DSLR Tutorial: Night Photography

DSLR Tutorial: Night Photography

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marten mool says:

very good and very emportant

supermike says:

VERY helpful! Thanks for sharing

SLRHUT says:

Photography at night is a little tricky but if you know the basics of it, you’ll surely capture the perfect images that show the beauty of the evening.   

I'm planning to do this but how about doing a focus point.

Jose Z says:

What about a t3i? 

dbsshadow says:

what if your just going about at night with no equipment but your camera and dont have a tripod?

this was really helpful and easy to understand 

Asa Lees says:

very well explained thank you.

Hi, I just recently got my first DSLR, a Nikon D7000, and I've seen people take pictures where the sky is blurred and I'm assuming they accomplish this by slowing down the shutter speed or something, could you inform me on how to take such a shot? Thank you :)

I own a Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 18-270mm.
Great allround lens, but not ideal as it has an F.stop of around 2.8 I think.

What is a good lens with a lower f.stop, that would also work for night shots?

Great video btw! 

ARE YOU SAM PUCKETT'S DAD?? LOL jk great video!

Peter Barnes says:

dude I love the pop punk intro!  Great tips as well!

mauriziodrei says:

very useful! Thank you

Calivenom says:

Thanks for this! I just got my Nikon D7000 and your tips really help! Subscribed!

How To Do Night Photography by[ Amy R.] great video lot of information

CUN006 says:

Thanks! But how to set exposure compensation value in this case then?

Agus Widjaja says:

Great tutorial, but the background music is annoying.

Aha!!! Thanks for the tip bro! My so called friends won't even tell me their settings WTH?!!! Hahaha 

Navjot Singh says:

great video and thanks for explaining about the settings, does night photography really needs 'neutral density filter' if we use shutter speed at BULB or 30" ??

hi, can a normal DSLR shoot night photo well…Such as Nikon D3200 24.2MP Digital SLR

Very inspiring video :)

You forgot tripod…

cxyla dexn says:

I want to take pictures where i dont use the flash and when i go to focus before i even take the pic, i want it to come out like that. but it ends up brightening the picture even without flash and i want it purposly dimmer. how do i prevent that

Good stuff!…Liked and subscribed.

CutePets says:

you can't have a shutter speed ten + seconds without tripod or else the outcome of the photo will blur right? I have never owned a tripod so my question is; which type of tripod would you recommend for a beginner with easy use and possibly light weighted? 🙂 

OMG! Mark we need you on Haunter's Hangout! A majority of  Halloween Haunters cannot take night pictures or videos. Would love to talk to you more about it. Can you PM me on FB Juli Riedel. Great video and would love to see more!

I truly love your youtube channel. I will revisit and watch a few of your youtube videos. I can hardly wait longer.

peterboi says:

Thanks I really enjoyed this video, it was very informative and it helped me out!

Awesome night photography tutorial to make the best quality photos. #nightphotography   #tipsandtricks   #tutorial   #video  

my goodness… some videos ive watched on this dont actually show the adjustments or are an hour long… thank you!

I Have a Cannon 50D and it takes great pictures.
I was trying some night photography, and every picture was out of focus like camera shake.. so I was going crazy wondering why the hell my pictures are not focused.
I had everything correct I been a photographer for over 20 years and knew my Apture was set to 32 very high dept of field , my shutter was set to 30 seconds, and ISO 100
so there was no reason for out of focus pictures.. EXCEPT! 1 thing I didn't realize, and yes it was my TRIPOD.. the tripod I was using was cheep for one thing the other is that on the specs of the tripod it said max weight was 2 pounds 3 ounces. my camera weights twice that at lease,  and sure enough I turned my live fiew on and zoomed in to check the focus and the focus was dead on crisp, but even when I was not touching the camera or the tripod, the dam picture was floating left and right and up and down so slightly on it's own as if the ground was slightly moving slowly.. AH HUH.. that was it my dam tripod was causing camera shake enough to fuzz the image…
so check your tripod people make sure it's solid,  I went and bought a real nice tripod, the entire thing was made of metal so the camera mounted solid and didn't move a hair, I even tapped the tripod with a pencil and there was no shake,  I paid $400 + for my tripod but worth every penny believe me , if your going to do night photography don't skimp on the cost of your tripod, I got a  Gitzo GT-531  and it hasn't failed me yet.

Mj Tabal says:

Finally! THE most sensible and quick tutorial on night photography. Thanks, mate!

Awesome video! Will this also help with taking a close picture of the moon? I have a d3300 by the way.

Septimus says:

So I took out my DSLR on a pretty night, set it on a cheap tripod. Aimed at a nice city skyline with some lights, set exposure to 30 seconds, the result was crap. It's so much harder than you think lol.

Padraic Reid says:

Excellent instructional video. Thanks.

Nice channel. Great resource…..All the best…

I just got my first DSLR I have never shot at night before I have little experience from 7 years ago in Graphic Design classes, I don't exactly get what you mean when you say ISO = slower grain, Slower Shutter Speed = more chance of blur. I thought you want no blur with slower shutter speed because the slower the shutter speed the more light you get through the more clear shot you get? I don't understand.

dhdoctors says:

Great tips. And make sure your tripod is planted , definitely remote shutter control or at least shutter delay, and mirror lock up… Boom, slay the night time!

Jim Marchand says:

Question I just got a Cool Pix L 840 digital camera .What is the best ISO setting for this camera my new camera dose't have a F scale stetting on it .My ISO goes from 125 to 6400 . .I am trying to take night pictures of the Boston sky line .

Nice footage. 👍.

He just sneaked in the cover girl mood in there 🙌🏼

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