The pastels between night and dawn
1, Photograph with a wide range of brackets, 7 or 9, with a bias toward the light colors.
Pastels look best with the least amount of contrast. So, go to the brightness/contrast tool,
And consider lowering the contrast.
2. Be prepared for long exposures, using either the 2 second delay, or a remote shutter release with hands off your camera to prevents camera shake.
You could use “B” for longer than 30 seconds.
3. You will probably combine your bracketed exposures in Light room using HDR to you end up with a balanced exposure.
4. How might you use the Neewer constant lights to lighten, dark area? Remember, as at dusk, the sun “moves” quickly and the light changes position quickly.
5.Consider taking a long series of photographs every 20 seconds. They could become a slide show in Light room’s “slide show.” We’ll learn that later.
5. Experiment with the external microphone, setting the volume down on the camera and microphone. A digital voice recorder is a strong alternative to using the camera as a sound recorder.
6. Review the histogram on the LED back of the camera.
7. Keep the black, white, and silver reflectors with you and experiment using them.
8. “Waiting.” The light changes quickly at the beginning and end of the day. If a cloud covers the sun, look up and see if it’s a small or large cloud, and if a large one, do you want to wait for it to come out.
9. Translucent diffusers when the sun is too bright. Hold between your object and the sun.
10. If a wind is constant then compensate by opening the lens to f4 or f 2.8, and speed the shutter to 1/200 or more to prevent blur. Focus from front to rear, a smidgeon at a time, so later you can focus stack all of them.