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When I get a chance, I’ll upload some absolute failures to talk through what went wrong. In the meantime, here are some new images from me noodling around tonight at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens:

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  • Start before it’s pitch black outside. The ambient light fills in the background nicely.
  • Tripod: makes a world of difference – if not making these images a possibility
  • ISO 100: dial it waaaaaay down
  • Aperture: open it waaaaaay up (most of these were f/18)
  • Use the self-timer button or a cable release to avoid shaking the heck out of everything