Here’s one of the first photos that I took with my new camera, using night photography. It’s definitely a jump from the D50 to the D7000. If you are in the photography field you might ask me why I am shooting with Nikon? Well, the short answer is that when I first started and was interested in shooting photos with more control and better response in low light situations, I checked out the D50, and also the Canon compatible model. I believe in my heart that the D50 was the best choice. Of course, now that I look back, I should have chosen the D70 due to the extra features and seeing how relevant the D70 is compared to the D50.
Night Photography is a talent that not everyone has the eye to do nor the knowledge. I took this on as a challenge to master. I don’t consider myself as a master to this but I am really happy with the results that I’m getting.
To get the best results when shooting in the dark, you will need a couple of items to start out.
- a tripod
- remote control or the ability to set your camera on time delay.
- manual control over your shutter and aperture
If you have a DSLR camera, you will have more than enough to get a shot with the quality that you are happy with for printing or the web.
TRIPOD: A Must For Night Photography
Most tripods are sufficient enough to get any angle of a shot, however, not all tripods are alike. There are some restrictions with tripods that are bracketed on the legs. This only allows the tripod to expand to a maximum angle. Also, there are ball head tripods that are good but can succumb to the weight of a big lens on a camera. Tripods are a must for any low light photography or night photography.
REMOTE CONTROL: Remove Shake
This is pretty self-explanatory. For Nikon users, you can get a wireless remote for relatively cheap (about $30-$50). Just do some searching.
That’s a wrap for this post. If you have questions, please post below and I will answer the best I can.