Night photography – quick tips – Canon

Night photography – quick tips – Canon


NIGHT CITYSCAPES:
LEARN FROM THE PROFESSIONALS There’re three things to remember if
you want to master night photography. You need to be thinking
about stability of the camera, the settings of the camera itself, and
also the optical quality of the lenses. Night time’s set in, and,
for the best quality pictures, I’d always suggest
using the lowest ISO possible. In combination with what’s
going to be a slow shutter speed, I’ve got my
camera set to ISO 100. That requires my camera
to be completely stable. Use a cable release or
remote to isolate any movement away from the camera body
when depressing the shutter. Shoot on a prime lens,
or a good quality zoom lens. For this shot I’ve
chosen a 50 mm to put an emphasis
on the city skyline. With regards to
aperture, I’ve gone for 5.6 as I know it’s
pin-sharp on this 50 mm. Try manually focussing
on your point of interest using Live View at
maximum magnification. It’s a great way to get
the best detail in your pictures. But, remember to keep
the lens on manual focus. I’ve got my shutter
speed set at 8 seconds to capture this
great shot of the city and to place emphasis
on the dramatic sky. Working at night gives
you incredible flexibility. I’m now going to use
a faster shutter speed to shift the emphasis
onto the city lights. Most scenes at night are a heady
mixture of different light sources. So you can, like exposure, make some creative
choices about white balance. By selecting Tungsten, the camera’s going to correct
for all the warm tones in the picture, and I’m actually going to get quite
a bluey-green finish to the image. In contrast to the first
picture, by selecting Daylight, the image is going to
come out a lot warmer, and the lights are going to
have an orange glow to them. I’ve moved to a busy part of the
city to shoot some moving traffic. With a slow shutter speed
it’s going to leave light trails right across the frame. My priority here is shutter speed. I’ve got it set at 4
seconds on ISO 200 and F14, which gives me the correct exposure. It’s quite a long exposure, so I’ve still got my camera
on a tripod to keep it sharp. You can easily introduce
a subject into the foreground by adding in a bit of flash. The subject will be lit by a
burst of light from the flash. But they’re going to
have to be really still, as I’m still doing that long
exposure for the light trails. The camera’s in manual
mode, so I’ve got full control. Shutter speed’s at 2
seconds, aperture F11, ISO 200. Switch the flash on and make sure
your subject stands nice and still.

29 thoughts on “Night photography – quick tips – Canon

  • March 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    Permalink

    Nicely done! Short and to the point with verbal and visual communication of camera settings.

    Reply
  • October 2, 2016 at 7:49 am
    Permalink

    Oh my god this helped me so much. Newby in photography here.

    Reply
  • December 8, 2016 at 6:13 am
    Permalink

    What camera model are you using

    Reply
  • December 29, 2016 at 7:47 pm
    Permalink

    canon eos 550 photographie

    Reply
  • February 3, 2017 at 10:49 pm
    Permalink

    Not helpful at all.

    Reply
  • February 9, 2017 at 2:44 pm
    Permalink

    Quick Tip – next time use a proper mic, the audio is shit

    Reply
  • February 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm
    Permalink

    anyone know why he was using low shutter speed ? then when i setting up my iso to 100 yeah, the picture getting low noise but more darker..

    Reply
  • February 18, 2017 at 10:48 pm
    Permalink

    Nice video i just recently got in to filmaking and this video helped a lot

    Reply
  • February 20, 2017 at 2:10 am
    Permalink

    Just getting back into my photography, this was very helpful.

    Reply
  • April 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm
    Permalink

    Wäre schön wenn es auf deutsch wäre.
    Da schaue ich doch lieber deutsche Tutorials z.B. von Benjamin Jaworskyj.

    Reply
  • April 29, 2017 at 8:07 am
    Permalink

    Yes this is eye opening; thank you.

    Reply
  • April 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Permalink

    Dommage qu'il n'y ait pas une traduction pour les français qui achètent du matériel Canon.

    Reply
  • May 5, 2017 at 10:24 am
    Permalink

    Bonjour et un grand merci pour vos précieux conseils. Mes salutations à vous..Michel.

    Reply
  • May 9, 2017 at 9:18 pm
    Permalink

    Thank you, Canon 🙂 .Straight to the point!

    Reply
  • May 10, 2017 at 1:34 am
    Permalink

    Superb tips. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
  • May 10, 2017 at 8:36 am
    Permalink

    I just love the way u explained…..

    Reply
  • June 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm
    Permalink

    Awesome, really helpful. 🙂

    Reply
  • August 16, 2017 at 5:55 am
    Permalink

    One of the best videos that helped me ! Thanks !!

    Reply
  • December 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    Permalink

    Thank you but i think the flash image was the only one that wasn't good…

    Reply
  • February 7, 2018 at 6:22 pm
    Permalink

    Was trying to find where he was for ages but think he is on the top balcony of 'Aragon Tower, George Beard Rd, London SE8 3AH, UK' (Google Maps)

    Reply
  • February 23, 2018 at 6:05 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks for good info

    Reply
  • April 30, 2018 at 9:12 pm
    Permalink

    For light trails where should be the focus point?

    Reply
  • September 15, 2018 at 3:10 am
    Permalink

    This quick tips video would be much better if it referenced the appropriate "How to" videos. The book that came with my SL2 has pages and font too small to read, so I come here. But statements like "Try using manual focus … using night view …" are OK for seasoned users, but for beginners like me, a corresponding "How to" video would be nice. How do I switch to night view?

    The screens I see on this camera don't match the screens on my camera.

    Reply
  • September 17, 2018 at 8:28 am
    Permalink

    WOw

    Reply
  • January 1, 2019 at 9:42 pm
    Permalink

    awesome video, would be better if you told those of us who are new to this how to use all those options, but an awesome video none-the-less!

    Reply
  • February 20, 2019 at 3:09 pm
    Permalink

    The warmer effect (day light option) here was beautiful man. Very good shot.

    Reply
  • April 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm
    Permalink

    is that a t 7i?

    Reply
  • May 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm
    Permalink

    I don't know how many times I've watched this video but being a rookie photographer I've actually watched this while out doing night photography and it helps me so much

    Reply
  • May 29, 2019 at 4:20 am
    Permalink

    What thr best setting for the 1300d? Also will I get better light trails using the 50mm f/1.8 stm with a lens hood?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *