Utilising Artificial Light in Night Photography

Aside from my tasks I undertake as part of my Masters degree I like to keep up with personal projects. This week I set out to photograph low light portraits both inside and out. I have found shooting personal projects keeps me motivated.

For this set of images I was shooting on my Sony A7RII and cracked the ISO up to make up for the lack of natural light..
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I sat the model near the window so I could use the light coming in from the street

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When I was outside I was always looking for artificial like which I could utilise such as the blue lights of the ambulance, park lights and street lamps.

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Also exactly two years ago today I graduated! Its been a crazy two years with lots of photography ups and downs but just scrolling through my blog I can see how my photography has developed. It’s exciting to think about what I might be creating this time next year..

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Lumiere London

Yesterday, as the sun was setting I jumped on a train up to London to visit the Lumiere light festival. Three years ago, when visiting a friend at York university I went to one of the first Lumiere light festivals. It was made up of around 10 brilliant installations being viewed by a couple hundred people.

Now the festival is so huge its on for 4 days around the centre of London with roads shut, hundreds of stewards and thousands of people attending. I had a brilliant night trying to see as much as possible walking with a camera in one hand a tripod in the other. The last night is tonight so if your around London go visit! It is all free and starts at 5.30pm.

 

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For those who can’t make it, I am putting together a video of my time which I will post here on this blog!