Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2699 posts, RR: 16 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7408 times:
Looking at some of these pictures I was wondering...how is it done? Usually I only shoot in the afternoon/dusk because of work/school and I tend to leave during the "blue hour" since my shots come out blurry or out of focus after that. I have tried fiddling with the settings but with little success. I'm not talking about dusk/dawn here, I'm talking about full darkness. Any tips?
Very interesting question. I have the same question. I hope someone can provide an answer here.
All my results were amazingly blurry, way too dark, grainy, noisy etc etc... No chance to get a proper sharp picture...
DABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7362 times:
Now, someone correct me if I'm wrong here but for the example shots #1 and #3 and #4 I would take spot metering from the #1-flare #3-afterburn #4-moon. Everything else except the light sources in these pictures are dark, if not black (I'm on a bad/dark monitor currently). You should be able to get rather fast shutter speed by taking the reading from these points.
For #2 and #5 you need a VERY steady hand to be able to get panning shots on shutter speeds as low as 1/10 or 1/20 - I can't even dream of that with my shaky hands...
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WILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9315 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7358 times:
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Quoting DABZF (Reply 2): For #2 and #5 you need a VERY steady hand to be able to get panning shots on shutter speeds as low as 1/10 or 1/20 - I can't even dream of that with my shaky hands... Sad
Yeah, I wasn't very successful with such shots myself. Most are blurry
Quoting DABZF (Reply 2): Now, someone correct me if I'm wrong here but for the example shots #1 and #3 and #4 I would take spot metering from the #1-flare #3-afterburn #4-moon.
It looke like the shutter speed is pretty short, as seen in #2. The background lights are just slightly blurred because of the motion. But the aircraft is pretty sharp.
Pic #4 looks a little grainy to me (but this might be this cheap stupid laptop But I guess even here the shutter speed is pretty short and the ISO is at maybr 1600 or so?
Soon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7210 times:
For celestial type night shots (plane/moon), I've used iso 800, n/reduction,1/250sec w/ 600 mm lens and 1.4 adapter...on tripod w/ cable release., Static exteriors,2-3 minute exposures on tripod, ISO 100. Moving objects at night, ...ISO 200-800, fast lens...panning on tripod if able and much luck...
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