Low light photography can be a challenging technique that requires skill, patience, and planning. With a strong skill base and creative approach, Low Light photography can open a whole new world of photographic experimentation.
Oh the possibilities. Be sure to take the time necessary to explore options and develop a plan.
This quest will require real research and investigation as a major element of your process. There is much more to low light photography than simply slowing your shutter speed. Soft light, light painting, motion blur, ambience, tone and unpredictable occurrences will all impact the qualities of you image. Its your task to both understand and EXPLORE these as you develop your plan.
Utilize the resources below but also do some investigation of your own, as low light photography can be as inventive and inspiring as you choose to pursue.
- Night Photography Tips for DSLR Users
- Twilight Photography Tips
- How to Shoot Light Trails
- Night Photography Tutorial
- Long Exposure Effects for the Experimental Photographer
- Lots more links on my Diigo Page | Night | Low-Light
- Pinterest Resources/Inspiration
Lynda.com Course Options (lengthy but detailed)
Access individual Chapters and individual video with link below the videos. Use this link to log into your DCL Lynda.com account.
Individual Videos rather than the Courses are all embedded on this extra CC Low light page.
Apply the design process while clearly and thoroughly documenting your process on a Project Page. Read the entire Quest and understand the expectation and requirements before beginning. It's part of the first stage of the design process.
- Describe your composition
- How did you create it?
- Why did you make it the way you did?