i just realized i never posted these pics from my last trip to maine. and actually, i really like them. most are daytime shots, but the first image was from a long exposure test i did late night while trying to learn some of my new camera’s capabilities. this was the only one i was happy with because it has some personality, like a jazzy version of “starry night”. if you like night photography and are just getting started, check out this post on digital-photography-school.com by robin ryan. and if you’ve been at it for a while and have some great tips of your own, please share them with us in the comments below. i just found another article – very helpful, detailed info by martin bailey over at outdoorphotogear.com.
here are a few tips of my own:
- bring a flashlight. if it’s really dark, you’ll need it for focusing, illuminating things if you want and to see your way around!
- be patient. you’ll likely shoot quite a few pictures of the same shot as you test different exposures for the results you want.
- make sure your tripod is securely set. for this shot, i had it set in sand and it sunk a few times, blurring the shots.
- find your location during the day and think through what you want for the shot. a little planning goes a long way.
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