Night session at the Olympiapark
Shooting at night is a very fascinating kind of photography. It certainly has its upsides: For example you are not that dependent on the sun to give you that lovely, golden light, but you can create the lighting mood pretty freely. And many lights get a very different vibe if you play around with long exposures. But it’s also a challenge: You need to be well prepared with a tripod, ideally a remote for bulb exposures and patience, since it’s not uncommon that you take an exposure for 90 seconds and realize afterwards that the result is not at all like what you had in mind.
Yesterday night, I went out to get into night photography again. So far I haven’t really experimented with this style on a regular basis, so I also learned a lot. With the sky at night, I find it hard to catch the right time, since you don’t want to have a pitch black sky, but still some clouds visible for a dramatic feeling. I visited BMW Welt and Olympiapark, using my EF-S 10-22mm sometimes with a Hoya ND8 Filter attached. And a tripod, of course. The really long exposures I did with the Canon RC6, very useful. Post editing was done in Lightroom.
Being out there at night gave me a lot of new ideas playing with the lights of the city, so I definitely want to continue working with this. For example a portrait shoot in the evening hours would be lovely. Keep you posted.