Basic Night Photography Tips

In this article I want you to be daring go to the mode selector of the camera and set it to manual and discover the world of travel and photography the way it used to be many years ago.

Not many people use the manual setting because it seems too complicated but that is the joy of photography of course using a digital camera is so much easier and convenient than a film camera because you don’t have to wait for development times and of course if you doing this professionally cannot exactly 100% sure it’s can turn out the way you have it in your mind, but digital cameras takes all that away.

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, a shutter is a device that lets light fall onto electric sensors for a predetermined amount of time and that is called shutter speed for example 1/30 is equal to the shutter being open for a 30th of a second or .30 of a second and an f-stop is what size hole than lens lets the light in for example F1.2 is letting in a lot of light and F16 is not letting much light in at all these to f-stop’s do many other things which I will explain in the future.

If your camera has a T setting standing for time exposure that means one click opens the shutter and the second click closes it. The B setting originally stood for bulb and basically it keeps a shutter open for as long as you keep down the trigger even if that’s two hours (that will give you a sore arm)

What about ISO/ASA this used to be the film speed and it is still used today in sensor sensitivity, for night shots let’s start with 100 ASA and of course you’re going to need a tripod.

The really fun thing about night photography is that it is so hit and miss so enjoy your failures and learn from them.

So let’s have a basic start setting let’s say you’re photographing a city by night, start using F8 and try 30 seconds with the shutter speed, from here every doubling or housing of your shutter speed is the equivalent of one f-stop example F5 .6 and 15 seconds is the same exposure as F8 at 30 seconds so only using your shutter speed try increasing and decreasing the shutter speeds until you get your desired result, if there are cars in your photograph you will notice the longer the shutter speed the more red and white lights there are on the road because you are giving the time for the car to go from point a to point B while the shutter is open


Taking Pictures in Wales and More

When someone mentions Wales the mind tends to turn to wonderful mountain vistas, misty valleys, stunning sea cliffs and secluded sandy beaches. All of those can be found in Wales, of course, with some of Britain’s finest landscapes being west of Offa’s Dyke. But there is much more to do than stare at scenery in this ancient, timeless and yet thoroughly modern country. A stay in self-catering holiday cottages in Wales can be the doorway to some of the best holiday memories of anyone’s life.

Before you book your tickets though, you should probably find a good travel agency.

Wales has some of Britain’s most picturesque National Parks, with areas such as the Brecon Beacons and Sonowdonia being among the most famous wild areas in Europe. Hikers will can do anything else but walk for a week and still not see all that an area such as this can offer. Outdoors enthusiasts of all kinds flock to Wales, whether they want to mountain bike along hillside trails, white water raft, hang glide, or even surf on some of the sandy beaches of west Wales.

But it is not all about being out in the fresh air. History enthusiasts can find plenty to keep them busy in Wales. There are castles in the border areas, especially in the north, which date back to the campaigns of the English King Edward I, as well as the later rebel, Owain Glyndwr. There is also industrial heritage to explore in both the north and south of the country, while the shadowy influence of the Druids can still be discovered lurking in the more mysterious corners of the landscape. Cultural events such as the famous Eisteddfod show that Celtic traditions, kept alive along with the Welsh language, are still thriving here.

Wales is also well-known for the quality of its produce and fine lamb, cheese, vegetables and seafood can be found all over the place. Food festivals are held throughout the year, tempting gourmets from all over the UK and beyond. Local specialities such as laver bread, made from seaweed, add a touch of the exotic to the kind of hearty fare which is usually on offer in Wales.

With superb modern cities such as Cardiff offering a great contrast to the rural splendour and a host of cultural events taking place all year round, Wales can provide any kind of traveller with a wonderfully warm welcome, whatever the time of year.


How to take better Travel Photos

Before you actually start taking travel photos, why not learn more about traveling and having fun adventures?

Identify your main object

First of all, take a look at what kind of photo to take and who to take primarily. So you can divide the drawing area into a common area for the longest width and adjust it to the center of the main object.

Find the center of your image

It’s all important. Because they are the rivals of the main photographic, they need to pay attention.

Ratio is important

When viewing a picture, the location and appearance of the site are important.

Imagine what pictures you want to see in your eyes. Instead, take a picture of the object and the environment in the picture, and take a look at the picture carefully.

When taking photos, the location is important.

Be careful of lighting

The most important part of the picture is lighting. It has an important impact on your pictures. Do not forget Shadow too. The human face does not look good in bad light, you have to adjust correctly.

Take a picture of what you think is most important

You need to take pictures that tell a story, something that makes the picture unique. If there is no story or anything unique in it, then you don’t have much of a reason for taking that picture.

Get closer to your subject

Sometimes the beauty of pictures are in the finer details. Instead of focusing too much on big environments, try going the opposite way and taking pictures to the smaller finer details.

Take happy pictures

Try taking pictures of individuals who are happy and jovial. Happy expressions and faces stand out and make your picture look 10 times more better.


Why you need to make collage

Even though it is easier to store your pictures on your phones and computers, having a collage of photos you can physically hold and look at is a whole different experience.

In a way, you can create more of an impact with photo collage.

In some cases, instead of just sending a photo to your friend or family, giving them a photo album for them to look at physically is a gift they will cherish.

Our lives are built on memories and picking the best moments and memories for them to look back to is a lovely feeling.

It is more personal that way, and it actually means something.

If you are interested in making a collage, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for service.