TedTAce
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Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:05 pm

I was looking in amazement @
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And I'm wondering what settings would be used to get this kind of shot

I was taking some sunset shots the other night @ ISO 400 f9-13, and came up with some ok shots considering I was exposing for 1/2sec - 3 seconds. Nice when things are not moving, but when you have an f-16 flying by how in the hell do you get a shot like this and keep it in focus with such little light?
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RE: Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:25 pm

Not exactly a stupid question. The only way I could answer this is by telling you the way I go about it; first I'll choose Tv on the (Canon) camera, then dial in a shutter speed that I know I can handle under these circumstances. Then I'll experiment a little, choose a faster shutter speed and so on. It's all about trying, trying, trying!!!
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RE: Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:23 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Thread starter):
@ ISO 400 f9-13,

Use a bigger aperture, say f/5.
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RE: Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:30 pm

Why go for ISO 400? Try at ISO 100 and do some panning or anyway if you're aiming at the sun the shutter speed is going to shorten anyway.

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RE: Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:09 am

Here Ted...
Run down to Barnes and Noble and pick this up...

 
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RE: Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:39 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
Run down to Barnes and Noble and pick this up...

I swear I brought: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiot...03-7082277-3461463?ie=UTF8&s=books

Last night @ Borders.

Complete Idiot seems a little less intelligent then dummy so I thought that would be better.

I'll buy the for dummies version once I get a shot out of the camera I like.

PS. The photographer e-mailed the settings to me. I want to thank him publicly for helping me out!!

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RE: Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:42 am

for a shot like that you could get away with 1/100 if you have steady hands. Meter at the sky and see what you get, increase ISO if need be.
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RE: Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:03 am

Basically Ted, like any woman you bring home, you've got to have a fiddle mate! Turn some dials and try your luck. She'll be glad you did! (Sorry, I mean you'll be glad you did!)  goodvibes 
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RE: Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:08 am

Quoting JeffM (Reply 4):
Here Ted...
Run down to Barnes and Noble and pick this up...

LOLOL

Serioulsy Ted A good book is a nice start but much like PS I learn the most when I just use trial and error. Go to the airport and experiment on whatever goes by, if the sun is good try F8 and just experiment with the different modes and learn Exposure the most! I think most av-photogs struggle with that when they start out. Exposure comp is the most important tool on your camera. Especialy when that sun is bright and high in the sky.
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RE: Stupid Question About A Great Shot.

Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:54 pm

I wanted to post the settings when I got them, but as I didn't get explicit permission to do so, I choose not to.

Thankfully Remco has requested that I post the settings.

Quote:

I made this picture with the following settings:

1/125
f6.3
ISO 400

EOS 20D
EF 70-200 f4.0L USM @ 200mm
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