Oct 22/19 Halloween Theme – Low light and Exposure Compensation

With Halloween coming up in a few days Jim and I thought we would introduce you to “Low Light Photography”.


  • Review of course submissions.
  • Review of challenge submissions.
  • Discussion on Low Light Photography and Exposure Compensation
  • Live View Demo
  • Practice session.

In evening conditions the camera light meter tries to maximize the image for detail and often over exposes, spoiling the “mood” of an evening or night shot. If you use the semi automatic modes “A” or “S” ( Aperture and Shutter Preference) you can use Exposure Compensation to get the desired effect. In Manual mode you have of course full control and can ignore the light meter advice and force the camera to “under expose”

For this session we have prepared a number of “Halloween” props for you to practice on. Below a few images from last year’s session.

The page is now open for submissions.

11 Responses to Oct 22/19 Halloween Theme – Low light and Exposure Compensation

  1. Henri says:

    Masks taken at f/4, 1/750 sec, ISO 800.

  2. Henri says:

    Same scene but now at f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO800. Notice the increased depth of field.

  3. Henri says:

    Low flying witch f/8, 1/15 sec, ISO 800. This image gives a good sense of motion except the “eye” is leading the body. This is fixable with some easy cloning in photoshop.

  4. Henri says:

    Fixed image.

  5. Ron says:

    ISO 640, f/8, 1/100, -2.33 ev.

  6. Carla says:

    Here is a different perspective of the same subject

  7. Carla says:

    Haunted House

  8. Jim Springer says:

    Here’s an image of the flying witch while I was tracking her and using the AI Servo AF mode to try to maintain focus and shutter speed of 1/30 sec at f2.8 and ISO of 1600. You can see the edge of the wall showing motion.

  9. della says:

    haunted house

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