Just like that, the holiday season is upon us! If you like lights this season is a photographer’s dream come true! The gift of Digital has made taking time exposures easier and more rewarding than ever!
Here are some tips for shooting holiday lights.
- Turn off your flash (unless you are taking a night portrait)
- If your camera has TV/S mode set your shutter speed to 1 second or slower. If your camera doesn’t have a shutter mode, set it to ‘Night’ or ‘Fireworks’ mode. (These modes use a shutter of 1 to 4 seconds)
- Use a Tripod or secure your camera to a steady surface by using a bean bag.
- Set your self timer
- Outdoor pictures are best shot at dusk when it’s not too dark.