Night glow

Of­ten bal­loon fes­ti­vals will have an evening event where the bal­loons are static on the ground, which is a great op­por­tu­nity

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01 Beat the shakes

Mount your cam­era on a tri­pod. As the night draws in, the lower light lev­els will force you to go longer with your shut­ter speed. Hand­hold­ing isn’t an op­tion af­ter dusk, and you want at least some part of the im­age to be clear and sharp.

02 Mon­i­tor the ex­po­sure

Ad­just your set­tings through­out the night as the sky grows darker. Try to strike a bal­ance be­tween the fire-filled bal­loons and the night sky. On clear nights you may be able to cap­ture the stars above the bal­loons.

03 Fol­low the pat­tern

Colour, shape and pat­tern – and of course the warm glow of all those burn­ers – are what make a night glow so pho­to­genic, to be sure to seek out com­ple­men­tary colours, re­peat­ing shapes and lines that add in­ter­est and def­i­ni­tion.

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