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    Default Sunset - Sunrise tips

    I'll be heading to desaru, johor soon.

    Any tips on how to take good sunset\sunrise shots and what sort of ISO rated-flim I should use?

    Been using ISO 400, and I noticed that its really grainy. Might want to change to 100, but afraid that I'll lose some streetshots in the evening (due to bad lighting?)

    If I want the whole image to be perfectly exposed, where do I meter (spot-metering)

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    Default Re: Sunset - Sunrise tips

    Originally posted by Necroist
    I'll be heading to desaru, johor soon.

    Any tips on how to take good sunset\sunrise shots and what sort of ISO rated-flim I should use?

    Been using ISO 400, and I noticed that its really grainy. Might want to change to 100, but afraid that I'll lose some streetshots in the evening (due to bad lighting?)

    If I want the whole image to be perfectly exposed, where do I meter (spot-metering)
    Can I assume your experience with 400 film is with Kodak Max 400? ;P Try Fuji instead.

    Ian's the sunrise/set expert here, maybe he can advice.

    Regards
    CK

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    Mine's a fuji

    (Superia X-tra 400)

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    Originally posted by Necroist
    Mine's a fuji

    (Superia X-tra 400)
    Oh, ok. my bad.

    Now, let's hear from Ian.

    Regards
    CK

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    Use low ISO flims, 50 or 100

    The Sunset Picture
    Tips for capturing nature's favorite subject

    http://www.photofocus.com/zine4.htm

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    Default Re: Sunset - Sunrise tips

    Originally posted by Necroist
    I'll be heading to desaru, johor soon.

    Any tips on how to take good sunset\sunrise shots and what sort of ISO rated-flim I should use?

    Been using ISO 400, and I noticed that its really grainy. Might want to change to 100, but afraid that I'll lose some streetshots in the evening (due to bad lighting?)

    If I want the whole image to be perfectly exposed, where do I meter (spot-metering)
    1. use slide film, 50 or 100
    2. bracket from whatever the matrix/evaluative metering tells you.

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    Default Re: Sunset - Sunrise tips

    Originally posted by Necroist
    I'll be heading to desaru, johor soon.

    Any tips on how to take good sunset\sunrise shots and what sort of ISO rated-flim I should use?

    Been using ISO 400, and I noticed that its really grainy. Might want to change to 100, but afraid that I'll lose some streetshots in the evening (due to bad lighting?)

    If I want the whole image to be perfectly exposed, where do I meter (spot-metering)
    No expert here, but I just came back from desaru with some sunrise shots of my own.

    ISO100-200 should be enough to take it handheld if you meter closer to the sun which is what I did for a more dramatic effect as there would then be a contrast due to the other parts of the scene being darker.

    Metering the darker parts of the scene may result in a blown out image due to the sun.

    Here are some of my shots.

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