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Top 4 Best Twilight Photography Tips For You

Published by WPC Official Account on Oct'09,2022

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Top 4 Best Twilight Photography Tips For You

WPC Official Account
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Twilight photos are beautiful artwork to watch. Twilight is considered the best time of the day to shoot by many. Especially real estate photography in twilight is quite a famous trend nowadays. It takes expertise and experience to click such photos in low-light conditions. If you are a budding photographer, you must have had difficulties, even while shooting in manual mode.
In this article, you will learn how to take amazing twilight photos that will boost your photography career.

Top 4 Best Twilight Photography Tips For You

Use The Right Camera Settings For Twilight Photography

 

 

 

Firstly, always take a test shot of the place without using the flash you want to shoot in, before the actual shoot. It will help you to know how your actual photos might come out in the twilight light when you are not using any external source of light. Also, you can check the exposure of light and change the camera settings accordingly in this way. Set the ISO high to the extent possible, making sure it does not create noise. If you are using a DSLR you do not need to worry about noise even with an ISO as high as 1400. Use a large aperture like f/2.8 to f/4. Such apertures will allow you to get long exposures.

Have The Perfect Lighting For Twilight Photography

 

 

Twilight offers low-light conditions. So, you have to use flash. Enable its high-speed sync so that it can work effectively when you use a high shutter speed. You can use a diffuser with a flash to soften and scatter the harsh light. It will illuminate the subject in such a way that it will seem that the light is coming from a far distance. Also, using a diffuser will create soft shadows which will make your photo much more interesting. Do not worry if you are on a tight budget as these diffusers come really cheap.

Try Exposure Bracketing

 

 

The bracketing technique works great in twilight photography. For this, you need to click multiple exposures at various shutter speeds. Though experts usually recommend putting the bracketing range to 1 or 2 stops, you can be experimental too. If you want to lower the highlights, you can use HDR. It will also help you to lighten the unlit corners. As you will have to work with limited contrast, try taking more than 3 exposures for each composition if you are shooting exteriors. Be careful about the middle photo. The midpoint must be correctly exposed. Otherwise, the bracketing will not look good. So, change the settings between shots, as and when necessary.

Use A Tripod

 

 

Tripod is a must for twilight photography, use it even if you are shooting from your phone. As you will be shooting with artificial light, you need to use a faster shutter speed, which will invariably result in handshaking. So, to prevent producing a bunch of blurred photos, use a tripod. It is also necessary for taking multiple exposures using a flash, as you will be doing for bracketing.

As you got to know the basics of twilight photography, now it's your turn to take stunning photos that will stand out from the crowd.

Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.

 


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Twilight photos are beautiful artwork to watch. Twilight is considered the best time of the day to shoot by many. Especially real estate photography in twilight is quite a famous trend nowadays. It takes expertise and experience to click such photos in low-light conditions. If you are a budding photographer, you must have had difficulties, even while shooting in manual mode.
In this article, you will learn how to take amazing twilight photos that will boost your photography career.

Top 4 Best Twilight Photography Tips For You

Use The Right Camera Settings For Twilight Photography

 

 

 

Firstly, always take a test shot of the place without using the flash you want to shoot in, before the actual shoot. It will help you to know how your actual photos might come out in the twilight light when you are not using any external source of light. Also, you can check the exposure of light and change the camera settings accordingly in this way. Set the ISO high to the extent possible, making sure it does not create noise. If you are using a DSLR you do not need to worry about noise even with an ISO as high as 1400. Use a large aperture like f/2.8 to f/4. Such apertures will allow you to get long exposures.

Have The Perfect Lighting For Twilight Photography

 

 

Twilight offers low-light conditions. So, you have to use flash. Enable its high-speed sync so that it can work effectively when you use a high shutter speed. You can use a diffuser with a flash to soften and scatter the harsh light. It will illuminate the subject in such a way that it will seem that the light is coming from a far distance. Also, using a diffuser will create soft shadows which will make your photo much more interesting. Do not worry if you are on a tight budget as these diffusers come really cheap.

Try Exposure Bracketing

 

 

The bracketing technique works great in twilight photography. For this, you need to click multiple exposures at various shutter speeds. Though experts usually recommend putting the bracketing range to 1 or 2 stops, you can be experimental too. If you want to lower the highlights, you can use HDR. It will also help you to lighten the unlit corners. As you will have to work with limited contrast, try taking more than 3 exposures for each composition if you are shooting exteriors. Be careful about the middle photo. The midpoint must be correctly exposed. Otherwise, the bracketing will not look good. So, change the settings between shots, as and when necessary.

Use A Tripod

 

 

Tripod is a must for twilight photography, use it even if you are shooting from your phone. As you will be shooting with artificial light, you need to use a faster shutter speed, which will invariably result in handshaking. So, to prevent producing a bunch of blurred photos, use a tripod. It is also necessary for taking multiple exposures using a flash, as you will be doing for bracketing.

As you got to know the basics of twilight photography, now it's your turn to take stunning photos that will stand out from the crowd.

Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.