A&P Grainy / noise

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  1. Dazed1

    Dazed1 OT Supporter

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    So i'm a noob with a decent DSLR. Took this pic from my apt window last evening around 8pm. Using a tripod as well.
    Picture is only cropped, and resized. Not altered at all.
    What am I doing wrong ?
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    Here is the original one, with the Exif data:
    http://www.mayurbhatia.com/club3g/Scene01_large.JPG
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I'm not on my computer where I can read EXIF, but I'm assuming your ISO was high.

    What mode did you use?

    Clean your sensor :)
     
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    ISO400, manual, f/22, 0.6 exp.

    and why clean the sensor ?I've barely shot 500 pics, and never taken this lens off the camera :o
     
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    clean your sensor because there is dust in the top center-right.

    don't shoot at f/22..shooting at that high of an f/stop makes any lens quality go in the shitter.

    use the lowest ISO you can.

    try it!
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    doesn't matter how new your cam is, there is dust:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    and yes, f/22 is WAY too small
     
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    Thanks.. I'll check my filter before i try to clean the sensor :o

    Top right is a star. there was just one that night :)
     
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    would've been a MUCH better picture without the powerlines...


    low ISO, and lower f stop would've helped.
     
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    even with all that it still wouldnt be worth my click
     
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    I know. I'm just learning first how to take the picture with decent exposure / lighting, then how the placement of the objects. I cant really remove the power lines from my neighbourhood :o
     
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    As in ? The sceneray is not so great ?
     
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    Yeah, you definitly want to stay away from f22 and iso 400 for night shots like this...

    f22 should only be used for depth of field purposes, or when you're trying to blur movement, and need to stop down.

    Iso 400 should only be used when you're stopped up as high as you can go (4.5, 5.6 on that lens, I believe...), and need a faster shutter speed to capture your shot.

    If you would've set the camera at iso 100, in aperture mode at f8, the camera would have adjusted the exposure time for you, and the picture would be much clearer.

    Give it a shot.
     
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    god forbid someone trying to learn posts a pic, right?

    ass.

    :squint:
     
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    keep shooting, keep reading. learn the difference between a snapshot and a properly composed, exposed, and thoughtful picture.
     
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    Aye.
    I've read about the three + three rule. Trying to compose pictures with that. I need to head out more.

    I'm looking for a simple way of understanding exposure, f/stop values, ISO. Any pointors? I've read the FAQ on the top as well. Hopefully something canon specific :o
     
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    Those are adjustments are not camera specific, simply the way in which to set them on your paticular platform is.

    The Rule of Thirds is a good start, but there are other principles to consider-such as use (or lack of) negative space, lines, shadow, light, etc.

    F stops, exposure, ISO are the basics of technical composition. I recommend reading up on what they do, how the camera accomplished them, and the effect achieved at different settings. After that, switch to the manual mode on your camera and experiement. Also, an art book that has nothing to do with photography can help you immensely.

    Cheers
     
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    The settings you used are immensly better than the ones you chose the first time.

    Now that you're getting somewhere with that, start playing with composing interesting shots.

    The more you shoot, the better you'll get.
     

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