A&P first time doing night shots, how are these?

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  1. insomnia

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    I don't think they are too bad for the first time, besides the positioning and tripod being between the light source (moon) and my truck in a few. They seem to be grainy and out of focus on a few...any tips for that? Anything I'm obviously doing wrong? :noes:

    Exif's should be intact, the photos are untouched besides 50% smaller.
     
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    Awesome!!!!!

    Maybe just lighten it a tad in PS tho?
     
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    The pics are too dark. Just a bit of fill flash would help tremendously.
     
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    I'll read up a little on that and try again tonight, thanks :hs:
     
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    generally night shots work great with flash like stated above, or with some nicely placed lights ie. city lights. your pictures have the right idea, but lack of "night time scenery." the area you chose would probably be better in the day time.
     
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    Underexpose the fill flash by one to two stops and you'll get a better effect than if you shoot for normal flash exposure. Place a white hankerchief over the flash head to soften and diffuse the light. It wil also cut down on the exposure value and give you the underexposure.
     
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    Yeah I agree with the others, they are too dark. I think you are probably looking for the affect like I got in the picture I posted below. I took that picture when the sun was about to go down, but was still above the horizon. Basically from where I took the picture, about half of the sun was able to reflect off the car, giving me the shot I wanted. I had to wait about 45 minutes for the sun to be right, but it came through.

    BTW this picture was shot with my old compact Fujiflim Finepix A201 (2MP, fully auto).........so I dont think its too bad for a $200 compact.....

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    I tried a little more and cleaned up the old ones a little more. I forgot a hankerchief so couldn't try that method but I toyed around with fill flash a little. Now all I need is a good subject to toy around with :coolugh:

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    I was literally less than 2 min off base (you can see the lights in the background). I just want to get the hang of it before I take a drive and comeback with 30 shitty pictures...maybe next weekend I'll take a drive and hopefully get a couple good ones :noes:
     

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