When darkness falls, light plays its own song everywhere. And, it is bliss that we have a moment freezer with us now to capture the beauty of this light. Night photography is probably the most challenging and most interesting photography of all times. So, if you are a dweller of stars and colorful lights - this is what you want to be doing with your camera at night!


The things you will need are: a tripod and extra lights (but this varies).


A tripod is a must while doing night photography: the camera focuses on light to capture pictures and since you will be using slow shutter speed to capture all your pictures even the slightest tilt or shiver will affect your snapshot. Additionally, you also have to turn on your focus to manual, for in poor light conditions often the camera is against your concept.
Moving on, although there are various types of night photography one can engage in, this time our focus is on capturing the motion of light and painting with light.


Motion of light: Fix your tripod to your camera and set the camera to a lower shutter speed: probably a speed of more than 2 seconds (however, this depends according to your situation). Whilst doing this, you must also observe your focus and adjust the aperture accordingly. While doing night photography, you can also play with the ISO however; keep in mind that intensifying the ISO will produce more grains in your photograph. So, you must be apt with this option. When all is set - release your shutter to capture the motion of light. And, you should have a beautiful shot in hand!


Painting with light in the wall: What you need is a torch or a laser light. Time your camera to click by setting your camera to a lower shutter speed and then, draw with your light while the shutter is being released –with the sound of the click you will see your painting in the wall. This is a tricky process so be patient and you should get the shot eventually.


Night photography is definitely an interesting and fun skill to learn. We will be back next month with more photography styles and techniques. Till then - click away!