The scences at night always appeal to you by its magical beauty and you want to capture these beautiful pictures of the night scenery? The following article will help you get the necessary experience to capture a stunning night shots.
1. Use a tripod
Tripod is the most effective tool for taking beautiful night shots. When shooting in low light conditions such as night scenes, the shutter speed should be slowed down to increase the amount of light entering the camera and ISO sensitivity becomes higher. As a result, the image tends to become unclear because of camera shake due to increased noise.
If you hold the camera steady with a tripod, you can capture a clear picture, not blurred, even at slow speeds. At the same time, set the ISO sensitivity down to the lowest possible value. Although this setting will make the shutter speed slower, but you do not need to worry about blur problem because the camera has a tripod to stabilize. Furthermore, a low ISO sensitivity can help reduce noise. The minimum value of the ISO sensitivity vary by model, but you should set between ISO100 to ISO400.
When you use a tripod, turn off the SteadyShot anti-shake function to prevent malfunction due to overlapping of functions. In addition, the camera shake caused by pressing the shutter button also cause blurred images. To prevent unwanted blur, try to set the timer effect is 2 seconds.
Now, without a tripod, what should you do? Without a tripod, be leaning against a wall or pillar, or set the camera near the railing or any flat surface to keep it stable, no vibration and reduce blur.
If you can not do these above things, the top priority is use faster shutter speeds to minimize camera shake. If the blur occurs when shooting with the speed set by the automatic function, increase the ISO sensitivity manually. The maximum available value of ISO sensitivity vary by model. Because the ISO sensitivity is increased to ISO6400, 12800 and further up the shutter speed will be faster and less blurry images. However, the image may be noise and loss of detail.
2. Brightness and color
You can adjust the brightness using the exposure compensation feature. The human eye recognition night sky is “dark” and the light of the buildings or lamp is “light”. However, the camera tries to recreate all scenes with the same brightness standards, regardless of it’s light or dark scenes. So, when capturing night shots, the dark part as the night sky and the bright parts like light emitted from the building are combined together, the exposure determined by the camera may not reproduce properly brightness that human eyes perceive. This makes it difficult to achieve the desired results when shooting night scenes, such as the night sky has white color or street lights were lack of color.
Now, switch to color setting. You can use the white balance feature to adjust the overall tone. Auto white balance [AWB], feature in which the camera automatically determine tone, can reproduce colors faithfully truth. However, when capture a night scence, if you choose to set [Fluorescent: Warm White], the image will be slightly leaning blue tones, is more appropriate for describing the characteristics of the artificial light. In addition, strong light, such as buildings or urban lights tend to become somewhat white when put into the shape and color of the subject does not look like you desire life. In such cases, adjust the saturation to the + side of the setting options in the creative type to light vivid, brighter.
3. Using Lenses with fixed focal
With small f parameters (fast maximum aperture), fixed focal lens enables a large amount of light enters the camera. So you can capture night shots with reduced blur and noise, even in low light conditions. Similarly, you can also shoot portraits and snapshots with strongly blurred background.
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