This is photograph I have clicked during my Sweden visit. It was city center area at Gothenburgh. The view is quite eye pleasing – cold weather, water stream in between roads, surrounded by glowing building. Its worth capturing.

Street Photography Camera Settings and Editing tutorials
Street Photography Sweden

I tried to use built in flash for this photograph but as it was not a strong flash it resulted into light spots on photograph and almost destroyed the photograph. On DSLR Camera Screen it was not much visible but when i reviewed it on laptop screen it was an disappointment.

So I Planned to corrected photograph using Photo editing tools. So below are my DSLR setting while clicking and its Edting Details

Camera Settings for Clicking this Street Photo at Night

  • Camera Used: Nikon D3500
  • Lens: Nikon: 18-55 mm
  • Focal length: 18 mm
  • Aperture: F/3.5mm
  • Shutter Speed: 1/60s
  • ISO: 3200
  • Lighting: Only Buildings and Street Lights
  • Flash Used: Yes
  • Weather: Freezing Cold
  • Place: Gothenburgh, Sweden

Scope of Improvement

This photograph would be much more better if I would have used tripod stand to stabilize camera, use ISO to half, didnt used Flash and lower down shutter speed than 1/10s. These settings would have reduced need for editing.

Photo Editing Tutorial for Night Street Photography – Photoshop

  • Duplicate the Layer
  • Click on Image Menu > Auto Tone
  • Click on Filter Menu > Camera Raw filter
  • Using Adjustment Brush tool in camera raw filter, Mask the Sky and Reduce Exposure, Shadows, Highlights, Contrast and Whites to -100
  • Increase the Overall Temperature of the Image
  • Select the Building area using Adjustment Brush and Increase exposure, Contrast, Highlights. Reduce Shadows and Black .
  • Do Noise Reduction in building Area
  • Similar Settings Needs to be done for Water Area.
  • Now Using HSL Settings, Increase Orange & Yellow Hue and Saturation
  • In Split Toning, Select Orange Color Highlights and Shadows and Increase its saturation a bit.
  • Click OK and Save your Image

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