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Nightclub Photography Cheat Sheet: advanced nightclub photography techniques

Advanced Nightclub Photography TechniquesI'm going to provide tips on how to shoot amazing nightclub pictures and some examples with the settings I used.Pay attention to the light; make sure that there is some light behind your subjectYou should position yourself so that the light is behind the subject. Use a slow shutter speed and set your flash to 2nd or rear curtain sync. The flash will illuminate the subject while you're capturing colorful backgrounds from the ambient lighting. Aperture: f/4
Shutter speed: 1/3 sec
ISO: 800

Drag the shutter, use 2nd/rear curtain sync on your flash, and move the camera aroundDragging the shutter means having a slower shutter speed to let more ambient light in. You would get some interesting light trails by moving the camera around: left to right, right to left, up down, clockwise, counter clockwise, rotate the camera from portrait to landscape, zoom the lens in/out, etc.Turn pictures like this: Aperture: f/3.5
Shutter speed: 1/5 sec
ISO: 800

Nightclub Photography Cheat Sheet: the settings to use for capturing the fun of the nightlife

Capture the Fun of the NightlifeCandid pictures of people dancingBartenders shaking and pouring drinksPeople taking shots, having fun, laughing and smilingDJs jamming while they're mixingPosed pictures of groups of three or morePosed pictures of couplesPictures of good looking peopleCamera and Exposure Settings for Nightclub PhotographyMode: M (Manual)Shoot using manual mode so that you can control the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.Aperture: f/2.8 to f/5.6Shoot wide open at f/2.8 or at the widest aperture available for your lens when photographing individuals and at f/5.6 for large groups of 3 or more people. Shooting at f/4 works when photographing two people.Shutter Speed: varies (usually somewhere between 1/2 - 1/40 sec)It depends on the room lighting and the mood being captured. The shutter speed is usually on the slower side (dragging the shutter) to let more ambient light in.Note that these are just guidelines and not rules on how to get proper exposure in a nightclub env…