Thursday, 30 March 2017

Night Games, Night Moves - and a pièce de résistance!

High on a hotel rooftop in downtown Buenos Aires. Just back from a night of Tango and a couple of glasses of Santa Julia Malbec. With my group of intrepid photographers.

Its really dark, sun's gone to bed, dew descending, I can't see my feet.
Good conditions for nighttime.

Night Moves - Buenos Aires
Its dark so I choose a high ISO.   WRONG.
Not much light so choose a big aperture.   WRONG AGAIN
We need to freeze action. A short shutter speed.   WRONG YET AGAIN.

Instead:
Low ISO - just a measly 100ISO
Tiny aperture, stop right down to f32
Sloooooooooow that shutter speed right down ….. your speed should be the same as a fly crawling through a barrel of treacle …….. zzzz … yep 5 while seconds!

Metadata for Night Moves

And now add the cream on your cake, the 6 steak knives - the pièce de résistance!

Zoom your lens during the exposure to produce the tingly leading lines, the lines of convergence and create an image that is almost as seductive as Cindy Picket's moves in Night Games.



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