Demas Rusli is one of those overachievers that your parents reference to shame you into doing more with your life. Cheers, Demas.
Not only is he a architectural graduate, he’s made a major name for himself in the art world and on social media for his seriously impressive photography. Take a look:
In the wake of Vivid Sydney, Demas gave some pointers on how to capture that perf low-light shot. I’d strongly suggest paying attention too, as low-light seems to be Demas’ forte tenfold. Exhibit B:
To get some quality snaps in near-darkness, Demas has five fairly straightforward tips (although let’s be real, Demas’ photos would be near-impossible to match but worth a try nonetheless). Have a squiz at his life lessons below:
To put it in layman’s terms for the camera novices out there (including myself), it’s all about the settings, surroundings and a steady hand. If you’re a Shaky McGee because of an alarming level of caffeine (hello), the steady hand is easier said than done. But fret not my shaky-inclined friends, Demas has a solution for that too – grab yourselves a tripod or set the timer to allow for a steadier hold.
Demas also suggests using the environment to your advantage, whether it’s getting low to find unique angles or using natural light to get the shot just right. Simple, yet effective.
In terms of camera settings, I’m not too much of a technical whizz so I’ll let Demas explain that side of it:
Shooting RAW will help you get the most out of your images when post-processing/editing. RAW means that the image is uncompressed and has the most data for you to adjust later on in terms of brightness, contrast, and colours etc. on programs such as Adobe Lightroom. On the Samsung Galaxy S9, this can be switched on in the Camera Settings in the Picture Size menu.
And Demas on ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture:
By understanding the balance between ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture, you will be able to go out there and shoot in low light with confidence. In dark situations, the aim is to keep your ISO (sensor sensitivity towards light) as low as possible then adjusting your Shutter Speed and Aperture to allow enough light onto the sensor.
Makes sense? Good. While you process all of this new info, have a gander at Vivid Sydney through Demas’ lense: