Photography for Beginners Part 14: Night Photography
Photography for Beginners Part 15: Types of Night Photography
I didn’t include any images in my Night Photography posts because they were already overly long. So I’m displaying a few here.
All photos were taken with my current camera, a Fujifilm X-T20 with an APS-C crop sensor. All focal lengths are given in full frame equivalents.
All of the photos are SOOC (straight out of camera) JPEGS. SOOC means you haven’t done any editing. Though I did reduce resolution so the files wouldn’t take up too much of my limited WP storage allowance.
Lifeguard stand at Madison Park in February.
A good bench for pondering the possibilities created by this bridge. You can take a relatively short jaunt out to Snoqualmie Falls, or travel to the other side of the continent. Posted for CB&W.
Normally I shoot photos one at a time. I don’t follow active children around or shoot sports, and even with squirrels and birds I usually take single shots. But sometimes with a quickly moving target I switch to burst mode to try to make sure I get at least one pic that has focus nailed and a good expression, turn of head or whatever.
Shooting in bursts like this is called “spray and pray.” It’s a somewhat derogatory term because rather than depending on skill and technique you’re betting that quantity will lead to something of quality. Derogatory or not, spraying and praying can be useful! And sometimes you end up with a fun sequence, like this seagull getting surprised by a wave.