Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Smeghead, Oct 1, 2008.
with your hands.
Holy long thread-title
Like is there any point of going out and taking pics at night if you don't have any tripod?
Ken Rockwell can handhold for about 2-3 seconds
Good photogs 1/15-1/30
The rest of the word 1/60
Can you still get a pretty good clear night pic on that speed?
Feel more than free to post pics you took hand-held at night.
depends on teh focal length
kinda depends on focal length.... i'll rock a 1/2 second exposure at 10mm and do ok, but at 400mm it's quite another story
ken rockwell dont need IS - the world just sits still while he takes his shot
Maybe, but I don't like the idea of getting one, lol. I just go out and shot for fun or when I feel inspired. I don't take my photography too serious. It's just a hobby. I think getting a tripod would be too much for me
Find a solid location to place your camera
Put on timer mode
Yeah this is what I do most of the time. Fucking sucks sometimes though.
Get a neck strap, wrap it really tight around your arm, pull up to help stabilize it and lean against a wall if you have to. I got the pieta in St Peter's at 1/5 (I think it was 1/5). It took a few tries and I had to breath in and hold my breath (rifle fire techniques) to get it right.
IS makes 1/15 cake though.
This is, as has been said, all focal length dependent though.
get something like this, its easy to carry and would help you out a lot.
I was hand holding 1/8th shots a couple days ago ay 70mm. They were decently sharp...but it was just goofy pictures of a cat.
Believe it or not, I took this shot with that exact tripod:
It is pretty much proven that a lower center of mass is more stable, amirite?
This was a .6 second hand held that I took.
Ive had a 1 second hand held that came out pretty good... but that must have been a fluke cuz 90% of the time anything over .3 sucks for me hahaha
is it still sharp at 100%?
So you're saying that in order to take better hand held slow shutter shots I should develop a gut?
not bad let me try and get a 100% crop hang on.
EDIT: Maybe its not so good as i first thought, I took this pic sometime in the early spring....
rule of thumb is 1/x... x being the focal length you are extended to, is the safe limit in which to handhold a photo.. so if you are rocking a 300mm lens, you should have a minimum of a ~1/300th shutter speed or so.. and don't forget about crop factor when calculating that #.
Can't believe it took someone this long to say that.
Doesn't work too well