Thread: Low Light / Night photography
05-15-2008, 04:08 PM #1
Low Light / Night photography
This week's assignment is Low Light/Night photography.
Here are some places that can help:
Night Photography Tips for DSLR Users
Twilight Photography Tips
How to Shoot Light Trails
Night Photography Tutorial
Sorry, no time to shoot an example this week!
As always EXIF data needs to be intact if you wish to participate in the mini contest!
The image you submit should be taken between the 7th of May and the 21st of May 2008 (before the end of the mini-contest).
Your post must include "Assignment: Low Light/Night photography" to show your permission to count it for the contest.
Only one entry per member. Also, please do not repeat other people's photos by quoting them until the contest is over. If you want to comment on or discuss an entry you can use a link to it (or just delete the picture from the quoted text).
Next week: The Five Senses. See if you can come up with an image that represents one (or all!) of the senses, touch, taste, smell, hearing, or sight. How creative can you be?
Last edited by wulf; 05-19-2008 at 12:08 PM. Reason: No picture quoting rule
05-15-2008, 04:31 PM #2
not for assignment, as this is from 2004, just adding it for an example shot
Exposure: 0.25 sec (1/4)
Focal Length: 5.7 mm
ISO Speed: 200
about the photo. it was the last night of the chihuly exhibit. i had already been once a few days before, but was back. chihuly's glass work is amazing, and if you ever get a chance to see an exhibit of his, i highly recommend it.
this piece was enormous. i'm guessing ~15ft tall, and suspended above a reflecting pool. it was obvious one of the more popular pieces as the little atrium that it was being displayed in was packed. No room for a tripod, and i didn't have a monopod at the time, so i braced myself against the wall, and fired off a burst of 5 shots, hoping one of the ones in the middle would be in focus. looking back now, i should have increased the ISO, but I was inexperienced at the time.
Last edited by glyphon; 05-15-2008 at 04:47 PM.
05-15-2008, 04:36 PM #3
Here is an example I took just before Christmas:
# 50mm f/1.8 on Nikon D40
# Exposure: 30 sec
# Aperture: f/5.6
# Focal Length: 50mm
# ISO Speed: 400
If you want to enter a picture don't forget to make sure it was taken in the right date range and remember to include the "Assignment: Low Light/Night photography". It helps to include key EXIF data as I have done here (so we can learn from each others' settings) and to tell us a bit about the shot.
For me, it was a chilly but crisp night and I wrapped out and headed outside to take some shots of the moon. While I was there, I also decided to try some long exposure work - this grass is lit by a combination of moonlight and the mute glow coming through the living room curtains.
05-15-2008, 04:38 PM #4
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05-15-2008, 05:45 PM #6
Assignment: Low Light/Night Photography
Can't say there is a lot of night life in Round Rock. This was about 9:30pm and pretty deserted.
The trees down the boulevard are wrapped in white lights, year round, as are some of the buildings.
Exif on FlickrCheers,
Sony Alpha 100, Maxxum AF Power Zoom 35-80mm, Maxxum AF Zoom xi 80-200mm
05-15-2008, 06:19 PM #7
Assignment: Low Light/Night
Here's my attempt at a night shot. I was feeling brave and shot this one in manual mode!
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Focal Length: 300 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire
Exposure Program: Manual
Date and Time (Original): 2008:05:14 21:20:55
Full Exif on Flickr
05-15-2008, 07:32 PM #8
Bulldogmom that is one awesome shot! It is so clear. I can't stop looking at it!
05-15-2008, 08:07 PM #9
Dates for the contest
Can I just check the dates the photos should have been taken within? Shouldn't the dates be between 5/7/08 - 5/21/08. I think the dates shown are the dates for next weeks contest?
05-15-2008, 08:42 PM #10