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Nighttime Photography – LBD Photography

Learn by Doing Photography – Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments. I will post a new assignment every Friday, you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!

Learn by Doing Photography #29 – Nighttime Photography

Nighttime… What a great time to go photograph. It’s a zen moment as you sit there under the stars just you and your camera. Taking a long exposure allows you the time to sit back and enjoy a quiet moment. That is exactly what I did… enjoyed the moment.

This week climb out of your comfort zone of shooting during the day, and wait until the sun has set before you venture out to try this week’s assignment… night photography!

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Canon Mark III 16-35mm Lens set at 16mm ISO 50 243 seconds at f / 8.0

Helpful tips to remember when shooting Nighttime Photography:

1. Definitely a tripod or something to set you camera on.
2. Bring a flashlight or a phone to light the way. Once sitting in the dark it will be hard to see your settings.
3. Don’t be afraid to take lots of pictures trying out different exposures. I set my camera to bulb and take a short one at first to see if the composition is o.k. then I up the time until I get the exposure I like. I am sure there is a mathematical equation out there to figure it out, but I guess I don’t use it.

Found this video on The Photo/Video Show that has some great tips:

Remember you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!



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