Wandering around the city on Friday night with a camera can be interesting – meeting drunk people who have no idea what you’re doing and why [goes both ways]. However, you can get amazing views and photos. Night photography is a trial and error so don’t be pissed if you’re first picture sucks! :) I was also lucky enough to see the full Moon, so let’s go and see those pics.
Brno city [Czech republic] offers some really cool views and this church has amazing lighting. I shot it with Olympus E-PL5, ISO 400, f5.3 and shutter speed little under 1 second. Another one is a crossroad with passing cars – kind of hard to see the cars so late but I was patient enough. Here I used ISO 640, f13 and shutter speed 10 seconds.
My favourite shot is of course The Moon! I couldn’t get it right for a while. Three weeks ago I didn’t zoom in for it, a week later I shot it without a tripod and it was impossible to focus. But this week I managed to get the shot to be satisfied with. It’s important to get the focus right and have really small ISO because The Moon is bright enough and it can be easily overexposed. I used ISO 200, f11 and shutter speed 1/250 and here’s the result:
I love shooting stars and I can’t wait to go to the wild nature far from any city and shoot some beauties. Stars photography look very different when you’re away from city lights – in the middle of nowhere. But in the city it might look like this: