Night Mode was introduced with the iPhone 11 and is revolutionary in the world of photography. Shooting in very low light usually involves a tripod and DSLR or mirrorless camera. Capturing the shadows and highlights in one photo was always a challenge with “big” cameras and required skill, patience, and knowledge of exposure modes to get the best images.
That all changed with Night Mode. Long exposures of up to 10 seconds can be made without a tripod. To be able to hand hold a camera in a situation so dark that it’s hard to see with our eyes and end up with a beautifully exposed and sharp image is essentially magic. Using a tripod with Night Mode can increase quality but leaning the phone against something also works. There are apps that allow for long exposures, but none of them come close to the quality and ease of using the native low light mode.
Important note: Night mode is available on most variations of iPhone 11, 12, or 13, but it is NOT AVAILABLE ON THE “SE” MODELS.
The three-class series will start with a class at DCP where we’ll go over settings and ways to get the most out of your night photos. We’ll then head to our on-location shoot and look for interesting subjects that are good material for photos that take advantage of this often overlooked feature.
You’ll be encouraged to continue shooting in this style after the class is over and then submit some of your images for the online, supportive group image review. We’ll end the class with a virtual gallery exhibit of everyone’s images.