5 Tips on Nighttime Photography for Beginners

Along with the fast paced advancement of technology, taking pictures and capturing perfect moments has become very interesting especially with the emergence of digital cameras. Hundreds of millions of people from all fashions have become so enthusiastic with photography. Some are making it a profession, while others are treating it as a hobby. But whether it’s a hobby or a profession everyone aims for the best and finest quality of photos and skillful capturing.

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There’s always a first for everything even professional photographers have their worst time in learning photography lessons especially nighttime photo capturing. How much more if you are just only a beginner? But fret no more for these amazing 5 tips for taking night time photos are here to help.

Shoot in RAW image quality.

RAW is very essential in taking night time photos since it enhance more flexibility in altering settings such as accurately increasing or decreasing the exposure and the white balance or color temperature.

Shoot in Manual mode.

Setting your shooting mode in Manual gives you the power to choose the best slow shutter speed for taking night time photos and selecting the finest narrow aperture. Start capturing images with focusing and composing your shot.

Studying the Scene before taking photos.

Check the environment of the scene that you want to capture such as the weather and the darkness, and if areas become more interesting, colorful and brightly lit when it gets gloomy then don’t be hesitant to zoom in on the best and photogenic areas.

Don’t use flash.

Flash will bounce off the subjects of your photography image since it requires light. Remember long exposure is the key factor in the success for taking night time photos.

Use a tripod.

This is very essential for nighttime photography since long exposure can sometimes be exhausting and there are tendencies for photographers to shake the camera while capturing the image. So the use of tripod is best suggested along with a cable release that allows the photographer to switch on and open the shutter without touching the camera.

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