If you enjoy taking photographs at night and want to experiment with different techniques, this is the video for you. Here are 5 slow shutter speed tricks to get some great-looking images after dark.
The title of this video was alluring, but the real draw for me was the thumbnail — it happens to be in my favorite place to shoot at night: Tokyo. In fact, I have stood in the exact same places as this video is shot, taking similar images. I love nighttime photography and always have, but thanks to modern cameras, it’s more achievable and flexible than it has ever been.
On my first camera, I was lucky if I could shoot at ISO 800 and get an image that wasn’t tremendously grainy. Now, with the most modern cameras, I regularly shoot on ISO 3,200 or higher and can scarcely tell, even before I have applied any noise reduction. This is helpful if you’re a wedding photographer, for instance, but it is liberating in many other ways. Being able to shoot on city streets, at night, handheld, is something I love to do and it’s becoming easier and easier to execute.
In this video, you’re shown some tricks and tips for dragging your shutter and most of it is done handheld and simply requires practicing the technique.