Pixels After Dark: Shooting the Night

Pixels After Dark: Shooting the Night

Jeff Cable is a three time Olympic photographer, but he doesn't specialize in shooting just sports. One of his favorite things to do is to shoot images at ni...



Traingineer says:

ISO 100 is better than 50 because, when at ISO 50, the image does lose it’s
dynamic range and the noise does get slightly worse. ISO 50 is only really
useful if you say, need to use a flash and want to keep a fast aperture and
ISO 100/200 is too much.

MrCLD2011 says:

That was fantastic! Thank you Jeff and B&H Photo!!!! Happy Holidays to
you all.

steven marshall says:

Thanks B&H for all these videos on Photograghy. I have learned alot through
these tutorials. Another reason I Shop B&H. And B&H Only.

TimothyApe says:

Very helpful insight in his working style. But damn the audience is

Carl Lewis says:

A great talk – thank you.

Robert Dorian Price says:

Thanks Jeff… I also have a love for night photography. You are an
excellent educator… very helpful.

Derek Miller says:

Great information for sure. Have to listen over and over stop take notes
try go take pictures etc come back. Fun stuff, he makes it look so easy

purplezoid1 says:

Loved this presentation as I have all the others I’ve watched of Jeff’s.
I’m new to photography and need to know if using a polariser or UV filter
is a good or bad idea when shooting in low light/night shooting. Thanks in
advance if anyone can help me :)

Mike Montalvo says:

Pixels After Dark: Shooting the Night

richu mathew says:

Woman whos laughin so hard…annoyin

littlewing62 says:

awesome! now my feet are itching to go out and shoot switzerland at night.
very uncolorful country hehe. wonder what i can get.

Gary Hoare says:

What white balance setting do you use at night??

Sssmoothy says:

Jeff did a great job, as always! Thanks!

ozbod54 says:

I love night shooting and this video is excellent Jeffs enthusiasm is
contagious. I was interested to see he uses ISO 100 quite a lot.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge

George Pop says:

The best presentations by this man, bar none. I’ve watched three of his
videos on here and they’re all highly educational and friendly, he’s very
concise and explains everything very well without any hint of ego that a
lot of professionals have. Thanks B&H for putting this on youtube!!!

Rainbow Sculptor says:

thanks! never thought this was possible ..amazing!

Antonello C says:

Really interesting video (hints, equipment, how to) on night photography by
Jeff Cable

Photographic Learning Resources says:

superb from Jeff +Jeff Cable 

Eakan Gopalakrishnan says:

something i love doing.

Photo Retouch Pro says:

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playerguy2 says:

29:10 the avarage is not ‘0’ its just as close to 0 as the exposure is set.

playerguy2 says:

my ‘tripod’ is like 10 cm high meaing movement is really high, solution-put
it on a 1-2 sec timer.(by the way: i don’t have a dlsr, yet but i have a
decent point and shoot)

Steven Santamour says:

Wish I posted this a week or so ago, but this video is really informative
and comes from a great photographer.

Pixels After Dark: Shooting the Night

James Morrison says:

yes i always thought iso 100 to 200 were for day…2000 at night also..hmmm


I have just discovered Night time photography, and i am trying to gleam as
much information as possible, if you dont mind me asking, do you change
your white balance on your camera from Auto, to cloudy to add warmth to
your pictures ? the reason i ask is i have seen another tutorial where a
guy is doing that, its a whole new world away from my current photography
which is Indian Wildlife.

Paul Mo says:

I not sure I trust him when he says he never deletes an image – unless he
doesn’t take many photos.

Sallybunckle says:

Wow I enjoyed this very much thanks for sharing. Re: Image of the “Wheel in
Melbourne ” You are one of few photographers who have captured that shot.
The wheel was only operating for a month or so when a heat wave of
temperatures of 45 degrees put cracks in the newly opened attraction. And
they have been re building ever since. 🙂

Sarah Turner says:

What lens would you recommend for these types of night shots? Also, I am
wanting to take pictures of fireworks on 4th of July at the beach… what
lens and settings would you recommend? By the way your pictures are
beautiful and I am so inspired by your photography.

townbiscuit says:

nice video. still, i was expecting a seminar about astrophotography.

gottabgb says:

Laughing really hard at Jeff’s comment on being a photographer traveling
with people who are not photographers. Been there SO many times. After 5
minutes, they’re all like let’s go you already took a picture didn’t you?
They don’t get it … Thanks for sharing the video. Great job by Jeff as
always. He manages to keep my attention in these videos even though I’m a
person with about zero attention span. Love them all.

Luuk van Riel says:

You should take some test shots first to get the exposure on the beach
right. The fireworks will be bright either way so they’ll show up.

mitsubishidiamante says:

howbout shooting inside the Night Club what are the best setting to use? I
got a Canon 5D Mark II I’m using a 24-70 f/2.8L is II

B and H says:

@Twostones00 Basic rules for night photography apply. i.e. tripod, mirror
up, remote shutter, usually low ISO and aperture 1-2 stops down from wide
open. Exposure time you will have to experiment with. Keeping in mind you
may encounter over heated sensor pixels if too long an exposure. With
astrophotography, you will find to get better at it, you will spend more
time in your digital dark room working to “stack” the exposures to get
everything you can get out of the image.

Vultite says:

How would you combat lens flare while doing long exposure from light

Matt Spencer says:

thanks for uploading this, found it very helpful.

Wayne Jeffrey says:

Ahh a topic I’ve been awaiting to be covered, such an interesting &
rewarding subject – thanks B&H

Jeff Cable says:

My wife says the same thing. 🙂

jose lingcay says:

Thanks BH..this is the one I have been waiting for.

timar03 says:

The best way is to get a motor compensating for the earths movement- if
youre dedicated. Without- stars are very faint so aperture wide open and
high iso are inevitable. google “Star Circle Academy” great site for
astrophotography have fun

alt3c3 says:

I believe you’ll need some sort of equatorial mount for your camera because
the earth is rotating. In turn making all the stars blur for exposures of
any length. Google ‘barn door mount’ for a DIY option to let your camera
track the stars.

Luuk van Riel says:

Yep but settings arent everything. The story behind a picture is often more
important than the settings

Bungle2010 says:

But that’s not exactly what he said. He said he never deletes an image,
except the “bad” ones.

B and H says:

@Sovannvong1881 When doing night photography such as discussed in this
video, there are not really any ideal automated modes on cameras to do it
for you. The easiest way to set your camera up is to set the ISO to a lower
setting (100-200) and set the camera?s exposure setting to the ?A? Aperture
Preferred mode. The sent your lens? aperture to F8 or F11 and the camera
will result the best shutterspeed for the shot.

Sovann khamera says:

thank you very much..:)

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