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Task 2 research

  1. 1. Task 2 Research By: Jonathan Newton Unit 21 TASK 2
  2. 2. How to capture photos in city environments TASK 2
  3. 3. Capturing Night Signs  When taking photos of signs at night. The most important factor is light. The mix of bright sign and the a dark background can confuse the camera, if you leave it over or under exposed. So aim for a exposure which is in the middle. So for example in this shot the reds. Shutter Speed: 1/50 Aperture: F/2.8 ISO Speed: 100 Flash: Not fired TASK 2
  4. 4. Stunning Cityscapes  To take photos of cityscapes, you need to be in the evening or morning, the golden hour is 1 hours before or after sun set or sun rise. Keep the attraction in the right or left 3rd. Try and make sure there are lots of lights on in offices. Turn the dial to AV. I want f/8 and upwards to give a greater depth of field. Use a self timer so there is no blurring. Shutter Speed: 1.320 Aperture: F/4.5 ISO Speed: 100 Flash: Fired TASK 2
  5. 5. Photographing Bridges • Bridges are lit up at night so they look stunning when photographed well. Keep the bridge in the centre to right or left 3rd. Make sure the water is in the bottom of the photography and there are building in the background. Again keep the mode in AV and choose F/16. or a long exposure around 1 to 30 seconds, for a silky water effect. For warmer colours set the white balance from auto to daylight. Shutter Speed: 15/1 Aperture: F/5.6 ISO Speed: 100 Flash: Fired TASK 2
  6. 6. Monuments at Night  Architecture take son a different form at night time, especially when there is movement in front of the object. When attempting a image like this it is a good idea to use a tripod and maybe a wide angle lense. Set the camera into AV mode and choose a small aperture for a deep depth of field to make the building look super sharp F/16 or above. Let the camera choose the correct shutter speed. So you can catch the moment correct. Shutter Speed: 15/1 Aperture: F/16 ISO Speed: 250 Flash: Flash TASK 2
  7. 7. Capturing Street Life  Capturing night movement is can be one of the most amazing peace's of photography . Capturing the light tails successfully use a tripod to keep the light a buildings sharp. Turn the mode to M and use a small aperture between F/11-F/32 for a greater depth of field. Set the ISO at 100 to keep the digital noise at bay. A shutter speed of 6 seconds allows a clear shot of the lights but also keeping background clear enough Shutter Speed: 6/1 Aperture: F/9 ISO Speed: 100 Flash: Fired TASK 2
  8. 8. Recommended Settings  Night photography is a challenge, and quite often experimentation is the key to success. It is possible to handhold a camera and still shoot at night but this may require a wider aperture, a higher ISO rating and some flash so that the images don’t become blurry. You are usually working with shutter speeds of 1/15th of a second or slower. If you use a tripod then you can afford to use AV (aperture priority) mode and let the camera choose the shutter speed. TASK 2
  9. 9. Recommended Equipment  a wide-angle lens is very useful  A tripod is required when shooting in low-light in order to avoid camera shake. Tripods allow you to have longer shutter times and therefore avoid using flash TASK 2
  10. 10. Conclusion  Photographing cityscapes at night can be challenging and you should expect to be outdoors for some time, experimenting with shutter speeds and effects. Remember that you have to be patient when using slow shutter speeds. The results aren’t always predictable because the majority of the lighting is artificial and at times not stationary. Unpredictability is part of the fun of creativity. TASK 2