Night shooting

Night shooting

As you know, the night is full of secrets and mysteries that you want to share with others as much as possible, for example, with the help of photography

However, the darkness is arranged in such a way that it absorbs everything around, so it is impossible to take a high-quality photo without special settings and accessories.

Let’s analyze the features of setting the camera for the dark time of the day
When going for a night photo session, remember that shooting without a tripod is impossible, since poor lighting conditions require an increase in ISO value and shutter speed, which can cause shaking and, accordingly, blurring of the frame.

Refuse auto modes completely, preferring manual settings, because autofocus and built-in flash in these extreme conditions are unlikely to provide good quality.

Before taking a photo, set the exposure metering for fragments with medium illumination.

As already mentioned, shoot without a flash (we are talking about the built-in one), because it will illuminate absolutely not what you would like, leaving the important in the dark.

Tighten the focus yourself, aiming at the main subject of the shooting. This is if you use manual focus, which is most correct at night, since autofocus can fail due to lack of light, and simply will not focus.

Set the ISO value to the lowest possible under the given conditions in order to reduce the likelihood of “wild” noise appearing in dark areas of the frame. For example, for cameras with a crop factor, an ISO value above 800 is fraught with noise.

Lack of aperture values, it is better to compensate for a slow shutter speed, about 8-30 seconds, or using the BULB mode, in which the shutter speed is set manually.

Taking pictures at night promises a lot of problems, one of which is white balance (WB).

There are many multi-colored light sources on the street, such as the moon, lanterns, shop windows, car headlights, attractions, etc. The best solution in this case is shooting on AWB (auto white balance).

All color distortions in the future can be corrected in any photo editor by mixing the sliders to the desired value.

In addition to a tripod, use a cable release or remote control.

If you don’t have these extras, make do with what you have, which is to turn on the timer mode with a two-second shutter delay.

Thus, the need to press the shutter release button will disappear by itself, thereby avoiding physical impact on the camera, which leads to shake.

To reduce the degree of camera shake, you can also use the “Mirror Lock-Up” function, which lives deep in the settings. This mode allows you to raise the mirror in advance of the descent.

It is advisable to take photos in RAW format, this will help you better edit your photo.

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