Low light shooting | Glow-in-the-dark objects

Posted: October 20, 2014 in Photography
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How to shoot glow-in-the-dark

In shooting the “12 Days of Halloween” campaign for Atlas Concepts, LLC, it became a necessity (imposed by me) to do some low light shooting…after all, Halloween IS about nighttime spookiness right? So, I thought what better way than to shoot an object that glows in the dark; this makes it not a low-light shoot, but a NO light shoot.

In preparation I knew I’d need my tripod and remote, as well as something to suspend the object as I didn’t want it resting on a surface (mainly because it’s a bat).  I also needed a space that had no light coming in at all, so I discovered that my upstairs bathroom was the only area that would meet this requirement.

How to shoot glow-in-the-dark

After setting up my make-do studio, I adjusted the settings on my camera. I was shooting with a Nikon D90. Lens used was a Nikon 50mm f1.4 (paid link), but for the sake of this shoot, the aperture was at f3.5.

My ISO was 800, and exposure was at 1/5.

I didn’t find any post-production editing necessary as I was satisfied with the amount of detail appearing.

The entire process from setup to breakdown was approximately 6 minutes.

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Jessica D. Williams of Rock Hill, SC has experience in banking, the mortgage industry and tax consultation.  She is the Owner of Jessica DeVinney Photography and enjoys serving the Greater Charlotte, NC area—with specializations in Senior, Family, and Wedding Photography.


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