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TBR
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7/4/2016 5:26:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I am be no means an expert, but I know a couple of pro photographers, and dabble. Thought I might do this quick for everyone who messes-up their nights photos every damn time.

IF your phone/camera allows for some manual settings, its very easy, but black is white, up is down. Its all backwards from what you think it "normal"

1) Set your ISO like its bright daylight ~200
2) Set your shutter like you are shooting portrait photos in the 1800's > 20sec
3) f-stop (if you have any idea what this is, you should know) set like you are "opening" your eye just like you are seeing them. WIDE OPEN. Start with 1 - 1.4.

If you want that HUGE shot, DON'T use telephoto lenses. Use a zoom, and set yourself back from the action.

Basically, everything flip all intuition on its a$$

have fun.
ShabShoral
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7/4/2016 9:26:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 5:26:32 AM, TBR wrote:
I am be no means an expert, but I know a couple of pro photographers, and dabble. Thought I might do this quick for everyone who messes-up their nights photos every damn time.

IF your phone/camera allows for some manual settings, its very easy, but black is white, up is down. Its all backwards from what you think it "normal"

1) Set your ISO like its bright daylight ~200
2) Set your shutter like you are shooting portrait photos in the 1800's > 20sec
3) f-stop (if you have any idea what this is, you should know) set like you are "opening" your eye just like you are seeing them. WIDE OPEN. Start with 1 - 1.4.

If you want that HUGE shot, DON'T use telephoto lenses. Use a zoom, and set yourself back from the action.

Basically, everything flip all intuition on its a$$

have fun.

Why use a low ISO if the scene is dark enough to warrant ultra low shutter speeds and wide f-stops? I don't understand.

Probably missing something obvious... I know little about photography.
I would prefer not to.
TBR
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7/4/2016 3:56:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 9:26:09 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 7/4/2016 5:26:32 AM, TBR wrote:
I am be no means an expert, but I know a couple of pro photographers, and dabble. Thought I might do this quick for everyone who messes-up their nights photos every damn time.

IF your phone/camera allows for some manual settings, its very easy, but black is white, up is down. Its all backwards from what you think it "normal"

1) Set your ISO like its bright daylight ~200
2) Set your shutter like you are shooting portrait photos in the 1800's > 20sec
3) f-stop (if you have any idea what this is, you should know) set like you are "opening" your eye just like you are seeing them. WIDE OPEN. Start with 1 - 1.4.

If you want that HUGE shot, DON'T use telephoto lenses. Use a zoom, and set yourself back from the action.

Basically, everything flip all intuition on its a$$

have fun.

Why use a low ISO if the scene is dark enough to warrant ultra low shutter speeds and wide f-stops? I don't understand.

Probably missing something obvious... I know little about photography.

What you want to do is have the shutter OPEN for a long time. Some exposures might be 5sec. This way you will get the HUGE launch, explosion, and shape.

Like I said, up is down. Think of it this way. Watch a firework explode. How long did it take? Longer than you think?
ShabShoral
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7/4/2016 11:14:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 7/4/2016 3:56:43 PM, TBR wrote:
At 7/4/2016 9:26:09 AM, ShabShoral wrote:
At 7/4/2016 5:26:32 AM, TBR wrote:
I am be no means an expert, but I know a couple of pro photographers, and dabble. Thought I might do this quick for everyone who messes-up their nights photos every damn time.

IF your phone/camera allows for some manual settings, its very easy, but black is white, up is down. Its all backwards from what you think it "normal"

1) Set your ISO like its bright daylight ~200
2) Set your shutter like you are shooting portrait photos in the 1800's > 20sec
3) f-stop (if you have any idea what this is, you should know) set like you are "opening" your eye just like you are seeing them. WIDE OPEN. Start with 1 - 1.4.

If you want that HUGE shot, DON'T use telephoto lenses. Use a zoom, and set yourself back from the action.

Basically, everything flip all intuition on its a$$

have fun.

Why use a low ISO if the scene is dark enough to warrant ultra low shutter speeds and wide f-stops? I don't understand.

Probably missing something obvious... I know little about photography.

What you want to do is have the shutter OPEN for a long time. Some exposures might be 5sec. This way you will get the HUGE launch, explosion, and shape.

Like I said, up is down. Think of it this way. Watch a firework explode. How long did it take? Longer than you think?

Ah, okay, I see what you mean. Cheers
I would prefer not to.