For the 3rd day clouds have obscured Jade Snow Mountain. Alister and I rode into Lijiang on the electric bike for some night or predawn images.
Here is an image from our Monday morning shoot. We were talking about the idea of many who believe you have to get it right in camera. Another thought is to get all the data you can save in the images or captures for post process.
There are so many things you need to remember when doing night photography. A few points are take a evaluative exposure to check focus. Focus then select manual focus so you don’t have your camera hunting for focus when exposing. Remote release a must or at least 2 second delay and make sure your shadows are our of the frame. I found the red light from the Canon 5D MKIII is so bright and may reflect a red colour cast, I used some gaffer tape to cover the light.
If you are interested in more information about night photography here is a link to Alister’s web site and his e-books http://availablelightimages.com/seeing-the-unseen/