Shooting at Night

I’d quite like someone else to judge this one so that I can enter, as I love shooting at night. The world turns a whole pile of different colours once the sun has gone down, with the street lights glowing orange, shop windows tinting those passing by with a hint of green and cars lifting people, objects and views with their warm yellow headlights. Everything takes on a new look that would be impossible to imagine during the day.

Damien Demolder

For this contest I want to see towns, cities and villages shot after sunset. You might show a portrait, some architecture or a street scene, and you don’t have to shoot in colour, but I want you to embrace the conditions rather than see the restricted light as a set-back.

You might want to get the tripod out to do some long exposure stuff, or switch the ISO up and open the aperture for some shallow depth-of-field work with a bit of grainy atmosphere. How you work is up to you, but test yourself to come back with something a bit different.

Although astro-photography is taken at night it is such a specific branch of photography that I think we’ll save that for another time. If you have stars or the moon in the shot that’s fine, but they shouldn’t be the subject or too dominant in the frame.

Damien Demolder

You have until the end of December 11th to get your entries in.

The Prize

The lucky winner this time will receive a fantastic H&Y magnetic filter kit that makes changing filters a doddle. The kit comprises magnetic stripes that attach to your filter holder, and three sets of magnetic frames for your 100mm filters. You replace the filter slots on your holder with the magnets and clip the frames around your filters. Then the filters just stick to the holder and can be switched in no time at all. It is all very handy.

Our prize includes adapter strips to fit your Lee filter holder, and three frames for 100x150mm filters. That’s all worth about £90!

You can read more about these accessories on the H&Y website, and there’s a good video review of the product range on the Photo Gear News YouTube channel.


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  1. The Competition (“The Lumix G Experience Photo Challenge”) is open to residents of the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children & spouse regardless of where they live) of Panasonic U.K. Limited (“Promoter”), its affiliated companies, their agents or anyone professionally connected with this promotion.
  2. To enter, submit one picture representing the current theme of the challenge. Only one picture per user is allowed for this competition. The competitor who submits the best picture will be awarded a H&Y filter holder adapter. There will be no prizes awarded for 2nd or 3rd runners up.
  3. The picture should be submitted between 13th November 2018 and 11th December 2018 through the Photo Challenge section of the Lumix G Experience website:
  4. Winners will be selected by a third party chosen Panasonic agency with an independent promotional verification service, from all valid entries received by 11th December 2018.
  5. Winners will be notified by phone or email using the information supplied at time of entry within 7 days of the end of the competition.
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