Travel Photo Thursday: Shooting Calgary at Night
This is not my usual sort of travel photo Thursday blog; but what it does do, is take you on my journey to improve my photography. In this week’s class we spent time shooting Calgary at night – but playing around while we did it – zooming, tilting and panning – then checking out the effects.
We were given a very handy night exposure chart – listing night scenes with ISO, f – stops and shutter speeds, so I had half a chance of getting the correct exposure.
All of these shots were taken in manual focus mode with an ISO of 400 , an aperture of f11 and a shutter speed of between six and eight seconds. I turned the anti vibration off and played with the white balance too – alternating between daylight and tungsten mode.
The commuter train in action
Calgary downtown on a January night
Zooming in, half way through the exposure
Panning the camera from top to bottom - half way through the exposure
Another zooming shot
Not many lights turned off
Looking east in Calgary - photographed using the daylight setting on the white balance
Same photograph - tungsten white balance
Have you tried zooming or panning to great effect?
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