Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Guide to nighttime photography

Autumn is well & truly here & as nights draw in, I've made a little guide blog post to the settings you may need to use for evening/night photography. Please note that these settings are a GUIDE and you may need to adjust for your own set of circumstances.

Aerial fireworks
          - 20 secs @ f/11 ISO100
Fairground rides
          - 15 secs @ f/16 ISO100
Traffic
          - 30 secs @ f/22 ISO100
Lightning strike
          - bulb @ f/11 ISO100
Concert/gig
          - 1/125 sec @ f/4 ISO800
Floodlit cathedral
          - 4 secs @ f/16 ISO100
Full moon
          - 1/250 sec @ f/8 ISO100
Moonlit landscape
          - 4 mins @ f/5.6 ISO100
Skyline at dusk
          - 1/30 sec @ f/5.6 ISO100
Skyline at night
          - 15 sec @ f/5.6 ISO100

Remember, for long exposures you require a tripod/remote/timer.

Let me know how you get on & whether there are any other night-time scenarios you'd like settings for.

Autumn/Winter doesn't have to mean hiding your camera away!

Almost full Moon 6/2/2012

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