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How to Photograph Salt Lake City at Night
Some photography tips for capturing Salt Lake City's nighttime skyline on film.

Here's How:

  1. Find a great vantage point. I suggest up on the east benches or out to the westby the Great Salt Lake.
  2. Use a tripod, and a cable release for long exposures.
  3. Use a fast film, such as ASA 400.
  4. You will probably need a hand-held meter to be able to get a reading for lowlight conditions.
  5. Your exposures will be several seconds to a few minutes long. Be sure to remember to add exposure to correct for reciprocity.
  6. The lights of the city will be primarily tungsten, which will give a warmcast. If you want a more neutral color, use a tungsten/daylight filter.

Tips:

  1. Use a flashlight or multiple flash pops at a low intensity to paint aforeground object with light.
  2. Try a star filter to get a sunburst effect at the specular highlights.
  3. Try doing multiple exposures for things like placing a moon in the sky.

Backroads of Utah
by Theresa A. Husarik

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