Long Exposure Photography

Tips for Low Light Photography

As any photographer would know, it’s important to be versatile. Not only with one’s style of photography, but for the conditions with which they work. This includes low light conditions, which may be attributable to shooting: outdoors at night, indoors, or where there are varying sources of low–intensity light on offer. What’s more, low light photography skills are necessary for a variety of photographers, including those working with portraits, weddings and landscapes. Of course, a flash would appear a logical solution to deal with low light conditions. However, it’s not necessarily a fix that works in every situation. You see, a flash device, particularly when integrated into a camera, can sometimes result in a flat looking picture by compressing image depth. There are also the complications that come with a flash being distracting to the subject of a photo, as well as the potential need to set up and configure… | Read the full article


Shooting in Black and White

While at times some might question the purpose of black and white shots when one has a full colour spectrum to utilise, there can be no denying the impact that can be created when shooting in this style. In part this can be attributed to the finer details of a photo that are allowed to shine through. In broader consideration however, removing colour is better means to draw attention to focal points. You can take note of these key aspects to make the most of your black and white photography.     Select your shots carefully Just like certain settings or lighting conditions favour some type of work, it’s important to ensure your work fits in with a black and white style. The biggest attribute of monochromatic photos is the texture and shape they take on from their appearance. This won’t be appropriate in every situation, particularly instances where you… | Read the full article


Long Exposure Photography

Pictures are the way we have captured moments of our lives for posterity for hundreds of years. Usually, when we think of photography, we think of a snap of a single second (give or take, depending on the exposure of the film), just a flash of memory for safekeeping. Long exposure photography offers something unique and beautiful that traps a series of moments, a longer stretch of time than simply an individual one. Technically, long exposure photos are created when the image sensor of the camera is exposed for more time through increased shutter speed. This kind of photography was designed for taking pictures after at night, when less light is available to expose the film. With the increased light of long exposure photography, light is given to the lens for a longer period of time, making photos taken in dim light or darkness easier to see. Beyond its general… | Read the full article