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

10 Tips for light painting (night photography)

Light painting tools photography

Light painting is an incredibly fun technique in which photographers use flashlights, camera flashes, and spotlights to literally paint light into a scene.  It’s one of the most fun night photography techniques.  Many photographers have attempted it, but only a few have mastered it (and I’m admittedly NOT one who has mastered it).  Nevertheless, I CONTINUE