A&P night shot

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  1. ibewill

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    F13 30Sec ISO1600
    have had my canon xti for about a week now and haven't really gotten a chance to shoot much yet. this shot was taken at my friends house. I need to get a tripod and a remote.
     
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    WTF iso 1600 on a tripod :rofl:
     
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    lpg tank? atomic bomb? :dunno:
     
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    holy noise. it looks pretty light out though
     
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    i don't have a tripod so i used iso 1600.
     
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    it was actually taken at around 9pm and it was pretty dark out.
     
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    you handheld a 30sec exposure :bowdown:
     
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    what are those random white and blue pixels? I thought it was my LCD :o
     
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    i set it on a deck and used the timer.
     
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    stars.
     
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    noisy and boring.
     
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  13. jared_IRL

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    30 sec exposure at 1600?

    that doesn't make sense...


    neither does f13.

    Can you explain why you chose the settings you did?
     
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    The high ISO is because he's a dumbass

    The long shutter speed is fine

    The aperture is basically F11 1/2
     
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    Maybe ya guys didnt read this......maybe we can give him some pointers on what settings to go with??? Most people that get into a DSLR dont even have their camera on manual after a week, so I give him props!
     
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    too much noise
     
  17. jared_IRL

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    You're right!

    So, here we go...

    First, lets tackle the high ISO...

    The main advantage to using higher ISO settings is to allow you to keep shutter speeds up in low light conditions -

    For example, F8, 1/60th and iso 100 is perfect if you are indoors and using a flash, but if you shut your flash off, those same settings will severly underexpose the picture.

    You could change it to f8, 1 sec, iso 100, but then you'd need your subject to stand perfectly still for a second, AND you'd need a tripod.

    So, if you change it to f8, 1/60, iso 800, you should be able to correctly expose the shot.

    Get it?

    So, if you already have your camera on a tripod or stabilized on a railing, etc, you gain nothing by cranking the iso up. You could have brought your ISO down to 100, and made it a 60 second exposure instead of 30.

    This way your shot wouldbe exposed the same, but would have almost NO noise.

    Let me know if i'm not making sense...


    Now onto the aperture...

    Why f13? Why not f4.5? f8?

    Most, if not all kit lenses are sharpest at f8. (general rule here, I know that some people, through testing, have found their particular lens to be sharpest at 5.6 or 11 or whatever, but in general, f8 is where the business is.)

    So, with depth of field and aperture changes for exposure control aside, you should always try to use the lens in its sharpest setting...

    I would have shot your shot at f8, because there is no reason here to need to use the aperture for DOF control, and since you're already stabilized and going for a really long exposure, you're not using the aperture for exposure control...


    Any other questions?
     
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    ok, thanks for the tips. i've really never shot anything at night before.
     

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