Long Exposure Photography at Blue Hour, a.k.a. “Last Lights” of the Day, by Joey J πŸ“Έ


What I am Doing Now (19 August 2022)

Over the last weekend, I rented Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens from Camera Rental Centre here in Singapore to shoot cityscapes that require a longer focal length than what my Nikon 18-35mm (f/3.5-4.5) lens can cover.

In Singapore, over 90% of cityscape shooting spots can be covered by 18-35mm, but when I come across places that require a longer focal length, I shoot by switching to DX (cropped sensor) mode to give 1.5x reach (covering up to 52.5mm, i.e. 35mm x 1.5). That said, this doesn’t really do any good to image quality, as what I’m doing is same as cropping aggressively. πŸ˜…

By the way, it cost me SGD50 to rent 24-70mm lens for a day. The definition of “a day” is e.g. collecting the lens after 4pm on Friday and returning by 1pm on Sunday. So, I was able to shoot twice at evening blue hour (on both Friday and Saturday). Unfortunately, the blue hour sky on Saturday wasn’t clear, so the result wasn’t good, though. πŸ˜…

Updated on 19 August 2022 from Singapore.


About MeAbout the Author: LASTLIGHTS.NET is a passion project of Joey J, a Singapore-based Japanese photographer primarily shooting cityscape photography with long exposure at blue hour. Visit his Home Gallery (30 most favourite photos taken) or download his free eBook, Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography.

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