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Challenge - Monday, 10/2/17 -10/4/17 - Night Photography
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Oct 2, 2017 06:15:14   #
mgstrawn
 
Good Morning, Everyone! Fall is beginning to show up a little bit in Georgia and I know you all are beginning to enjoy its effects as well. This challenge is all about Night Photography, one of my favorite things to try! I will be adding fresh photos as the challenge progresses, but I sure wouldn't mind seeing some Fall photos, especially those of you who live in those northern states where Fall is so spectacular. I look forward to seeing your photos!

Here are some things to remember when shooting at night by professional photographer, Jim Hamel:

Proper settings will always depend on the situation. Nevertheless, there are some ways you should bias your settings when shooting at night. Here are a few:

Aperture: Open up your aperture more at night than you would during the day (i.e., use a lower f/number). Most night photographs tend to be of shots on a narrower plane than shots during the day. Further, the background and sky will be black anyway and you will not need as large a depth of field. The larger aperture also has the benefit of letting more light into the camera.
ISO: Keep your ISO setting as low as you can. Night photography always means there will be dark areas in your pictures, and these dark areas inevitably lead to digital noise. Raising the ISO will compound the problem.
Shutter speed: Whereas shutter speed might be the first exposure setting you worry about during the day, it should generally be the last one you think about at night. Since you will be shooting from a tripod, you can let the shutter stay open as long as you need. If you have traffic (streaking lights), a fountain, or running water in your picture, the longer shutter speed will actually benefit your pictures anyway. The only exception is high winds, or other instability impacting your rig.


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A July 4th moment on the hometown square
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Oct 2, 2017 06:17:43   #
d2b2 (a regular here)
 
Great stuff! I do a fair amount of night shooting, but sometimes that is a detriment, because you tend to take what you do for granted. Re-thinking why, is always a good idea. Thanks, very much.

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Oct 2, 2017 06:56:02   #
Valsmere
 
Cranes unloading a ship taken where I work, night shift. The fog rolled in quick that night. Taken on a Fuji XPro2 the details elude me at the moment. I also shot this in black and white. I hope you enjoy.



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Oct 2, 2017 07:19:39   #
Irenejb
 
mgstrawn wrote:
Good Morning, Everyone! Fall is beginning to show up a little bit in Georgia and I know you all are beginning to enjoy its effects as well. This challenge is all about Night Photography, one of my favorite things to try! I will be adding fresh photos as the challenge progresses, but I sure wouldn't mind seeing some Fall photos, especially those of you who live in those northern states where Fall is so spectacular. I look forward to seeing your photos!

Here are some things to remember when shooting at night by professional photographer, Jim Hamel:

Proper settings will always depend on the situation. Nevertheless, there are some ways you should bias your settings when shooting at night. Here are a few:

Aperture: Open up your aperture more at night than you would during the day (i.e., use a lower f/number). Most night photographs tend to be of shots on a narrower plane than shots during the day. Further, the background and sky will be black anyway and you will not need as large a depth of field. The larger aperture also has the benefit of letting more light into the camera.
ISO: Keep your ISO setting as low as you can. Night photography always means there will be dark areas in your pictures, and these dark areas inevitably lead to digital noise. Raising the ISO will compound the problem.
Shutter speed: Whereas shutter speed might be the first exposure setting you worry about during the day, it should generally be the last one you think about at night. Since you will be shooting from a tripod, you can let the shutter stay open as long as you need. If you have traffic (streaking lights), a fountain, or running water in your picture, the longer shutter speed will actually benefit your pictures anyway. The only exception is high winds, or other instability impacting your rig.
Good Morning, Everyone! Fall is beginning to show ... (show quote)


A very nice start and great examples Gracie. Thanks for hosting. I'll try to get out to try this out again.

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Oct 2, 2017 07:20:43   #
Irenejb
 
Valsmere wrote:
Cranes unloading a ship taken where I work, night shift. The fog rolled in quick that night. Taken on a Fuji XPro2 the details elude me at the moment. I also shot this in black and white. I hope you enjoy.


This is fantastic Valsmere.....the fog is a beautiful added element to the image.

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Oct 2, 2017 07:27:12   #
cdayton (a regular here)
 
Along the Danube.



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Oct 2, 2017 07:29:01   #
Clicker2014
 
Good Morning Mgstrawn! Thanks for hosting! Love your challenge. Also love both of your pictures! We do night shoots with the club once in a while. I truly enjoy it.
Our club went out to Mac Lilley Farms, a standard bred horse breeding farm for a BBQ and night shoot. We had a wonderful time!

mgstrawn wrote:
Good Morning, Everyone! Fall is beginning to show up a little bit in Georgia and I know you all are beginning to enjoy its effects as well. This challenge is all about Night Photography, one of my favorite things to try! I will be adding fresh photos as the challenge progresses, but I sure wouldn't mind seeing some Fall photos, especially those of you who live in those northern states where Fall is so spectacular. I look forward to seeing your photos!

Here are some things to remember when shooting at night by professional photographer, Jim Hamel:

Proper settings will always depend on the situation. Nevertheless, there are some ways you should bias your settings when shooting at night. Here are a few:

Aperture: Open up your aperture more at night than you would during the day (i.e., use a lower f/number). Most night photographs tend to be of shots on a narrower plane than shots during the day. Further, the background and sky will be black anyway and you will not need as large a depth of field. The larger aperture also has the benefit of letting more light into the camera.
ISO: Keep your ISO setting as low as you can. Night photography always means there will be dark areas in your pictures, and these dark areas inevitably lead to digital noise. Raising the ISO will compound the problem.
Shutter speed: Whereas shutter speed might be the first exposure setting you worry about during the day, it should generally be the last one you think about at night. Since you will be shooting from a tripod, you can let the shutter stay open as long as you need. If you have traffic (streaking lights), a fountain, or running water in your picture, the longer shutter speed will actually benefit your pictures anyway. The only exception is high winds, or other instability impacting your rig.
Good Morning, Everyone! Fall is beginning to show ... (show quote)
Taken at Mac Lilley Farms in Ontario. I can not get down very low these days, so I put my camera on the ground and hoped for the best a couple of times!
Taken at Mac Lilley Farms in Ontario.  I can not g...
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After it was completely dark I took a picture of one of the barns.
After it was completely dark I took a picture of o...
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Then turned and got the neighbours farm
Then turned and got the neighbours farm...
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Oct 2, 2017 07:29:23   #
Clicker2014
 
Very nice Valsmere! Love it!
Valsmere wrote:
Cranes unloading a ship taken where I work, night shift. The fog rolled in quick that night. Taken on a Fuji XPro2 the details elude me at the moment. I also shot this in black and white. I hope you enjoy.

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Oct 2, 2017 07:30:28   #
Clicker2014
 
Lovely! Great reflection!
cdayton wrote:
Along the Danube.

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Oct 2, 2017 07:30:37   #
Irenejb
 
cdayton wrote:
Along the Danube.



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Oct 2, 2017 07:31:56   #
Irenejb
 
Clicker2014 wrote:
Good Morning Mgstrawn! Thanks for hosting! Love your challenge. Also love both of your pictures! We do night shoots with the club once in a while. I truly enjoy it.
Our club went out to Mac Lilley Farms, a standard bred horse breeding farm for a BBQ and night shoot. We had a wonderful time!


These are fantastic Sharon! Your group always goes to some great locations.

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Oct 2, 2017 07:33:19   #
Roadrunner (a regular here)
 
Last night.....



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Oct 2, 2017 07:41:10   #
Irenejb
 
From the archives....my first real night photography shoot....and learned so much from some experts....Portland, ME at Bug Light.....


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Oct 2, 2017 07:43:29   #
Irenejb
 
Roadrunner wrote:
Last night.....


Oh, yes RR....love it!

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Oct 2, 2017 07:46:58   #
Clicker2014
 
This is from my archives. But really like this image. The car had the colored lights in it. We used a flashlight to light the rest of the car.


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