Night time!


Mu-43 Regular
Jun 9, 2010
Southern Texas
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I'm still trying to get my techniques down. I'm not sure if what I am doing is correct or not! These were taken a few hours ago. Comments would be lovely!


Administrator Emeritus
Dec 15, 2009
Phila, Pa USA
You seem to have a grasp on things. I'd say your on your way.....
The thing is , is to devote time, no pun intended, to doing this. If you do night work just once in a while, you'll miss the learning curve. You should really just go for it and give it the time to get that curve and your vision on the same track.....

Check out Peter's work....he does really nice low light work.....
pay attention to the details he's able to extract....

your on the right track......shooter


Mu-43 Top Veteran
Jan 14, 2010
Tura Beach, Australia
Real Name
Good stuff. The tent was for 5s and the tree for 4s and both were at ISO100 for f/3.5.

If time is an issue, I would shoot at ISO200. The difference in noise is negligible. I shoot at ISO100 to get 20s and longer exposures for pre-dawn seascapes but if I don't need to deliberately invoke motion blur will leave the camera at its native resolution of ISO200.

From a composition perspective, in the second image you could crop out at least half the grass and around 1/3rd to one half the sky.

I would also shoot longer and probably at f/5.6 to f/7.1 to get a crisper image and more depth of field (not that it is really an issue here).

Overall, the image could be just a little brighter but you will have problems with that bright light blowing out.

Keep them coming. Maybe a series on brightly lit tents at night :biggrin:



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