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    Night Sky Photography: pro secrets for stunning moonlight landscapes

    | Night, Photography Tips | 07/01/2013 16:00pm
    Night Sky Photography: pro secrets for stunning moonlight landscapes

    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.

    Best digital camera features for low-light photography: all the specs you need

    | Night, Photography Tips | 04/01/2013 11:00am
    The best digital camera features for low-light photography: specs you need to have

    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.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in January 2013

    | Inspire | 01/01/2013 00:01am
    9 creative photo ideas to try in January: shoot still life photography with food from your fridge

    To kick off 2013, we have some excellent new photo ideas for January that will have you playing with light, perspective – even your food!

    This month our list covers fun projects like clever bokeh effects, seasonal flora and fauna, not to mention some still life photography we guarantee you haven’t tried before.

    Camera tricks: make fake moonlight photos in-camera

    | Night, Photography Tips | 21/12/2012 16:07pm
    Camera tricks: how to make fake moonlight photos in-camera

    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.

    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
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    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.

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