JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3704 times:
Most obvious....keep the camera very, very still. If you can, weigh down the tripod with something heavy, as it does not take much of a breeze to move the camera even on a tripod. I started by playing with exposure times around 10 seconds with mid range aperatures, and 100 iso. Try different settings using the same light, use a log to write down your settings so you can see the results when you get the film back. Make sure to tell the developer NOT to adjust the exposure, but to develop/print as they come out of the camera. Otherwise, they will try to correct any over/under exposures for you and you will never know if your settings were any good. Let us know how it goes.
Silverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3521 times:
I would add to the above, also use a remote shutter relaease. I think the canon is an electrical type one. As regards exposure, not too long as the colour balance can be upset, i think it is the law of recoprosity or something!!
Would also suggst nothing wider than f4 nor smaller than f11 5.6 or 8 or what ever is nearst on your should be ok. take a complete roll of film and have a 'marker; at the front just in case the lab sends them back in reverse order. try 15 30 and 45 sec at both of those apertures and try out diffreing light levels..even in the dark. Once you get the hang of that you can go onto painting with flash
But the best advise is experiment
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5035 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3481 times:
I agree with the others......must keep the camera very still. I do not have a remote but I use the timed shutter. One year ago I tried a very difficult night shot in Seattle (non-aviation). Take a look:
Steady......is the key word with night shots. But it does take a certain amount of experimentation with exposures. My Louisville shot was 10 seconds at f13. I tried one at 15 seconds/f13 and it introduced more grain in the clouds also was a bit darker. I found that 10 seconds still gave me some definition in the clouds with whatever little sunlight remained.
[Edited 2003-08-15 08:35:46]
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens