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Old 03-14-2006, 09:55 PM   #1
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Ok, I didn't get finished detailing the Bonneville 'til dusk and wanted to take some pics but the best I could come up with was:



Anybody got any suggestions for taking better night pictures? I tried a lot of different settings on the camera and can't seem to get it right. Flash? No flash? I've seen a lot of really great night photos on the boards so I figured someone could help.

Thanks guys!
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Depends on how advanced of settings your camera can handle. If you can get it to do slow shutter speeds at all, a tripod is a good investment - if you don't feel like spending the cash, finding a stable surface to set the camera on works as well. Hand-holding is too shaky and will only cause blur.
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TRIPOD....


then you can do shots like this
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the camera and the backround lighting also helps too you want to turn off the flash, then press the button and let the camera do its thing
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Rub it in why don't ya!!

haha j/k

Yeah, I guess my next investment will have to be a tripod. The camera is a Casio QV-R51 which is a pretty good camera, but I can't find anywhere to adjust the shutter speed so I guess I'll be breaking out the manual.

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Whens the next flight out? JK I didnt even know you had that many lights on your ride!! I saw some on your Domain page but this is a much better shot!!

Looks good!!!
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thank you SSEi....i do have a few of the pics on my CD page....you just gotta expand the pics.....and yes.....i can pass for the local airport
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TRIPOD....


then you can do shots like this


and this


the camera and the backround lighting also helps too you want to turn off the flash, then press the button and let the camera do its thing
I love these pics.
Looks amazing, love light at night

KL I still haven't figured out how to take night pics very well either, I really have to read the manual for my cmaera one day
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Wow that car is a showstopper!! Very nice indeed.
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how'* this pic? this was taken at midnight.

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Ok, I didn't get finished detailing the Bonneville 'til dusk and wanted to take some pics but the best I could come up with was:



Anybody got any suggestions for taking better night pictures? I tried a lot of different settings on the camera and can't seem to get it right. Flash? No flash? I've seen a lot of really great night photos on the boards so I figured someone could help.

Thanks guys!

hmm.. mall parking lots / gas stations? lot of lights, right? haha.
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