Friday, 8 April 2011

Nightlife

There was a time where I was left with a compact point-and-shoot in pure darkness. It is the time to play! Lets get technical again. Photography is all about light, the different frequencies of light waves gives light its colours. The world will never be this beautiful if it is black and white! When taking photos, the camera's light sensor records the light that it sees as photos. In twilight situations, there is less light available for the camera to 'see' so most camera does a pretty smart trick, expose the sensor longer so that more light gathers at the sensor. Here's a real world example. Usually the photos taken on a bright day just need 1/250 seconds of exposure. but when there is not much light around, the exposure time is about 4 seconds. Get it?
Congratulations! You just learnt about shutter speed!


The following photos were taken from my point-and-shoot camera a few years ago, It is taken when I am in my family's car at night. The long exposure creates the trails of light. This technique produces great abstract photos.
"Pasar Malam Seri Gombak" by Adzrin Mansor
"Highway 1" by Adzrin Mansor
"Highway 2" by Adzrin Mansor
"Highway 3" by Adzrin Mansor
There is also another technique, I shot pictures while leaving the camera on a pocket tripod stand. The camera is at a fixed location but I move the light around forming a trail of light.
"Light Vase" by Adzrin Mansor
"Light Squid" by Adzrin Mansor
Colours also play an imperative role in pictures. These are just abstracts that I took just for fun and sometimes I think it is quite messy...

"Karak Highway Toll" by Adzrin Mansor

"Tomyam Light" by Adzrin Mansor
"Three Headless Woman" by Adzrin Mansor

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