Hello for those of you who have an interest in long exposure night photography please chime. This is an open forum to share your techniques, equipment, and post processing secrets.
I really love long exposure night photography. I tend to use very low ISO's, aperture's between F8-11, and shutter speeds anywhere from 2 sec-5 minutes. Of course this depends on the subject that I am capturing and other issues that us photographers deal with.
One of the issues I find myself facing the most when it comes to low light photography is also probably the most obvious, focusing issues. At times, especially when I am doing landscape with barely any light I find that I can't find a happy medium when it comes to manual focusing. I either have the foreground completely in focus and nothing else, or the situation is reversed. Does anyone have a useful tactic, especially with regard to low light long exposure landscape photography to combat this issue?
With that being said I just posted some low light long exposure photos and I would appreciate it if you could take a look and give me some feedback. If you like them, why? If you don't like them, why not?
One way to check the focus Jason is to find the brightest star and use live view zoom in and focus manually. Make sure your aperture is wide open. If you don't have live view crank up the iso take and review a picture in playback zooming in all the way. If there is no stars out use a flashlight. Hope this helps.