Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Balancing the moonlight and stars in a photo, part of Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light.
…I'm working with a Canon 5D and I have a 70 to 200 millimeter f/4 lens on here.…Nice long lens,…because that mountain range is pretty far out there that I'm shooting.…The exposure settings that I came up with, and…this is after a bit of trial and error.…When it comes to this type of photography,…you're going to try out a lot of things and make a lot of mistakes, and…then come to the point where you got the exposure as you want.…So, what I came up with was F7.1, and pretty good amount of depth of field.…The camera is set to ISO 320.…And, my exposure is set to bulb.…
Now, bulb means that I can make the exposure as long or…as short as I want it to.…Now, you can press and…hold down the button on the camera to keep the shutter open, but that's generally not…a good way to do it, because you may introduce shake in to the camera.…Not may, you will.…So, a better way to do it is to use a cable release, and…that's what I've got here.…Now, this cable release is pretty cool, because not only does it…allow me to trigger the camera, it also allows me to program a time into it.…
Joseph explores indoor, candlelit scenes; bright cities, where he shows how to capture spectacular traffic trails; and the great outdoors, under the natural light of the moon and stars. The course also contains tips on using your iPhone or other smartphone for low-light photography—or even as a light source—and enhancing noisy, high-ISO images in post-production.
- Setting up low-light portraits
- Using the iPad as a light source
- Shooting a long exposure of city lights
- Shooting simple night photos
- Exposing for the moon
- Processing night shots with StarStaX