This week’s theme isn’t a whole lot different than last week’s, other than that you need to wait at least and hour later. You may find that much of the nighttime landscapes are primarily starscapes. Don’t be intimidated by that.
You don’t need to get distracted with worrying about capturing star trails, etc. If you find your sweet spot of a shutter speed, that captures enough light, but the stars are still dots instead of trails, don’t worry.
Now, you’ll need your tripod for this sort of shooting, there’s almost no way of avoiding it. Even if you shoot this with your smartphone, you’ll need a way to stabilize the phone.
One tremendous benefit we all will get this next week is that the full moon is Thursday, the 6th. But all the other days this week will be nearly full, so you should plenty of available light to capture some nice nighttime landscapes. Do me a favor, and try to find a location that will not have any manmade structures. This isn’t just for the light, but also because a true landscape shouldn’t include buildings and cars, etc.
I’m going to copy a few things from last week, that would help you this week as well…
- Steady tripod
- Camera Shutter Remote
However, if you don’t have a remote, whether wireless or cabled, you can always just take a photo triggered by the built in timer.
The rules are pretty simple:
- Post one original (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+, Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org. or #photochallenge2014.
- The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2014 Photo Challenge is fun and easy.