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Night/Star Photography

Postby Athos » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:12 am

I've been playing around with my camera's shutter speed. I thought I could get some really cool pictures. Sadly, these are not them. Anyone got any tips on how to do it better?

These were taken with a 30'' shutter speed and an F3.5 aperature and using the flash.

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Re: Night/Star Photography

Postby condor » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:02 pm

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm bored at work :)
And since this topic is still in the top few threads, I didn't think anybody would mind.

What ISO setting were you using? If you go too high, the pictures will be too grainy. For what you're doing, 30 seconds may be too long too. Here's a couple of night pictures that I took so you can get an idea of settings to use.

This one was at ISO800 with 1/1000 exposure. ... hotostream

And this one was ISO800 with a 2 second exposure. ... hotostream

edit: one more thing I forgot to mention is to use the timer function on your camera. You shake the camera a bit when you push the button. Set the timer for 5 seconds and the camera should have stopped shaking from your press to take a steady shot.
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