OBJECTIVES and STYLE Night visions can be dramatic, mysterious, surrealistic, or abstract. You will learn to use the low light limits of the materials and equipment. You will experiment with slow shutter speed and motion blur. SUBJECTS Look for outdoor scenes that include some lighting from signs, streetlights, cars, etc. Design the light in your composition. A really good time to shoot is during twilight. Twilight is the period between sunset and dusk. During twilight there is still light in the sky.
Experiment with slow shutter speed: motion blur of lights, people, moving objects, etc. Experiment with light painting. Think about the chaotic night life or the eerie feeling at night.
Your night roll should depict a mood or feeling only found at night.
Long exposures also lend themselves to unusual special effects. Vehicle lights, water, smoke and other moving objects create ghostly impressions and trails that can be quite beautiful.
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WHEN Begin shooting in the evening as soon as lights come on, this is known as twilight hour.
ISO It's easier to shoot night with an extremely high ISO in order not to use a tripod... but you will be dealing with NOISE! Make sure your aperture is not higher than 400. Go lower if you can.. ideally 100 iso.
METERING In very low light it is difficult to get a meter reading. Take advantage of your meter's lower limits. The following steps give you reliable readings in very low light.
1. Set you camera's ISO. Use a tripod!!!
2. When metering, spot meter an area that has no lights. Meter the ground, etc... but make sure it's not your darkest area. You want to avoid any street lights or storefront lights in your metering.
3. Compose your image and use your correct settings.
4. For longer exposures than 30 seconds, set the camera is set on B. The shutter is held open with a cable release or an app if your DSLR has bluetooth. Use a tripod.
5. Use only as much depth of field as you need to avoid exposures slower than necessary.
TURN IN You will turn in a digital contact sheet with 36 images. File folder with 36 images, 10 working, and Final 5. You will rename your files LASTNAME_NIGHT(file number). We will have a class critique on the prints to help you determine which compositions work best in regard to the elements and design principles and how to photograph your subject with more interesting viewpoints to attract viewers to your compositions.
WEBSITE UPLOAD TO YOUR WEBSITE YOUR 10 EDITED IMAGES AS A GALLERY.
SELECT YOUR BEST 5 images from your 10 edited and UPLOAD THESE 5 PHOTOS ARE YOUR FINAL FIVE AS A SLIDE SHOW.
WRITE A MINIMUM OF A 2 PARAGRAPH REFLECTION FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENT.