As I mentioned in my previous post, Friday I ran yet another instance of my blue hour and night photography for Gulf Photo Plus. This workshop is always very popular as many beginners out there struggle moving from the safety of auto exposure during the day to full manual mode during the evening and night. It can all seem very confusing – changing the f-stop to get yourself a longer shutter speed, taking the ISO from auto mode into values that won’t ruin your images with noise, playing with the white balance values to get those rich blue evening skies.
As usual it was a great group with many interesting questions and by the end of the evening everybody managed to capture some good images. One thing that I always tell the group is to not just get to a place and start shooting. Have a look around, take a step back and see if there are any other interesting angles than the obvious ones. The image below illustrates just that. Instead of pointing the camera at the skyline, I found the reflections in the building’s windows to tell more of a story about the fact that it wasn’t just me shooting that evening.