Lethbridge Galt Museum shoot

Lethbridge Galt Museum shoot -Night Photography

Lethbridge Galt Museum shoot a perfect place to start shooting. I have been trying to get out for a night photography shoot around Lethbridge for some time.

But with the weather being so cold I have been hiding inside like most people to keep my blood flowing. 

But last night was a great time to get out for a night photography shoot.

Add to the nice weather the fact that I have been asked to do a workshop on night photography. That meant I needed to get some of the course written and some local photographs for it as well. 

So out I went.

Night Shoot & GREAT weather – Lethbridge Galt Museum shoot

The weather was great, no wind and a good sunset made for some fantastic images.

I headed over to the Galt Museum in Lethbridge for some photos. I wanted a place that was lit up but was not busy and the museum was just the place.

Many people when they want to do night photography wait till it is completely dark but this removes a lot of the depth of the photos. So I prefer to start my shoot either st sunset or just before sunrise.

City Of Lethbridge, Galt Museum at night. The sign outside the museum lit from behind with the setting sun.
The Galt Museum name at night
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Tips for taking pictures at night – night photography shoot

Taking photographs at night can be challenging, but with the right equipment and technique, you can achieve beautiful and striking results. Here are some tips to help you take great photos at night:

  1. Use a tripod: A tripod will help keep your camera steady and prevent blur caused by camera shake.
  2. Use a fast lens if you have one but you can use any lens that you have to start: A fast lens with a wide aperture (such as f/1.8 or lower) will allow more light into the camera and help you achieve a faster shutter speed.
  3. Set a low ISO: To reduce noise in your photos, set your camera’s ISO to as low as possible.
  4. Use manual focus: Autofocus may struggle in low light, so try using manual focus to ensure your photos are sharp.
  5. Use a long exposure: Long exposure times can help capture more light and create interesting effects such as light trails.
  6. Use a remote shutter release or self-timer: This can prevent camera shake caused by pressing the shutter button.
  7. Experiment with different light sources: Streetlights, building lights, and other artificial lights can create unique and interesting effects in your photos.
  8. Use a flashlight or headlamp: This can help you set up and adjust your equipment in low-light conditions.
  9. Take test shots and adjust settings: Take test shots and adjust your camera’s settings as needed to achieve the desired effect.
  10. Be creative and have fun: Photography is an art form and there is no right or wrong way to take a photograph. Experiment with different compositions and techniques to find what works best for you.

Galt Sign & Whoop Up Drive, Lethbridge Alberta, Lethbridge art Gallery,
The Galt Museum and Whoop-up Drive Lethbridge
Looking up the Coulees at the illuminated Galt Museum in Lethbridge Alberta
Looking back at the Galt museum

Just because the sun starts to go down it does not mean you have to put your photography gear away. There are a number of locations in Lethbridge that make a great location for doing a night shoot.

It is even better when you have to work all day when the weather turns nice so you can get out and take some pictures and enjoy the great weather!

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