Citiscapes at night recipe

Calgary Cityscape at night

Citiscapes at night are often a very impressive sight. Here are the basic settings that should work for most North American citiscapes.


Aperture: f/16
Shutter: 30 sec
ISO: 100

Low light photography basics

Aurora Village, Yellowknife

Photography is a constant learning exercise. When I took photography classes at SAIT (Calgary, Alberta) I learned a lot, in particular when taking specialty courses like Low Light photography. This kind of photography always interested me and I’d like to share some basics of this kind of photography here. Some of these may be a common sense but for people who just learn it could be of great help.

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Smoke recipe


In case you are looking at how to photograph smoke, here is a recipe that might be a good start for your experiments and adjustments.


Aperture: f/11
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Flash: Power set to 1/8 in manual mode
Flash position: 45 degree up and back from the smoke source

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