DSLR Night Photography Tripod Lesson in St. Petersburg with Sunil

From the top of The Pier Sunil sets up a long exposure cityscape shot - St. Petersburg Florida DSLR Photography LessonsOn our second of four DSLR Photography Lessons I met Sunil at The Pier in downtown St. Petersburg for a night photography themed lesson covering:  long exposure cityscapes, car light trail shots, motion blur shots and abstract bokeh shots.  That made for a content packed 2-hour lesson!

It being a Tuesday evening we had The Pier to ourselves and made exposures of the downtown skyscrapers as long as 1 minute 13 seconds.  Using both a wide angle and a telelphoto lens I showed Sunil how to get a variety of cityscape shots adjusting the exposure time to produced the desired amount of ambient light to complement the lights from the buildings.

We also experimented a bit while on the trolley back into town with surprising results.

For our third lesson it will be all about using a 50mm lens.