When out on the town at night, taking photographs is a fantastic way to preserve memories. It is a great hobby, but with shooting photos at night, it takes a little know how to take excellent photos, especially at night. When taking photos at night, there are certain things to keep in mind to ensure you take a great photo each and every time.
First off, make sure you have the right equipment to take your shots at night, A tripod works great as a shaky camera never results in a good photo. Keep this in mind when you are shooting at night at an event where you may or may not have a glass of wine or two. Using a wide lens can make all the difference when taking a photo at night, especially when taking photos of scenery.
Wide lens can deliver excellent sharpness and clarity in the photo even at night. Lighting is very important when taking photos at night. Light is very important when taking a photo. Work with the flash, but be sure you are not too close the subject as this can make it appear ghastly or washed out. You can also try to take a photo without a flash at night if there is enough light in the background from another source.
This can create a beautiful shadow effect. Playing with your shutter speed can also help create stellar photos. Speeding up or slowing down the shutter speed can help capture the shot at the right moment. Changing the position of your subject can do wonders when take photos at night. A slight tilt can capture a whole new dimension. From leaning slightly to one side to taking the shot from above or below the subject can produce great results. The idea is to capture the best angle of the subject while keeping the photo natural looking. You do not want your subject to resemble a cardboard cut out.
Using some keyword tools on your computer to help you see some poses will be of great use! Point and shoot. When capturing the memories of a night out on the town, piecing together a string of photos to tell the story instead of just one makes all the difference. You may be surprised at what you capture. Just remember to clear your memory before you set out for a night of shooting your friends dancing.
Photo editor is your friend. Everyone knows that taking photos at night can be a real drag. Erase imperfections such as red-eye with some light photo editing. You can also spruce up your photos with some interesting framework. Use of a photo editor is also excellent for brightening up photos that may be too dark. You can also improve the color if it is a bit off.
Another idea to keep in mind is keeping it natural. Try to capture moments that are not unnaturally posed. Photos that are natural and relaxed make for a much better photo than ones that everyone looks stiff and not relaxed. The key to taking good photos at night is to have fun and do what feels right.
Darlyn has been in the field for 8 years. The longer she is in photography, the more she realizes what she doesn’t know – the task of photographing the world is afoot!