Night Shoot at Bluewater
My latest Trip has brought me back to Bluewater in kent for a night shoot at bluewater
this time in time for the festive lights around the centre and to do some
long exposures. I has the good fortune to be joined by a fellow photographer
Dan who contacted me about some Photo trips, so we decided to join up and set off to Bluewater to see what we could find.
We started off with some long exposure shots as bluewater is a busy shopping centre
so having no shortage of light trails to photograph.
Afterwards we decided to have a good look round at the other lights sources that are available
and there is no short supply of these, from decorative trees to reindeer.
We eventually found a nice quiet spot with some small pond area which presented some great
reflections against the light up buildings.
So what equipment did we use.
The most important piece of kit required for a night shoot as well as long exposures is yes you guested it A Tripod, in order to stop camera shake a tripod is a must any good stable tripod will do it does not call for really expensive ones, however based on experience a heavy weight style normally works best.
We both used a wide angle lens for the duration of the shoot and with the camera in Manual mode using different shutter speeds to accomplish different looks, with ISO ranging from 100-800 depending on the amount of light in your shot.
All in all a great night shoot with some great results, thanks to Dan for coming along it was lots of fun and i’m sure that there will be another trip very soon.
They vary using Manual mode
f/stop 10-11 to 13-14 depending on the amount of light in your images to start with
shutter speed I was using anything from 3sec to 15-30 secs again depending on the available light in the image
ISO I tried to keep it as low as possible 100 however keeping below 800 worked fine.
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