Project 52: Week 8 - Low Light

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Project 52: Week 8 - Low Light

Thought we might want to try something different for our Week 8 project, which is LOW LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

According to Wikepedia: Low light photography or Night photography refers to photographs taken outdoors between dusk and dawn. Night photographers generally have a choice between using artificial light and using a long exposure, exposing the scene for seconds, minutes, and even hours in order to give the film or digital sensor enough time to capture a usable image. With the progress of high-speed films, higher-sensitivity digital image sensors, wide-aperture lenses, and the ever-greater power of urban lights, night photography is increasingly possible using available light.

Here is a great website that gives you tips on low light photography here

Have fun EVERYONE! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

EL2
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Here is my first try. These are not outdoor photos. But I used artificial light coming from the laptop.

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El, great shot! pretty dang good seeing u only used the laptop light. You should take the same shot with your son laying on his belly feet up and crossed watching a cartoon movie on the laptop. Although u might have to pause the movie to get the shot. Just an idea:)

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El! You're making this wait even harder! The closer it gets, and the more Mk III photos I see from you (especially the low light), the more I want that dang thing! This theme is coming a little too early for me Wink I'll definitely see what I can do though. I have one idea in mind. Hopefully I can get out there and get it done this week.

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Tialee thanks for that idea.

Stephanie - I know when you get your MK3 you'll do wonders with it. ISO was really high, I think it was at 12800... yikes... lol. But DH was such a sport about it.

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I love your use of light, El! Really fun shot Smile

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I got some really good (eerie) ones in the fall at night, but I've been so worn out lately even my regular photography has been falling behind.

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Great one, El! I have a realllllly good idea that I'm going to try out tonight. Let's hope it turns out Wink

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Midnight snack!

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I love the midnight snack one Smile I will try to get something for this! I have been slacking!!

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These are both AWESOME, El!!! I have an idea I want to try. I hope I can get to it tonight.

Best,
GiGi

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dp, sorry.

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I can't help but to think of the night sky...

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Great detail in the moon! Love it!!

My idea didn't work last night because Ryken woke up Wink I ended up turning Sully's star lights on. My tripod broke, so I had to hold the camera. It turned out pretty bad, but here it is! lol Smile


IMG_3814 by willis2485, on Flickr

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LOVE the midnight snack shot and the moon has great detail.

I took this tonight and it conveniently fits the theme! My youngest fell asleep next to me while I was reading to my middle boy :love10:


Day 52 by KMS-Photography, on Flickr

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when working before sunrise this morning, I saw some neat light spilling from my desk lamp to the bed behind me. So I stuck my angel (she always sits on my desk and watches over me) in a big puddle of the light and this is what I got:

I can't decide which crop I like best.

I still have something in mind for a "night" shot. Am hoping to get to it this weekend.

GiGi

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Very nice, Katie and Kerry! Gigi, I love that Biggrin I think I like the second one best. I like the light trailing behind the figurine.

Another from me. It's kind of boring, but I like it anyway

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Very cool shots ladies. They are all so creative! El, I can't believe your ISO was so high! Kerry, those eyelashes are amazing! Gigi, I love the light on your angel.

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Took me all week, but here's what I have.

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Really cool shots in this one, wow!

I combined my need for a pollution photo for my local camera club with this topic, and got this:
Factory at Night

Not too exciting, but definitely low light, and I think the effect overall is kind of neat.

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Dang, I need to get my butt in gear! I'm late for this one!

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Me too!! :/ and the red one ugh

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I got this one just need to process it and post.

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I mean, I have a ton of new moon shots from the past several days/week, but I wasn't sure that the moon qualified.

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Amy, I think the moon qualifies, per El's definition... an outdoor shot with a long exposure.

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I agree, Tracy. You could definitely use your moon shots, Amy!

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Ok well thanks, except that I almost always shoot the moon at fast speed, when I am shooting just the moon (without any landscape)....but I also have some sunset photos I recently took with my iPhone, at Twin Lakes Park! Smile

So here are way too many pics LOL......guess I am making up for missing the last 1-2 weeks Sad

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Such great ideas here ladies! I am going to have to set up my tripod b/c I want to do this one. I want to push myself! LOVING the different ideas!

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I managed to get something Smile Not what I had in mind, but the weather didn't cooperate with me, so I had to think of something else.


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Struggled with this one, my outdoor shots didn't work, so I tried some indoors the only light is from my en-suite bathroom. What I like about it is the warm glow of the light, wish I had gotten better focus on her eyes though.