Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing the first location from the Brooklyn Bridge, part of Street Photography: The City at Night.
Hey everyone. Well, those of you that have been here probably know where I am, I'm on the Brooklyn Bridge. It's kinda crazy, it's just before nightfall, which is kind of where we want to be. We want to get here a little before it gets dark. There's all kinds of crazy pedestrians and cyclists and traffic going on. Now the city at night, especially in New York City, this course would not be complete unless we did the iconic skyline view of New York City. And the best place to get that is across the Brooklyn Bridge, where we're going and where we're going to take you, from the other side where you can see the beautiful skyline.
And that's where we're off to, and we better get going because it's getting dark. I'm hustling a little because I want to get there before it gets completely dark. That's where we're going, over by that spot there. That's where you get the nice view. Brooklyn Bridge Park. There's a few spots over there that are going to work. Oh, this is old school.
Wow. Hey, is that digital? No, I didn't think so. I knew that. (laughs) It's getting dark.
- Taking shots of the skyline at night
- Shooting with a long exposure and noise reduction
- Shooting subjects in low light
- Panning with a moving subject
- Shooting light trails
- Zeroing out camera settings after a complex shot