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When It's Dark

To me personally, operating a camera at night almost feels like gambling. I do know what types of gears or techniques to use for night photography, but I rarely follow them, as firstly it will make me carry a bigger/heavier camera than Ricoh GR, which I would hate. Furthermore, it would involve bringing a tripod, and I don't see these things happening in anytime soon.

Hence, the only option I have is just to utilise whatever camera I have (most of the time, Ricoh GR) to the max to get a good enough photo in a low light condition, meaning typically just two things - bigger aperture and higher ISO. Another good technique I learnt from the photography class I attended many years ago was to hold the breath while tightly putting elbows to your body for better stability when pressing the shutter button. Then, finally check the shutter speed and decide to take a shot or just give up and move on.

Even after using all these tricks, very often I end up finding blurry photos during the post-processing. It's life, isn't it? You can't have everything. At least it's fortunate that most of those pictures were pretty bad, to begin with anyway, and the followings are some shots I eventually saved :)

Street Performers
Street performers I met duing Vivid Sydney 2015.

Night Tree
Night Tree watching from Sydney Opera House.

Chasing Rabbit
Jumping rabbit running away from me.

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