Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking a creative approach to lighting structures at night, part of Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light.
…I'm currently standing in what appears to be the ruins of an old mining town,…not honestly sure what it is or frankly where we are.…But as you can see, I have this really interesting structure with arches and…little miniature chambers in here.…And what I want to do is take advantage of the receding light that we have, and…once it gets totally dark, start lighting each individual chamber with just…one flash and a series of colored gels.…So, here's essentially what I'm going to do.…I've got my camera set up all ready to go here, and what I want to do is…open the shutter on the camera for a long period of time in bold or in time mode.…
And then, walk around this structure firing the light into the chambers and…filling it with the different colored gels.…So again, I have a single light.…I got a bunch of different gels here.…We've got a green, red, orange and blue.…We'll see what looks good.…And, again, a cable release on the camera here so that I can…trigger the shutter without having to worry about moving or shaking the camera.…
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