A&P Night photography tips and suggestions?

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  1. TtamNedlog

    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Planning to head downtown (Mobile, AL) tomorrow night and shoot whatever catches my eye. I doubt any of you are from this area so obviously I'm not looking for any specific tips, just some general suggestions of shots to try or things to keep in mind.

    My lens choices for your consideration:
    18-35 3.5-4.5
    18-200VR
    50 1.8
    105 2.8

    I only want to carry one or two with my D80 (I also have an SB800 and a tripod, but don't want to carry those things unless you think they would be particularly useful). Hopefully I won't be mugged. :noes:
     
  2. goten2000

    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    you're going to need that tripod
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    yeah night time is definite DEFINITE tripod

    take just the 18-200 since it gives the most versatility, and just experiment with settings

    try shooting infinity shots at f/8 or f/11.

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    Shot this with my 55-200 VR on a D90. It's not a masterpiece, but my 2nd attempt at night shots.

    Just be aware that the light meter is going to lie to you a lot (at least it did for me)
     
  4. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

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    I love night photography, even though I'm not nearly good enough at it yet
     
  5. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    also shoot lowest ISO that looks good. not sure what that is on D80... maybe 100?
     
  6. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    and try with or without VR.

    tripod you're supposed to disable VR

    also can you do mirror lockup delay on a d80? in other words let the mirror go up and the camera waits before taking the shot

    also, if you don't have remote use camera timer. your finger pressing the shutter will blur the image. Set if to 5+ sec and let the camera steady
     
  7. KenRockwell

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    Never visit my site again.
     
  8. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    terrible troll
     
  9. derekOT

    derekOT New Member

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    hahaha ken gets sharp shots handheld up to 2 seconds bro!
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    he chooses not to get VR since it goes against his superior steady hands
     
  11. TtamNedlog

    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    Is that the real Ken Rockwell?

    I could go up to ISO400 on the D80. My autofocus is out on the 18-200, but autofocus isn't always reliable in low light anyway so I guess that won't matter. I'm just lazy heh.
     
  12. Wobistdu

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    well you want low iso at night anyway, so that's ok
     
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  15. TtamNedlog

    TtamNedlog OT Supporter

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    It wasn't a completely stupid question. =p
     
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    wizeguy4 New Member

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    I LOVE when Ken makes appearances here. so witty
     
  17. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I'd do wide angle + tripod + cable release or remote + 30 sec to few minutes exposure and lowest ISO
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    How do I do long exposures like 30+sec without overexposing the picture?
     
  19. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    stop your aperture down
    get an ND filter.
     
  20. Wobistdu

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    ahhhh yes a filter

    yeah cuz i'll go f/22 and still will only need like 8 sec.
     
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    this thread is full of lulz
    :rofl:
     

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