26. Photography at Night – Tips & Tricks For Photographing Your Family in Low Light

The photography class I’ve been taking (Bring on the Night by Austin Photography Workshops) is wrapping up tonight.  I will miss the class, and the 3 hours a week dedicated to practicing with my camera.  There is simply nothing like an in person class for improving skills.

The subject matter was way out of the ordinary for me.  There are no traditional portraits in the images that I captured.  However, much of what I learned can be applied to getting great pics of your children in low light situations.  Here are some of my thoughts:

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  1. TJ McDowell Says :
    Posted on August 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    So do you usually just put your white balance on auto when you’re shooting at night?

    • admin
      Posted on August 28, 2010 at 8:47 am

      Hi TJ,

      I shoot in RAW, so white balance settings don’t apply. But, once I import the images into Lightroom, I don’t spend a lot of time perfecting the white balance. I either leave it as is or click on Auto White Balance. Clicking on Auto would be approximately the same as using Auto WB when shooting JPEGs.


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