Lighting The Night
Learn how to use and shoot with artificial outdoor light
How many times have you missed documenting moments at night because of your lack of available light? What if I were to tell you that light is everywhere, you just have to know where to look for it. And the best part, it doesn’t take much light to create great images. Just because the sun goes down does not mean you should pack that camera away. Nighttime shooting creates a beautiful backdrop with contrast that is unmatchable to that of any daytime photos - it’s magical! Shooting at night, especially outdoors, can seem intimidating...but when you open your eyes to the light that is around you, you can overcome the darkness and be right on your way to creating beautiful nighttime portraits.
Sandi Harkness, of Sandi Harkness Photography, is a hobbyist photographer living in Olympia, WA where she enjoys exploring nature, thrift store shopping and drinking coffee when she’s not photographing her children. She completed a 365 project in 2016 and plans to continue shooting daily in 2017. Sandi’s style is rich, vibrant and she loves to include pops of color in her work. Her favorite thing to photograph is the interaction she sees between her two children. Recently Sandi joined Offset as a contributing artist.