You may think it seems counter-intuitive to shoot landscapes once the sun has disappeared and light levels drop, but night sky photography actually has a special quality that brings a completely new dimension to your images. Find out what secrets the pros use to take stunning moonlit landscapes.
If you shoot low light photography, not just any camera will do. We compile the key digital camera features you need for shooting effective night photography.
Looking for fun photo ideas? Below we show you how to do one of our favourite camera tricks: adjusting your camera’s white balance and exposure compensation settings to create fake moonlight photos in-camera.
In his latest guest blog post, professional photographer David Clapp recounts his ongoing night photography experiments shooting in moonlight and how one of the biggest challenges is retaining the sense of night. To read about and see more of his work, follow David on Facebook or visit David’s photo blog.
In our latest photography cheat sheet, we’ve seized upon these themes and created a handy flowchart that explains step-by-step how to achieve four of the more popular night photography subjects.
Our night photography cheat sheet shows you how to shoot city scenes, moonlit landscapes, low-light portraits and the ever-popular painting with light.
Painting with light is one of the more satisfying sub-genres of night photography, producing amazing pictures that look almost like clever Photoshop effects. But it can sometimes seem daunting with the fancy torches and light sources. In this light painting tutorial we offer a fresh DIY photography approach to add to your book of night photography ideas. Follow our 8 step tutorial below and learn how to capture light-painted orbs using nothing more than some fairy lights, rope and a few more common household items.
Photographing interiors of many famous photo locations often means shooting handheld. Many such landmarks ban the use of tripods, leaving photographers to their own devices to keep their cameras stable when shooting interior photography.
Start improving your low-light photography today with our latest photography cheat sheet. Our new cheat sheet is a handy night photography exposure guide with suggested shutter speed times for a range of subjects you’re likely to shoot at the ISO settings you’re likely to use.
Follow the simple steps in our new light painting tutorial and learn how to use your flashgun handheld, creatively firing it at different points in your scene during long exposures.
The longest automatic shutter speed setting on digital cameras is 30 seconds, which is fine for most subjects. However, there are some situations when you need to make much longer exposures – after dark, for example. This is where your camera’s Bulb mode – (B) exposure setting – comes in. This handy setting allows you to hold the shutter open for as long as required, enabling exposures of minutes (or hours) to be made.