A&P Need Night Photo Advice.

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  1. CKMustangCobra

    CKMustangCobra New Member

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    I will be taking pictures of my car at night infront of a bunch of busy metro buildings and such.... so many different color lights in the background... about 100 - 1000 yards out for everything.

    Taking pictures of a car.

    Any advice on settings and shit?
     
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    CKMustangCobra New Member

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    I see how it is.

    I have my father in laws Canon EOS something and I don't want to go at it blind.

    He has all kinds of crazy lenses too. One has it's own tripod.
     
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    What I would do:

    Park Car
    Frame your Shot walking around
    Mount Camera on Tripod
    Put it in aperture priority around f/5.6-f/8 and let your meter pick the shutter speed (use matrix metering), it may be anywhere from 1 second to 30 seconds depending on how much light is available.
    Make sure your focus point is on the car.

    You'll need have your dad show you how to use a 3-5 second timer delay so you don't get camera shake from starting the shot.
     
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    CKMustangCobra New Member

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    Cool Cool.

    Will all the lights in the background mess with anything?

    I guess that is my question in a nut shell...

    This shot was taken of my old car a few years ago with a POS Canon A30 or something. I'll be attempting some shots like this at the same location too.

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