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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Capturing Shoreditch’s Nightlife

A bonus of me working night shifts is seeing London in a totally different light. Wether on the bus or walking home with work mates I have started to document what I see. I have really enjoyed capturing these images, think it might be the start of a new project…

 

Brighton By Night (35mm)

Shot while catching a cold and looking for new angles in my hometown of Brighton. This was my first time using Portra 160 film at night and I’m very pleased with the outcome. Apart from a little bit of cropping and dust removal I’ve not edited the images.

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