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May 9, 2016

Tackle the challenge of night photography

Night-Shift_SQ-110.jpgThink back to some of the best photos you ever produced and ask yourself this question:
How many were taken at night?
Odds are most were not.

There is an easy explanation for this. Daytime is full of the most important ingredient necessary for great images -- Abundant light.

Night-Shift_200.jpgIf you go fishing you naturally travel to ponds, lakes, streams and oceans known to be well stocked with fish.
As a photographer you naturally follow the same logic, looking for a subject bathed in all manner of light such as an exquisite sunrise or dramatic sunset.

Nikonians Team member Dusan Labuda (DusanLabuda) from Slovakia takes the hunt for great images into the most challenging of situations.
He calls it the Night Shift.
Deliberately shooting in the low light world requires you to "shift" you're thinking about the gear and the techniques you plan to use.

Dusan describes it like this:
"Low light, an unusual ratio of highlights and shadows will force a photographer to think a bit more than before a common daylight shooting. The hunt for light will force you to use your gear to the fullest potential."

Read his article titled NIGHT SHIFT - Introduction to night photography and you are guaranteed to improve your chances of coming back in the morning with a few great "keepers."

Posted by flashdeadline at May 9, 2016 8:58 AM