13 Apr Redline Opera
Sydney PhotoWALK Announced
Photowalks are fast becoming something a lot of friendly photographers look forward to. Myself and Rob Potter have enjoyed organising them and more than anything are humbled by the amount of people that are coming along, time and time again. It is with excitement that I let you know about the next Sydney PhotoWALK. It is on the 5th May, a Sunday afternoon stroll around Darling Harbour for Sunset. CLICK HERE for all of the nitty gritty details.
Today’s iCandy – Redline Opera
Shooting at night opens up a whole bunch of other unique opportunities, especially when it comes to shutter speed. If you have a sturdy tripod you can experiment with the slowest of shutter speeds and get interesting effects with light trails from cars etc. This is a few exposures taken to get the different parts of the image correct. I took this on one of our Sydney PhotoWALKS.
The Technical Mumbo Jumbo
[tabbed tabs=”Camera|Mode|ISO|Aperture|Shutter|Lens|Filter|Other info”] [tab] I used my trusty D800 for this one [/tab] [tab] I used Aperture Priority (aka AV) [/tab] [tab] ISO100 – I always shoot as low as possible [/tab] [tab] f6.3 [/tab] [tab] 3 exposures, 2.5sec, 10 seconds and 20 seconds[/tab] [tab] Nikon 14-24mm lens [/tab] [tab] No filter used [/tab] [tab] I shot this on my Really Right Stuff TVC-33 tripod (there is no way to get a sharp shot hand held at these slower shutter speeds). Once home the shot was Post processed using Photoshop CS6, I took a few exposures to get the light trails I wanted and added them into my shot later with Layer masks in Photoshop. The shorter exposures were to get the street lights and Opera house properly exposed, the 20 second exposure was to get the long red tail lights as the cars went past. An easy trick to do if you are shooting on a tripod [/tab] [/tabbed]