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Old 08-25-2007, 02:18 AM   #1
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:36 AM   #3
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take your camera off auto and use it on manual to get some variety in your pics. The flash is washing out everything in the foreground and getting nothing in the background. For night shots open up the aperture, use a tripod, and slow the shutter speed down a bit. Don;t get me wrong your pics are good but if your want variety you have to experiment a bit. This is coming from someone who takes all his pics at nite.
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take your camera off auto and use it on manual to get some variety in your pics. The flash is washing out everything in the foreground and getting nothing in the background. For night shots open up the aperture, use a tripod, and slow the shutter speed down a bit. Don;t get me wrong your pics are good but if your want variety you have to experiment a bit. This is coming from someone who takes all his pics at nite.
Thanks for the advice! I've been bad about just pointing and clicking, but I would like to try new approaches. What kind of things you like to snap pics of at night? Do you just happen to take pics mostly at night, or is there a specific draw?
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my job requires me to take lots of pictures at night. I just transferring over to the digital side, I still have mostly film equipment. But its nice not being tied to the photo lab.

Heres a few tips on your next outing.

1. use a cheap tripod, 30 bux at walmart or 8 bux at salvation army. For night photos you need a tripod.

2. Ditch the flash for now, but that will also limit movement in your shots. Its amazing what you can do at night w/o the flash

3. Open the aperture up, this will kill depth of field but its still manageable.

4. turn it off auto. Use manual mode only.

5, have fun. I had some really good nite pics I took downtown but they're at work.
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i really like that photo showing my jumping to flamingo hahaha

woops im on the wrong screen name hahaha it me NO MERCY hahahaha brians a ***got
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my job requires me to take lots of pictures at night. I just transferring over to the digital side, I still have mostly film equipment. But its nice not being tied to the photo lab.

Heres a few tips on your next outing.

1. use a cheap tripod, 30 bux at walmart or 8 bux at salvation army. For night photos you need a tripod.

2. Ditch the flash for now, but that will also limit movement in your shots. Its amazing what you can do at night w/o the flash

3. Open the aperture up, this will kill depth of field but its still manageable.

4. turn it off auto. Use manual mode only.

5, have fun. I had some really good nite pics I took downtown but they're at work.
Are you taking moving shots.
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There's another post, check there. This is pt 2.
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i did, only a highchair one, none of the other ones came out good i bet, i guess we should all try again tommorow
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my job requires me to take lots of pictures at night. I just transferring over to the digital side, I still have mostly film equipment. But its nice not being tied to the photo lab.

Heres a few tips on your next outing.

1. use a cheap tripod, 30 bux at walmart or 8 bux at salvation army. For night photos you need a tripod.

2. Ditch the flash for now, but that will also limit movement in your shots. Its amazing what you can do at night w/o the flash

3. Open the aperture up, this will kill depth of field but its still manageable.

4. turn it off auto. Use manual mode only.

5, have fun. I had some really good nite pics I took downtown but they're at work.

dude, no offense, but you don't know what you're talking about. the ONLY way to get action shots in a dark parking lot is with the flash. the reason the background is getting washed out is because the flash isn't powerful enough. on a P&S they will always look like that. if she slows down the shutter speed enough to get a balanced exposure, the entire picture will be nothing but a giant blur. and a tripod?? you're kidding right? have you ever used a tripod to take pics of moving objects??

at this point and those conditions, the only thing that is going to make her pics better is a better camera. learning the settings on the camera will only make them marginally better. a cheap p&S will only do so much for low light action shots.
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Well we were trying to get peep's to ride by the light we had out there. Besides, who care about the back ground.
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dude, no offense, but you don't know what you're talking about. the ONLY way to get action shots in a dark parking lot is with the flash. the reason the background is getting washed out is because the flash isn't powerful enough. on a P&S they will always look like that. if she slows down the shutter speed enough to get a balanced exposure, the entire picture will be nothing but a giant blur. and a tripod?? you're kidding right? have you ever used a tripod to take pics of moving objects??

at this point and those conditions, the only thing that is going to make her pics better is a better camera. learning the settings on the camera will only make them marginally better. a cheap p&S will only do so much for low light action shots.
2. Ditch the flash for now, but that will also limit movement in your shots. Its amazing what you can do at night w/o the flash

Key words there are "limit movement". I was referring to low light photography in general, not just the pics she took of yall. For the shots I do I never use a flash. I only use flash in daylight to fill in shadows. Granted these were general suggestions but then again my photo subjects don't move around much because they are usually dead by the time I get there. Given the conditions I normally work in my pictures come out pretty decent.....decent enough to testify in criminal cases.

As far as the P&S camera in low light, they work pretty decent if you use it on manual mode,sans the flash. When I want to finish a scene quick, I pull out the point and shoot and set it up on a tripod and get my pics. If its dark I'll just paint the scene with my streamlight for a few secs and its turns pitch black into daytime, all w/o using a flash.

My go to setup, when all else fails is a Pentax K100 35mm slr and a flash light.
All manual camera that uses no batteries and a very basic light meter. I've done entire crime scenes using this alone and wouldn't hesitate to present them as evidence before a jury. Granted I'll use 7 - 8 rolls of film, but I get beautiful shots from a $30.00 camera I bought at a shop.

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Don't be surprised if I start begging ya to come out and give a lesson in the parking lot. And again, thanks for the advice Andre. It'd be fun to get one of you with photography experience to come out and shoot one night; I wouldn't mind learning something new.
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Don't be surprised if I start begging ya to come out and give a lesson in the parking lot. And again, thanks for the advice Andre. It'd be fun to get one of you with photography experience to come out and shoot one night; I wouldn't mind learning something new.
no problem, I usually work past midnite and always have my camera gear on me when I'm at work. And I work the sw side now, so i'm always close by if i'm not on a call. clayton has seen me come by once, but i never see anyone their now, but then i dont check that often.
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