Behind The Image: David Clapp is dancing in the moonlight with a Canon EOS-1D X

    | Night, Photography Tips | 08/12/2012 05:00am
    Behind The Image: David Clapp on dancing in the moonlight with a Canon EOS-1D X

    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.

    Free night photography cheat sheet: how to shoot popular low-light scenes

    | Night, Photography Tips | 07/12/2012 11:44am
    Free night photography cheat sheet: shoot any low-light scene

    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.

    DIY Photography Hacks: capture light-painted orbs with common household items

    | Night, Photography Tips | 05/12/2012 02:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: capture light-painted orbs with common household items

    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.

    Night photography exposure guide: free cheat sheet

    | Night, Photography Tips | 27/11/2012 11:58am
    Night Photography: best ISO settings for low-light

    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.

    Low-light photography: tips for winter seascape pictures

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 27/10/2012 04:00am
    Photo Ideas: shoot seascapes at dusk

    With the nights drawing in, photographers can make the most of the low light conditions by getting out with your camera to capture glowing sunsets, inky blue moonlit skies and atmospheric stormy scenes. Below we’ve offered our best low-light photography tips for capturing beautiful winter seascapes.

    Bulb Mode: how to get pro-quality shots in low light

    | Night, Photography Tips | 18/10/2012 16:30pm

    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.

    Night photography settings your camera wants you to use

    | Night, Photography Tips | 15/10/2012 17:14pm
    Night photography settings your camera wants you to use

    Nothing spoils your night photos like soft subjects and odd colour casts. Below and on the following pages we’ll introduce some of the key night photography settings you should use in order to get pictures with real impact. We’ll not only show you how to set up your camera for night photography, but offer night photography tips for controlling your colours, planning yours shoots and more.

    Behind The Image: David Clapp’s moonlight moorland obsession

    | News | 06/10/2012 14:00pm
    Behind The Image: David Clapp's moonlight moorland obsession

    In a new series of weekend guest blogs on Digital Camera World, professional travel and landscape photographer David Clapp will be sharing the stories behind how he made some of his favourite images. Sometimes it will be how he processed a photo; other times it will be how he simply got to his location in one piece! In his latest post, the Getty contributor tells us how an ongoing project shooting Dartmoor in moonlight keeps him grounded in his photographic roots.

    Low-light photography tips: set up your camera to shoot without a tripod

    | Night, Photography Tips | 11/09/2012 11:30am
    Low-light photography tips: set up your camera to shoot without a tripod

    If you’re drawn to the heavy saturated colours of night photography but hate lugging a tripod – or perhaps you physically cannot carry a tripod – you’re in for a treat. Here we show you three quick and effective low-light photography tips on how to set up your camera to shoot hands-free night photography.

    Shooting stars: Night photography in Maine by Jack Fusco

    | Photography Tips | 10/09/2012 11:00am
    Night Guardian by Jack Fusco

    Acadia National Park in Maine is a location known for its dark skies and beautiful views. In my previous article, I had talked about the planning that went in to my trip and some of the shots I had hoped to get while there. Now, we’ll take a look at how all of that planning paid off.