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Night photography

By Jakob Jelling

Acquiring a new digital camera every user has the urge to venture into new areas of expertise that were otherwise not feasible so easily for the common photographer. Also, this urge opens up new scopes for discussing and analyzing these different areas of art with the help of the digital camera so that every user can benefit to some good extent. Such an area of analysis is night photography, made easy with the use of the digital camera. An out of this world creation of art can be made possible with this so called night photography, it can produce some of the most dramatic images that a photographer can create, and it can also be one of the more difficult types of photography to learn and master. This makes night photography so mystic and ethereal to the eyes of the common photographer. This discussion is thus focused towards bringing that out of this world experience within the grab of the common man and lover of art, with the boon of the digital camera!

A large number of photographers, including even professionals, have the sad experience of shooting poor quality night photographs, simply because it requires a lot of techniques and dedication with proper knowledge. Such pictures mostly tend to become out of focus, develop incorrect exposure, or things may get worse such that the wrong part of the photo becomes tinted. Some tips do exist for shooting great nighttime photographs. Beginning with him or her it can be noted that everyone must know in advance and also plan about where to take the nighttime photography session. The photographer must be very much aware of when and where the sun will be setting or the moon will be rising if planning to include them in the photographs too. Again, it is very much advisable to bring and use a tripod for the digital camera during night photography sessions. As the quantity of light is reduced during night thus a greater amount of exposure is required for shooting during night photography sessions. It's quite frequent to have exposures of an entire second or more during nighttime photography. With exposures longer than 1/30 of a second, a tripod is essential in order to ensure that camera shake doesn't affect the quality of the photographs being taken to precisely. Hence it is a very essential device.

It is also wise to carry and use a bubble level during night photography sessions. A level has the property to make sure that the digital camera is level and can prevent the exasperating problem of images running down hill in the final image or pictures. Also people must use a cable release for the digital camera during night photography sessions. Some digital cameras are outfitted so as to use a cable release for remote operation of the shutter button, this is good and photographers must make good use of them. During lengthy exposures for night photography, the camera shake caused by depressing the shutter button on the digital camera often gets into the pictures. Even if the digital camera is not equipped with a cable release option, the users can provide a self-timer for the same purpose and avoid the camera shake caused.

Another essential thing for night photography is to adjust the ISO setting higher on the digital camera to allow the use of a faster shutter speed. It is important for night photography sessions for good results.

Thus as per the above discussion a lot of information regarding the digital camera and associated night photography get exposed to light. Also it can be stated here that with these knowledge and mere practice even novice and casual photographers can also develop the expertise of night photography. After all the night with its dark trails have a lot of hidden beauties.

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