Week 3 Photography Challenge – Nighttime

Nighttime Photography can be intimidating as I recently learned while shooting a few bands performing at night, inside, with crazy lighting. We want to challenge the participants this week to interpret and photography what nighttime means to them.

There are a few factors to take into consideration when shooting at night or in low-light situations like every other situation; aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Another, more expensive, consideration is the lens you are using. In my case when I shot the band pictures, I used a 50mm f/1.4 lens. The low aperture allowed me to use a lower ISO setting which caused less noise in the picture and the shutter speed could be set as well so the pictures didn’t come out blurry when the band members moved around on stage. Try to use a low ISO so that you don’t get a noisy or grainy picture.

Now if you are shooting a still object, you can use a longer shutter speed, 3 seconds or longer with a tri-pod to hold your camera still. You know all those pictures you see with the cars zooming by and you just see the car light streak? Tri-pod + loooong shutter speed, or “shutter-slow” as I call it, = streak marks in your photograph. This will also work for meteor showers or a shooting star if you are lucky enough. When using a very long shutter speed, it’s helpful to have a gentle touch on the shutter button or have a remote control. Any bump to the body of the camera can alter your image, which is a bummer to say the least.

Shooting right at dusk is helpful as well. Even though it is not technically night, it shows this way if you take the picture properly. Shooting at dusk will allow you to still get the details of the image while still showing the nighttime setting. Using a light meter can also help you to find proper exposure and then you can always mess around with it from there to get something more creative.

Lastly…DO NOT use your flash. It will alter your image too much. The whole point is to get a nighttime shot…why add light?

Good luck and have fun! We can’t wait to see what gets submitted!!

Week 2 Winner!!!

Congratulations Kayla! Your photograph took the win this week! Keep up the great work! David and Kayla are one step closer to winning the grand prize!!

Remember: You can still use your double voting on both blogs, each blog counts as a separate vote every week!! Aaaannnd….”liking” (all sponsors and Vintage Rabbit and Traci Sewell Photography) and subscribing to the blogs give you extra votes, 1 per action….that’s….8 extra votes!!! Don’t forget to mention that in your voting comment and use them!

Great job to all the contestants! We can’t wait to see what happens next week! Week 3 is Nighttime!

Kayla

Week 2 Contest Entries- VOTE HERE!

Submissions for the first week of the Tracing Rabbits Photography Challenge are listed blow.

To vote, you will need to click on the picture and comment on the picture that you are voting for. If you want credit for liking or following either blog or any Facebook page, you must state that in your comment.

Voting is open for 24 hours only!!! 8am Monday – 8am Tuesday

Don’t forget that you can vote on this website AND on Traci Sewell Photography site. Help your favorite picture win prizes from the following vendors:

Lionsfish53

Noelle Grace Designs

Button Bikini

Nana’s Creations with Love

Precious Little Baby

Over $100 dollars worth of prizes for the winner of the challenge!

 

Voting is open for 24 hours! Hurry! Tell your friends to vote now!

Week 1 Winner!!!

Congratulations David! Your photograph took the win this week! Keep up the great work! David is one step closer to winning the grand prize!!

Remember: Voting is only from 8:00am – 8:00am the next day, don’t delay, gets your votes in early! Also, you can still use your double voting on both blog, each blog counts as a separate vote. Aaaannnd….”liking” (all sponsors and Vintage Rabbit and Traci Sewell Photography) and subscribing to the blogs give you extra votes, 1 per action….that’s….8 each votes!!! Don’t forget to use them!

Great job to all the contestants! We can’t wait to see what happens next week! Week 2 is OverExposed!

Week 1 Contest Entries- VOTE HERE!

Voting is now Closed! Thanks to everyone who voted! Check back here for the results!

 

Submissions for the first week of the Tracing Rabbits Photography Challenge are listed blow.

To vote, you will need to click on the picture and comment on the picture that you are voting for.

Don’t forget that you can vote on this website AND on Traci Sewell Photography site. Help your favorite picture win prizes from the following vendors:

Lionsfish53

Noelle Grace Designs

Button Bikini

Nana’s Creations with Love

Precious Little Baby

Over $100 dollars worth of prizes for the winner of the challenge!

Voting is open for 24 hours! Hurry! Tell your friends to vote now!