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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53651 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 6:10 PM

Opportunities for low light photography are good in the winter, but is this just an extra challange in taking a good photo or is it really an area or genre in its own right.

Low light shots are harder, should we just wait for summer?

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strawman
strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 6:17 PM

I read somewhere that when we are challenged and find something difficult to do it can also be the thing to get creative juices running. So me I like seeing pictures where the clouds have taken on a magical look because the shutter speed is low and the wind is blowing them. The limitations make you think about it differently. How do you frame that sky? Are blurred people walking past a distraction or part of the image? If yes how do you compose to use it?

Sod summer Wink

One thing I want to try is catching the northern lights in somewhere like Iceland. And those photo's in Advanced Photographer on this topic intrigue me.

Last Modified By strawman at 3 Mar 2011 - 6:19 PM
whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104044 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 6:19 PM

Don't wait for summer, get out there! Got the first bike races of the season this weekend, so bring on the challenge Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 6:24 PM


Quote: Low light shots are harder, should we just wait for summer?

Up the iso or film, no excuses get out there Smile

User_Removed
3 Mar 2011 - 7:46 PM

(Wot Paul said)

User_Removed
3 Mar 2011 - 8:43 PM

(Wot Paul and Mike said)

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 8:53 PM


Quote: Is low light a genre or a challange?

Does it matter though?
Whatever it is, just go out and do it if you are interested.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2011 - 8:59 PM


Quote: Low light shots are harder

are they?

no one told me Sad

and I find it dead easy

theorderingone
4 Mar 2011 - 2:09 AM

that would depend on what you're shooting in low light though... wouldn't it?

Pavan_Chavda
4 Mar 2011 - 10:20 AM

Agree with Ade.

I can't see how night shots would be harder than day shots.

Anyway, looking at you're p/f you seem to be doing alright with night shots.

Keep it up.

nishchal
nishchal  4 India
4 Mar 2011 - 10:21 AM

I remember the old sayings " when there is will, there is a way" so just go away and try for the best.

DuncanDisorderly

Low-light styleeeee - it's getting trendy!
Big Stoppers seem to be flavour of the month at the moment
Night photography for lazy people Wink

Last Modified By DuncanDisorderly at 4 Mar 2011 - 10:46 AM
digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 10:52 AM

I tried photographing my Granddaughters gymnastic display in a hall about as bright as candlelight and that was impossible, even at iso6400!

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 10:53 AM

Actually it was possible, but the girls were just blurs. Smile

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 2:02 PM


Quote: That would depend on what you're shooting in low light though... wouldn't it?

well yeah

I did make the assumption that he was on about "night photography" where the whole raison-d'-etre is to have long shutters and the creative possibilities of that.

Shooting at dusk can be a pain without flash - your AF starts searching etc. and your sitters have to stay still .

but "night photography" is just as easy as landscape - only difference is the shutter speeds and stuff moving in the shot

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