Let’s Talk Photography – Ep.3 – Shooting After Sunset 5


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Our topic for the third show is ‘Shooting After Sunset’. As the northern hemisphere winter continues, why not turn those long nights into photographic opportunities?

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  • Mark’s ‘Accidental’ Blue Hour Shot:

    Blue Moon

  • Bart’s Illustration of the Blue Hour – St. Patrick’s College Maynooth during the blue hour and in full darkness:

    The Moon & Venus Over SPCM

    A Winter Night in SPCM (re-mastered)

  • Antonio’s Moon Shots During the Blue Hour:

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    D7000_131018_016

  • Antonio’s ‘accidental’ Andromeda Galaxy shot:

    Hello Andromeda!

  • A city skyline against the blue hour sky by Antonio:

    New York Electric

  • A skyscape with lit foreground by Antonio: http://500px.com/photo/16626067

  • An example of light painting by Bart:

    Orion (Ori)

  • Some light trails by Bart:

    Nightfall over the M4

    Evening Commute (16x10 Wallpaper)

  • Bart’s longest single-exposure star trails:

    Timeless Taghadoe

  • Mark’s Link to the Kick Starter Project for a light painting tool

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5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Photography – Ep.3 – Shooting After Sunset

  • Stefaan Lesage

    Hi Bart,

    Again … great show … I did hear the tip about the ‘manpod’ too. Not quite sure where it was mentioned. Additionally I have one question for you guys. Not sure if you will be doing a ‘dumb question corner’ session here, but who knows …

    Is it true that it’s better to turn of Image Stabilization (IS on the Canon lenses) when shooting things like the moon using long exposures? I’ve heard that being mentioned by someone a few months ago, but I have no idea if it is true and what would be the reasoning behind it. So … I’m checking with the experts 🙂

    • Bart Busschots Post author

      Firstly, you’ve just hit on a great idea – we should do a listener question show every few months!

      Secondly, I know that in the past it was advised to always turn off IS when using a tripod. I’m totally not an expert on this topic, but I THINK modern image stabilisation systems are smart enough not to get confused by being tripod mounted, but I could be mis-remembering. Personally it’s not something I’ve thought about much because my astro lens (Sigma 10-20mm) doesn’t have optical stabilisation.

      • Mark Pouley

        It is my understanding the image stabilization can actually introduce camera shake when the camera is locked down on a tripod. I don’t know the mechanics, but my understanding is that IS systems “move” to counteract your camera movement, and therefor arrive at a “stabile” image. If the camera is not moving (on a tripod) the IS gets confused and introduces shake. I suppose what Stefaan heard was part of this, but it would be even worse if you’re using a long lens zoomed in on the moon. Even a very small shake from the IS would be magnified in that case.

        Here is a Digital Photo School link that briefly mentions this issue.

        http://digital-photography-school.com/image-stabilization-on-tripods