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.
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…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