Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking a portrait at night, part of Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light.
…So here we are, back in Las Vegas, late in the night.…As you can see it's pitch black outside and we have a beautiful view of the city.…The city lights are all on and it looks absolutely fantastic.…Now you remember that I did mention I was going to do this set up again at sunset.…Unfortunately our sunset wasn't very sunsety.…It just wasn't very orange, so we didn't bother shooting it.…But if you happen to get in the situation and…you have that beautiful orange light that you wanted, you know how to shoot it.…So now, let's take it to the next level, going with this city,…night, light balance.…
So, again, to recap what we're looking at here,…we have a background that is illuminated by the city lights.…It's beautiful out there, but it's remarkably dark.…It may not seem like it is, but it actually is really quite dark.…And in our foreground our model Caroline is really dark.…We're outdoors on this patio there's a little bit of…light coming in from the hotel room, but it's just not enough.…So first, let me take a picture without the flash, so we can see what…
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