在這張照片中，攝影師使用了ISO 800的中等感光度和1/15秒的曝光時間，光圈為f / 5.6，從而得以產生足夠的景深。 視線會被宛若面紗一樣籠罩在田野上，徐徐升起的霧氣所引導，為照片添加了一絲神秘感。
Spectacular available light pictures can be achieved for landscape and nature photography. With the right combination of exposure time and aperture, we can capture the most unique situations offered to us by nature and natural light.更多细节
With analogue photography, photographers were always dependent on the particular colour hues of the film material. The possibilities of digital photography are not affected by these kind of limitations, as the photographer can adjust colour temperature and individual colours later on, however he or she likes.
In contrast to the previous pictures, the photographer opted in this case to reduce the available light, rather than capture more of it. In this manner, it was also possible to influence and design the lighting situation. To create a dramatic mood, the picture remained slightly underexposed, so that the colours and the contrasts are stronger. The 1/500th second of exposure time was short enough to capture the lighthouse and the people as black silhouettes, and to photograph the crashing waves without any motion blur.
A haunting portrait photographed in a situation where normally the movement and light conditions would have been insufficient for a good photo. In this case also, the eye of the driver appears so strong and captivating, that the photo conveys an impression that goes way beyond the framework of the excerpt. The use of the light reflected in the rear-view mirror at precisely the height of the eyes, further strengthens the impression.更多细节
For this picture, the photographer had to go to the limits of the technical possibilities. With an open aperture (f/1.7) and a light sensitivity of ISO 3200, he achieved a shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, which, thanks to the cars slow or paused speed, was sufficient for a shake-free picture.
A very successful example of the interplay between contrasts, sharpness and unsharpness. A composition that shows the stage-like use of the sparse, available lighting on a face. No recognisable background, no distracting shapes or colours: one of those pictures that is able to magically transform a mundane moment into a timeless image.更多细节
The content level goes hand in hand with the technical approach: reduction is the name of the game. The photographer used a Leica M Edition 60, in other words, a digital rangefinder camera without display. Considering the weak light conditions, the decision was made to use a high light sensitivity (ISO 3200) and a short shutter speed of 1/350th of a second, that eliminated any possible motion blur. With a nearly completely open aperture of f/2.8, he also created a soft, pleasant bokeh in the background.
A similar situation, a different approach. While in the picture above the intimacy of the image and reduction of the content are at the forefront, this picture captures all the dynamics of a stage performance.更多细节
Light sources from all sides focus on the singer – colourful spotlights from left and right, and a warm light from the front. Here the photographer also did a spectacular job of capturing the atmosphere and energy of the concert, underlined at the precise moment by the musician’s leap.
The photographer was placed below the stage for this picture. With a wide open aperture (f/2) and a light sensitivity of ISO 640, a short exposure time of 1/320th of a second was enough to capture this dynamic jump with a negligible amount of motion blur. The stage lighting was sufficient to reveal the right amount of background. Using a flash would have destroyed the whole atmosphere and pushed unimportant details to the forefront.
Available light photography is always a question of playing with light and shadow, with brightness and darkness. This photo is an excellent example of how, through the reduction of picture content, you are able to create an intimate and intense mood. In this case, the photographer specifically used the available light sources on the stage, to take advantage of the contrasts and to isolate the musician from his surroundings. As a result, the universal aspect of this motif – the musician and his instrument – is brought to the forefront.更多细节
In this case, the photographer is standing to the right behind the musician. For the picture, he used the only light source – a spotlight that was falling on the musician at that point. A wide open aperture (f/1.7) allowed the photographer to use a relatively short exposure time (1/90s), which prevented a larger degree of motion blur. With these parameters, only the brightest elements of the picture are visible; in other words, only the instrument and the musician. The room, the audience and the stage – everything else disappears in the darkness. Concert and theatre photography, among others, define a very specific genre of available light photography, because they manage to work without extra aids, but adapt the stage lighting set up for the audience’s benefit.
拍攝環境光照片的理想工具：徠卡M10具有令人印象深刻的高ISO性能和高速的Summilux-M 50 mm f / 1.4 ASPH鏡頭。