There are a lot of people that are getting into photography these days. I expect that this is due to the fact that digital cameras are really simple for someone to use. You can take some great shots and you don't have to spend an arm and a leg. It is nice to know that the price of digital photography is coming down to where people can afford it.
As easy as they make it for you there are still things that you may want to know that are easy to apply. A lot of new photographers are having a hard time with night photography. One of the problems that you run across, is that a lot of digital cameras just flat out do not perform well under low light. I know a few things that can help with this, one is that when you are taking night time photos you will want to use long exposure. What long exposure will do is let more light in and by doing so it allows for the details of your subject to be captured.
Another thing that you will notice in night photography is if you are shaking, if you are shaking just slightly it will show more than if you were taking a day photo. So if this is a problem for you use a tripod and if you don't have one you will need to rest on something , perhaps on a friends shoulder.
A fun thing that you can do when using long exposure is you can shoot moving lights and get the trails effect, such as lights on a car that is moving on down the road.
These pictures always look pretty cool. When you are using long exposure be sure to take advantage of the fact that you are not limited to still photography, you have creative options when it comes to night photography.
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