’s self timer or a cable release to ensure that your hands are off the camera when the shutter fires.

    PAGE 1: Options for night photography settings
    PAGE 2: 3 key night photography settings every photographer should use
    PAGE 3: Control your colours
    PAGE 4: Final tips for your night photography shoot

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    Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 5:14 pm under Night, Photography Tips.

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