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Old Montreal at Night

Old Montreal at Night

Old Montreal at Night

Old Montreal is busy when the weather heats up. I like how this shot captures the feeling of the city as people start to emerge from winter hibernation.

I took this photo just after the sun had set. I did not have my tripod with me however I placed the camera on a ledge and set the timer and took this. I usually will carry my tripod as it makes life so much simpler.

Night Photo Walk Experiment

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While on spring break in French Lick, Indiana. I attempted a nighttime photo walk experiment where attempted some light painting and general nighttime photography. All in all was a great time, I must say I am hooked on night time photography.

As always please feel free to leave me your comments or critiques.

Photography Playing With Light


Tree Boy

When the sun goes down do you put your camera away thinking all the best light is gone? Being on vacation this past week has given me the opportunity to explore night photography a little more. Night photography and long exposures will require a little more gear and planning but the results are interesting and fun. With long exposures you need to have a stable camera any little shake will show up in the picture. The wind blowing the camera strap or pressing the shutter release can blur your picture.

Tree Boy: Here is what I did for this shot. I mounted the camera on my tripod (note: I could have used a near by pick-nick table) set the camera  exposure 30 seconds, apature f10 and ISO of 800. I set the auto timer to 2 seconds this will reduce camera shake of me pressing the shutter release.

Then using a flash my son and I ran around the tree triggering the flash on branches and it’s trunk. Then I had my son stand infront of the tree and trigged the flash once on him. The effect is that anywhere we used the flash appears lit.

My son loved doing this, he then tried this a few more times and has asked me if we can do this again when we get home.

Toronto Panorama

Toronto Panorama

This was taken from a roof top building on a cold winter night, 3 photos stitched together. If you would like to know who to how to stitch photos together here is a link to a great tutorial using Photoshop. Stitching Photos in Photoshop