Breathe Like A Sniper To Take Better Photos In Low Light

Breathe Like A Sniper To Take Better Photos In Low Light

A few months back, we highlighted a few tips to take better nighttime pictures. Now photography weblog Digital Photography School is chiming in with six more ways to score better night shots, including how to breathe properly when snapping away.

Photo by John Krantz.

In low light situations, a steady hand can make all the difference between a crisp shot and a blurred mess. According to the post, it’s best not to hold your breath during the shot. Instead:

Breathe normal and steady, don’t hold your breath. I read some place that sharp shooters are trained to squeeze the trigger while exhaling as the body tends to relax during that portion of the breathing cycle. I’ve found this to be mostly true and it does help with longer shutter speeds.

It’s also helpful to keep your finger on the shutter release when taking a shot, as attempting to remove it will “likely cause minor shakes”. Browse the post for the other night photo tips. If, on the other hand, you’re snapping away on your mobile phone, take a look at our top 10 ways to get more from your cameraphone.

Six Tips for Better Night Photos with a Point and Shoot Camera [Digital Photography School]


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