Today we’ll be taking a look at a couple photos from our chum Dave ‘Captain’ Walker. Dave has come a long way since we first met him three years ago. Whether he realizes or not I can see improvement in his work every time he shows me something new. These two shots he took recently downtown are some of the best photo’s he’s taken in his relatively short span as a photographer and surprisingly he shot them without the benefit of a tripod to hold the camera steady.
I should probably explain a little about night photography so that last bit makes sense. See when shooting at night, you generally have to set your shutter to a very slow speed so it lets in enough light to get an exposure. This often means setting it to stay open for several seconds as opposed to the fraction of a second it normally remains open. This becomes an issue if you don’t have a tripod or something else to hold the camera steady because every little shake will cause motion blur in your image. If you look closely at them you can see that, especially in the top one, everything looks a little hazy most noticeably around the word Riverfront and the lights at the top of the Rencen. Even so these are both well framed and the color is great, even if they are a little soft.