A&P First attempt at night shots with D90

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Wobistdu

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    Starting to read books on exposure and other stuff. I really want to be able to take "better" shots and try to utilize this insanely awesome camera.

    I'm kind of excited about this pic despite that it is kind of boring. I was merely trying to get a long exposure to show motion on the bridge plus capture the very dim night sky with the nice colors.

    Can't wait to try again! :joshers:

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    Exposure: 8 Aperture: f/18.0 Focal Length: 55 mm Exposure: +0.19 ISO Speed: 100
    First time using new lens - 55-200 VR F/4-5.6
     
  2. Wobistdu

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    Wish I had the statue centered

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    Little crooked and the people/car are distracting

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  3. Wobistdu

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    let me know what you guys think. any criticism/tips are appreciated
     
  4. Hyperite

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    motion on the bridge? :confused:
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    yeah i wish i was higher, but that white streak is traffic

    /fail
     
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    oh, i thought the bridge was lit... looks alright :dunno:
     
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    Boring. Boring. Boring.




    Keep trying.
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    just practice. need to find a better place to take that type of pic. unfortunately in DC... west is kind of difficult.
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    yeah i was trying to get someone to light themselves on fire or something for ya know excitement

    but no takers :rofl:
     
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    I'm just saying that compositionally this really offers nothing very engrossing. Don't get caught up with the "omg, long exposures are awesomes".
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    i agree

    but one must first learn to crawl before learning to do a full split upside down on a stripper pole
     
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    That's why I said keep trying. ;)
     
  13. EWhytsell

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    Looks like you got the idea for long exposures. Now to find creative vantage points to get some really cool shots. I wish columbus oh offered more in the way of interesting night scenery.
     
  14. TheManLouisianaFace

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    Doing a really long exposure, like, a few minutes in bulb mode will get rid of the people.
     
  15. Wobistdu

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    my tripod isn't the best to reduce shaking.

    what is bulb mode?
     
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    Get a cable release

    Bulb mode is when you hold down the click to keep the shutter open, and closes when you release. So you can pretty much open the shutter forever
     
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    Or a remote.
     
  18. Hyperite

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    or just put it in timer mode
     
  19. Wobistdu

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    i shot these with a timer. only way to keep it from blurring cuz my finger would shake it
     
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    why shoot at f/18 and 8 seconds?

    you could've shot at f/9 and 30 seconds..... thats the sweet spot in my book.
     
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    so, more light for longer?
     
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    Two things you MUST do for long exposures like these. 1, mirror lock-up. 2, remote/cable release.

    #1 locks the mirror up out of the way before opening the shutter, then requiring you to hit the shutter release again to open the shutter itself. This reduces the minute amount of camera shake you can get from the mirror locking into place.

    #2 eliminates you having to touch your camera to take a photo, eliminating the risk of you slightly shaking the camera/tripod while taking an exposure.
     
  23. Wobistdu

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    ummm WHAT
     
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    he either typoed, or he's fucking with you.
     
  25. Wobistdu

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    yeah i have the d90 set to delay mirror or whatever. it lifts the mirror then waits 1 sec before starting the picture
     

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