The Night Time Is The Right Time; Low-Light City Photography Page 2
When it comes to color settings it is all up to your personal preferences. I use sRGB color space since I don’t do a lot of retouching of my photos. I set the camera to the highest amount of saturation to get vivid colors. I don’t touch tonal compensation or hue. I use Manual mode and choose an aperture that suits the composition. It can often be a little tedious to get the right exposure when you start. If you are using a low ISO and need to experiment to get the exposure right it can take quite sometime. A tip is to find the right exposure using a higher ISO and then reshoot the picture at a lower ISO and an equivalent slower shutter speed to get a noise-free picture.
Let’s face it, when you are standing in the dark all by yourself with thousands of dollars worth of equipment you can be a target. Stay away from the loneliest streets and try to be street smart. If something feels wrong, get the heck out of there.
Quick Low-Light Tips
1. Set a low ISO for noise-free pictures.
2. Set the camera to vivid colors.
3. Use a steady tripod for blur-free photos.
4. Use the Exposure Delay mode.
5. Use a remote shutter release or self-timer.
Fredrik Froman is working as an aerospace engineer. To contact Froman, e-mail Fredrik.Froman@Live.se.
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