14 May 2009

Tips on Night Shots : Kuching Waterfront

Taking night shots are challenging. Some people thought that I take good photos. The fact is, I only select good photos from my shots and the rest of my shots are actually poor. Last night, I went to Kuching Waterfront to see whether I can take good shots at night. What you see below probably good photos, but actually there are some weaknesses. Allow me to share with you guys, what to consider when taking photos.

First : Photos are best taken between 5pm to 7pm. Not too bright, not too dark.

Secondly : Look at the photos below. What's the problem? Distraction! The cars, cons and the rubbish bins distract the beauty of this photo. When taking photos, be sure to remove all the possible distractions or find a suitable location.


Thirdly: Do not shoot directly to the light. Not only it may damage your lense, it also becomes another distraction to this photo.

Fourthly : The image is too dark. You can't see the details of the roof/upper part of the canopy.

Fifthly : Wrong Angle. The open theater below display many wires, cables and spotlights which distract the beauty of the theater. Try to find better angle that hide all these cables, wires and spotlights.

Finally: Too much of empty space. You hardly see the buildings and the sky and the floor looks black. In taking good photos, try to put your subject in full frame. Avoid empty spaces.

26 Reptozian Messages:

BigGirl said...

HI,u suke amik gmbr eh?me too tp x reti amik gmbr cantek2 + x de mase nk blajar
Good luck =)

Si Penconteng said...

Tapi not bad juak those shot you took bah. I like them all.

elcynthia 엘신티아 said...

willie,
seriously?? i mean taking photo directly to the light can damage your camera lense? hmm.. never knew that. I love the effects it made bah. take care

Willie said...

BigGirL > Sgt suker. Minat bergambar ni perlu dipupuk.

SiPenconteng > That's what i mean. They might look nice but then, they have some defects.

ElCynthia > Yes. DSLR lenses are sensitive and need to be protected. Most photogrpahers will put UV protector on their lenses, esp. to protect the lense from the Sun UV.

designationjazz said...

wahh3X... now u become a photographic tutor hahh??.. he he

nur enjel said...

i ambik gambar ...asal muka org ya nampak kacak ok lah ...:) gambar anis i ambik ya nang ada defects di siya kan?kedong u dah jadi tutor tuk ..hehe...ada charge sik tuk?

Ms Tikot said...

I like photo no 1. Sgt damai & tenang jak rupa gambar ya. sejuk mata memandang. Hehe..

Bb Hussain said...

Thank you Willie for the tips. It is really good for me. But I'm not using DSLR so my pictures won't be so good.

Willie said...

DesignationJazz > Sharing is caring...tutoring is making the world a better place. Hahaha

NurEnjel > Dlm blog tok, I share sesuatu supaya kitak org boleh improve teknik pengambaran tanpa menggunakan photoshop dan boleh dipakai walaupun setakat digital kamera.

MsTikot > Time ya, aku pun hairan...sikda kereta gilak.

BbHussein > Pakai digital kamera pun boleh dibuat menjadi cantik. Maybe next time i will share some tips for you.

Mahirah Kamaludin said...

Willie..u remind me so much about Kuching la...how i miss those days while i studied in UNIMAS. At least the pics shows me development in Kuching. Masa I belajar dulu, I wonder bila la The Spring tu nak siap bina ;D

PUTERI SANTUBONG said...

bagus bro...thanks for sharing... kedong i tok mmg di kalangan yang salu kenak anok, 'sik pande ngambik gambar'...banyak gunanya tips tok untuk i... :p

amieyalen said...

Nice shot for the second pics eyh bro... very nice... :D Been around that area so much, but can't still figure out what that in the pics... :D

Merryn said...

thanx for sharing this for someone as 'idiot' as me in photography willie!

C.Alv.B said...

Willie..you are really good photographer..hehhehe..me? I shot whatrever I like without bothering all the 'distraction'hahahaa..very good advise

Willie said...

Mahirah > Oh u dulu study kat unimas? best kan?

PuteriSantubong > Oh ya kah? Kesian...

Amiey > Maybe because it's dark. Hehehe

Merryn > Hmmm...nobody is idiot la. With the new high tech camera, photography is easier than before.

CaLvB > hope the tips will help you to take good photos.

Superman said...

photos taking class for free. nice for you to share.

lvynana said...

Wrong Angle...that's my biggest problem.

Willie said...

Superman > Hahaha...no problem.

Ivynana > We all have that problem.

HoneyBUZZin said...

Hi Willie..howru? Good tips you got here. Thanks for sharing.

GregChai said...

great tips here,

thanks for sharing bro. :D

Cyril said...

good tips bro..

Ivy Metaga said...

nice tips lah, tapi kmk tok nang suka ati jak snap2 pic hahahaha..

Audio said...

Just one questions.. DSLR nowadays ada juak yang boleh di shoot direct ke any lightings without spoiling the pics nak? ermm becoz ada few yang molah technic kedak ya laa and the pics quite kacak juak koh..

Willie said...

HoneyBuZin > Boy! Didn't hear from you for a long time....

GreGChai & Cyril > You're welcome bro.

IvyMEtaGa > Belajar lah skit skit.

Audio > Memang boleh direct ke lampu dgn syarat, lense ya ada diletak protector atau UV protector.remas

kuku.gadong said...

i always have my uv filter fitted to my lens, unless going out for the super sunshiny day, tukar to polarizer. polarizer prevents reflection/glow from glasses/water.

kira mok ambik gambar barang underwater, use polarizer filter so object underwater ya nampak. tok baca jak lah lom coba gik.

anyway thanks for your tips !! bfore snap a picture diat bebenar lok surrounding. pro photographer nang tere lah candid pa smua.

i have problems adjusting the ISO, Aperture & sometime the shutter speed.

Willie said...

KukuGadong > aku pun blom pro agi adjust benda ya semua. Masih belajar dari a few people.