Night Photography Class

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Night Photography Class PowerPoint from 02/13/2010. This presentation provides recommendation for the various night and low light situations. Learn more at http://www.sandiegophotographyclass.com

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Night Photography Class

  1. 1. Understanding how to shoot<br />Night & Low Light Photography<br />
  2. 2. Brought to you by:<br />Jason Kirby<br />Owner of The Right Light Photography<br />Instructor for <br />San Diego Photography Classes<br />http://www.SanDiegoPhotographyClass.com<br />
  3. 3. Why This Class<br />
  4. 4. Class Introductions<br />What’s your name?<br />What camera do you have?<br />Where did you drive from?<br />
  5. 5. Topics Covered in this Class<br />Difference between night & low light<br />Basics of night & low light photography<br />Using your flash<br />Scenarios and recommended settings<br />Hands on activity<br />
  6. 6. Learning Expectations <br />A foundation of what night photography is<br />Understanding of what settings to use<br />Being more comfortable <br />
  7. 7. Lets Get Started!<br />Remember your favorite scenarios <br />
  8. 8. Night vs. Low Light<br />There is a difference<br />Night Photography<br /><ul><li>Nightscapes
  9. 9. Moon light
  10. 10. City streets
  11. 11. Blurred Motion</li></ul>Low Light Photography<br /><ul><li>Indoors
  12. 12. Higher ISO
  13. 13. Flash
  14. 14. Stopped Action</li></li></ul><li>The Basics<br />Equipment you will need<br />
  15. 15. Limitations of Your Equipment<br />Aperture<br />Maximum aperture of your lens<br />Shutter Speed<br />Bulb, 30 Seconds, 1/4000th<br />ISO Range<br />50-12800<br />
  16. 16. Limitations of Your Equipment<br />Ignore the meter (most of the time)<br />
  17. 17. Test Photos<br />You can’t depend on luck<br />Start with Program Mode<br />Observe the recommended settings<br />Follow my recommendations to start<br />
  18. 18. White Balance <br />Be aware of your White Balance Settings<br />
  19. 19. Using Your Flash<br />
  20. 20. Rear Sync<br />
  21. 21. Rear Sync<br />
  22. 22. Scenarios<br />
  23. 23. Party/Club<br />
  24. 24. Party/Club<br />Recommended Settings<br />Flash = External on Rear Sync and Bounce<br />Mode = Shutter Priority or Time Value<br />ISO = 800<br />White Balance = Flash<br />Tip: Smile<br />
  25. 25. Concert<br />
  26. 26. Concert<br />
  27. 27. Concert<br />Recommended Settings<br />Flash = No Flash<br />Mode = Shutter Priority or Time Value<br />1/10th – 1/30th of a second<br />ISO = 800-1600<br />White Balance = Auto<br />Tip: Hold your hand steady<br />
  28. 28. Nightscapes<br />
  29. 29. Nightscapes<br />
  30. 30. Nightscapes<br />Recommended Settings<br />Flash = No Flash<br />Mode = Shutter Priority or Time Value<br />1/10th – 1/30th of a second<br />ISO = 800-1600<br />White Balance = Auto<br />Tip: Hold your hand steady<br />
  31. 31. Night Portraits<br />Recommended Settings<br />Flash = Rear Sync w/ Diffuser<br />Mode = Aperture Priority<br />f/1.8-4.0<br />ISO = 400-800<br />White Balance = Auto<br />Tip: Use a tripod<br />
  32. 32. Sports<br />
  33. 33. Sports<br /><ul><li>Recommended Settings
  34. 34. Flash = External and full power
  35. 35. Mode = Shutter Priority
  36. 36. 1/125th
  37. 37. ISO = 800-1600
  38. 38. White Balance = Auto or Fluorescent </li></ul>Tip: f/2.8 Lens Helps<br />
  39. 39. Dusk<br />
  40. 40. Dusk<br />
  41. 41. Dusk<br />Recommended Settings<br />Flash = No Flash<br />Mode = Aperture Priority<br />f/8.0 or higher<br />ISO = 200<br />White Balance = Auto<br />Tip: Tripod is a must<br />
  42. 42. Blurring Motion<br />
  43. 43. Blurring Motion<br />
  44. 44. Blurring Motion<br />Recommended Settings<br />Flash = Optional – front or rear curtain sync<br />Mode = Shutter Priority<br />1 second or slower<br />ISO = 200<br />White Balance = Auto<br />Tip: Tripod is a must<br />
  45. 45. Fireworks<br />
  46. 46. Fireworks<br />
  47. 47. Fireworks<br />
  48. 48. Fireworks<br />
  49. 49. Fireworks<br />Recommended Settings<br />Flash = No flash<br />Mode = Shutter Priority<br />8-12 seconds<br />ISO = 200<br />White Balance = Auto<br />Tip: Tripod is an absolute must<br />
  50. 50. Lightning<br />
  51. 51. Lightning<br />
  52. 52. Lightning<br />Recommended Settings<br />Flash = No flash<br />Mode = Shutter Priority<br />30 seconds or Bulb<br />ISO = 100<br />White Balance = Auto<br />Tip: Take cover!<br />
  53. 53. Trick Shots<br />
  54. 54. Trick Shots<br />
  55. 55. Trick Shots<br />Recommended Settings<br />Flash = Use off camera and use test button<br />Mode = Shutter Priority<br />10-15 seconds<br />ISO = 100<br />White Balance = Auto<br />Tip: Play Around<br />
  56. 56. Wrap Up<br />Limitations of your camera<br />Scenarios<br />Party/Club<br />Concert<br />Nightscapes<br />Sports<br />Dusk<br />Blurring Motion<br />Fireworks<br />Trick shots<br />Lightning<br />
  57. 57. Did I Forget Anything?<br />
  58. 58. Hands On Activity!<br />Lets GO!<br />But Before We Do…<br />
  59. 59. Don’t Forget… <br />Practice, Practice, Practice<br />Share, Critique, Enjoy<br />
  60. 60. Evaluations<br />Please take a few minutes to evaluate this course and give your feedback to make the next one even better<br />
  61. 61. Post Your Photos<br />Log on to Meetup.com and post your new pictures and leave some feedback to make the next meetup even better!<br />
  62. 62. Now Lets GO!<br />

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