10 Steps to Great Night Photos (Guest Post)

night photography tips from silvio

This is a guest post by Silvio de Pecher, an Italian photographer who runs a website in which he frequently teaches night photography (in Italian). Shoot low ISO. There is a special value called natural ISO that transmits the minimum possible amplification on the sensor. It is generally 100 ISO for Canon and 200 ISO for Nikon. Shooting at this CONTINUE

What is Bulb Mode and 5 Ways to Use It (Long Exposure Photography)

long exposure using bulb

Today’s post is the result of a question from Eric Thant via the “Ask a Question” page.  Eric asked, “How do I shoot the bulb mode?  I am using Nikon 10-24 lens with D90.” What is bulb mode on a camera? That’s simple.  Bulb mode simply allows the photographer to take a picture for as CONTINUE

More than you wanted to know about noise

Night photography - noise

This is a sample chapter from Jim Harmer’s book Improve Your Night Photography.  Check out the book! The success or failure of your night photography will likely depend on whether or not you have fully mastered your low-light shooting technique. A skilled night  photographer can leave a shoot knowing that all of her images were shot correctly CONTINUE