Night Shots 2 images Created 22 May 2016
When people think of photography, and night, they assume that the flash needs to come out. But they are usually left with red eyes and flat images. But with only limited equipment and a sense of imagination, any DSLR can create some stunning images. The resulting image can then be edited or left as is. I have used many sources of light, including: A simple LED torch, Tea Lights, Glow Sticks, The Moon, Car lights, even Light Pollution. These images were created using a combination of light sources, long exposures and a tripod. But if you don’t have a tripod something to keep the camera steady is all that’s needed. With the camera steady, and your light source sorted out, you now work in ‘manual mode’ on your camera. This mode is something that scares many people – but it is an essential skill for any budding photographer. As part of ‘The Road Less Travelled’ we will be exploring the skills needed to be able to shoot at night.