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Take Stunning Photos of the Street at Night without A Tripod New video by night photographer Craig Roberts teaches the best camera settings while strolling around London

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If you’re a photographer, you know how annoying it can be to drag around a tripod at night to get the perfect timing on those long exposure shots. Well, British photographer Craig Roberts recently made a helpful tutorial video on just how to capture the beauty of night life in the streets simply by using street lights and no tripod.

Roberts’ goal as a photographer is to capture the ambience and atmosphere of deserted areas, particularly at night. To get the perfect shot without using a tripod with this, he brings along faster prime lenses and uses higher ISO settings. He also gives a little bit of extra credit to his camera’s image stabilization system, adding that “the extra noise, and a bit of grain, all add to the look I’m after.”

While strolling around London, Craig explains in the video that his aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings are vital to that perfect night shot. He even goes on to explain how to compose images so that street lights in the frame don’t bias the exposure.

After watching this video, take some of Roberts’ advice, and try to capture the beauty and the uniqueness of the night streets around you. Let us know how these tips worked for you in the comments below!

Joe R. Wells

Currently attending college in pursuit of a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Theology. I collect sneakers and go on mission trips with my church every summer.

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