Shooting at Night


What should be the aperture and shutterspeed while shooting at night? Also, I want to capture something written in light in a black room. How do I go about doing this?

While shooting at night, these are the following basic things you should keep in mind:

  • If you are shooting a moving subject in low light, use an ISO level anywhere between 400 and 800, and a shutterspeed of at least 1/60sec.
  • If you are shooting a still subject, keep a minimum ISO like 200 and use the Aperture accepts any 58mm threaded filter or step ring. You can either order them online or see which ones are available with your local dealer. What is a ‘muddy’ print? A ‘muddy’ print usually lacks detail, contrast, and colour brilliance. It often has a greyish or brownish overall tint. Brief ly Priority mode. The camera will automatically choose a slow shutterspeed like 5sec. Use a tripod or keep your camera on a steady surface to avoid camera shake.
  • If you are using a tripod, you can release the shutter using the camera’s self-timer.
  • Painting with light will require a dark room and a slow shutterspeed of at least 5sec. Lock focus using AF when the light is switched on. Keep the focus locked by keeping the shutterrelease button half-pressed.

This article originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of Better Photography.

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