If you are planning to shoot at night, you must be equipped with the following:
- Remote Shutter Release/ Remote Trigger
- Lastly, some warm clothing & bring a rain coat, or plastic in case it rains.
If ever you don’t have the following don’t fret as you are still able to shoot at night. You might have to lean on something or place your camera on top of a sturdy and steady, solid surface, but as what I’ve mentioned it is achievable without the gears I’ve mentioned, but it does make life easier.
Night photography is not that hard as long as you know what you are doing. The technique lies on answering this question, “what do you know about at night time?”.
Answer: Total darkness, we have less light, and we don’t have any sunlight.
You as a photographer must know that photography is all about light, so how are we going to tackle this?
I’m guessing your thinking of raising your ISO straight, right? Wrong…
You can increase your ISO, but please be advised, the higher you go, a more grainy and pixelated your image may look.
The best solution is to slow down your shutter speed and raise up your F-stop. Yes, your camera will open its iris for a very long time, and it needs to be stable/still so it won’t look blurry or shaky.
Once you’ve mastered this area, you’ll open lots of other types of photography e.g. Night Club photography, star trail photography etc. which I will tell you more on my next blog post.
For now, happy clicking everyone.