Better Night Photos: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace

Better Night Photos: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace

In this episode Mark Wallace shows you how to create longer exposures for better night photos. You’ll see how you can use a neutral density filter, tripod, and a cable release to control your shutter and camera shake. Mark also explains the best aperture and ISO values to use for low noise and maximum depth of field.

Related products at Adorama:

B + W 46mm #106 1.8 (64X) Neutral Density filter

Cullmann 50081 Magnesit Copter Multi-Tripod with CB2.7 Ball Head

Leica M Digital Rangefinder Camera Body, Type 240

Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super Elamr-M ASPH

Photographs by Mark Wallace

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maktabalain says:

the result is a noisy photo although you were using iso 200´╗┐

Roy G Biv says:

Hmm Leica only goes down to iso 200?
Very noisey image. Beautiful composition but the noise bothered me ­čĄô´╗┐

Andrew may says:

I wouldnt bother using AP mode just use manual its heaps faster running off your light meter and you should have added you dont need a cable release in this day and age just use self timer function´╗┐

iTopCati says:

and inexpencive leica body and lens…. oh wait maybe not so inexpencive… i love this guys tutorials, but these adorama videos are becoming a sales pitch…´╗┐

lamarcy says:

Great Video!!!´╗┐

David Reece says:

Funny how we all were worried the entire clip that he was going to knock it into the river. Whew! Nail biter! LOL! :)´╗┐

nevadaxtube says:

I watched the whole video worrying that he was going to knock his equipment into the river! C'mon Mark, don't drive me crazy!´╗┐

i see my house :D´╗┐

Bestciak says:

You wont get a sharp image at F16 , what you doing man???´╗┐

B+W ND filters are not unexpensive, at all!´╗┐

gobinda nath says:

Nice Video, I learn something from it.´╗┐

Jan Prilepek says:

welcome at Prague Mark :)´╗┐

Great video!´╗┐

Angus Mac says:

With those long exposures, don't forget to pack an extra battery!´╗┐

tobiasvs says:

The first shot was taken at 1/4000 at 800 ISO. Why? You obviously didn't need to shoot at such high ISO? I do think the color in the second shot is much nicer than the third photo, too bad you didn't use a 10-stop ND.´╗┐

a) Beautiful picture! I've thought about getting an ND filter for other reasons. Now, I'm inspired to get one to smooth out my water!
b) Rule of thirds? I can't help but think that the photo would have more impact if the horizon wasn't smack dab in the middle of the frame. Help me learn: why'd you do it that way?´╗┐

Pengkui says:

You could use a self-time instead of the shutter release cable.´╗┐

This video could be repurposed. The title could be something like, "What not to do with your camera equipment, while filming instructional videos." :)´╗┐

loved this and great info…not what I would have thought to get those results…´╗┐

Gunston Gun says:

i see the M in action !´╗┐

I couldn't concentrate Mark! You had a Leica and all that kit poised to take a tumble into the River Danube!´╗┐

jordanthecat says:

At about 3:50 in this video, while you are discussing your neutral density filter, someone else is taking a shot of the same scene using flash.´╗┐

I did not understand what effect you were going for with the F number, what is the specific difference on the far objects?´╗┐

NAZ says:

What camera does this guy have ? It looks awesome´╗┐

Jonz Marz says:

my camera doesn't seem to be able to go more than 30 second exposure :/´╗┐

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