A&P Pics from the other night vs. what am i doing wrong?

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  1. robz

    robz OT Supporter

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    please critique them and let me know how to improve
    (no flash was used just long exposure)

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    ISO800/17mm/f2.8/0.6sec

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    ISO800/17mm/f14/4.0sec
     
  2. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    Why are you using such a high ISO? Obviously you're using a tripod so there's no need for that. Lower it to 200 or 100, whatever your camera allows. On the first one you could prob. clone stamp the glare out (as well as the light).
     
  3. ballz

    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    yeah, use lower ISO. less ISO = less noise
     
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    you aren't doing anything wrong, just use a lower ISO. the pictures themself are great. some of the best best best pictures are taken a few minutes after sunset, the sky turns a very vivid blue that explodes all over your sensor.
     
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    the other guys nailed it.

    If you're using a tripod, bring the iso down to 100, and let the exposure time go up.

    You'll get a decent amount more detail and sharpness.
     
  6. robz

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    i feel like i never get the contrst/sharpness that people get. I'll start reducing the iso's
     
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    exposure, tonal range and color is there, subject isn't that intresting to me :o
     
  8. jared_IRL

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    yup, thats your iso.

    The only reason your iso should be raised above 100 is because you are shooting by hand, and don't have the light to shoot without camera shake or motion blur.

    Shots like this should be entirely shot at 100. You get the most detail, and since you're already using a tripod, who gives a fuck if it's a 1 or 6 second exposure...
     
  9. GregFarz78

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    I always shoot at 100 ISO when I use a tripod no reason not to, also I'd photoshop out that light in the right corner of the first pic
     
  10. robz

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    gotcha, makes sense. What I even do since i don't have a remote is that i set my cam on a timer so when i press the button i don't create that shake.. i press the button and back off
     
  11. mandarin orange

    mandarin orange OT Supporter

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    first pic is boring. second pic is nice.

    lower iso. u're on a tripod. shutter speed shouldn't matter
     
  12. cftofu2k

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    the first one the lines are not very fine. looks like you sharpened or saved compressed jpg?
     
  13. robz

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    in lightroom i hit export to email..
    shot them in raw mode
     
  14. GregFarz78

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    get a remote mang they're only like $20
     
  15. Gromer

    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    With my Nikon, I turn on the 2 second delay when using the tripod. Hit the shutter and move away :o
     
  16. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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