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    Hi ya'll,

    I'm seeking your expertise on how to shoot certain shots.
    Planning on shooting lots of photos at the beach bonfire, which will take place at night.

    There will be a bonfire and two lanterns. I will be using a Canon Powershot S50 digital camera.
    Would like to know what is the recommended setting to shoot night shots to get printable photo shots...


    Thanks in advance. Please ask question if I didn't provide much details. Take care!
    Last edited by Kwak; 27th February 2006 at 05:19 PM.

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    Default Re: Beach Bonfire Photo Shots (Night)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kwak
    Hi ya'll,

    I'm seeking your expertise on how to shoot certain shots.
    Planning on shooting lots of photos at the beach bonfire, which will take place at night.

    There will be a bonfire and two lanterns. I will be using a Canon Powershot S50 digital camera.
    Would like to know what is the recommended setting to shoot night shots to get printable photo shots...


    Thanks in advance. Please ask question if I didn't provide much details. Take care!
    Settings are around f/8 and use shutter priority mode to shoot, let the camera decide the shutter speed.

    Also very impt....USE A TRIPOD
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Default Re: Beach Bonfire Photo Shots (Night)

    u mean use aperture priority right?

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    Default Re: Beach Bonfire Photo Shots (Night)

    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    u mean use aperture priority right?
    Oops, yupz...typo error there...thanks for pointing it out!
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    Default Re: Beach Bonfire Photo Shots (Night)

    I would probably set the ISO to probably 400 or 800 and set the aperture to about f/5.6, adn let the camera do the rest. I think f/8 might be a bit too extreme.

    Just my $0.02.

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    Default Re: Beach Bonfire Photo Shots (Night)

    I thought he will be using "Canon Powershot S50 digital camera"?

    So I don't think it need f/8 to be sharp for P&S (different to DSLR/SLR), and ISO 200 and above will be too noisy .

    Try to stay close to the bonfire and make use of the lighting. Tripod will help for group shots, and try setting on night portrait (if available).

    Flash on all the time, if you have slave flash that would be better.

    And enjoy the bonfire.
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    Default Re: Beach Bonfire Photo Shots (Night)

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Settings are around f/8 and use shutter priority mode to shoot, let the camera decide the shutter speed.

    Also very impt....USE A TRIPOD
    wat is it with u and f8? i dont think anything will be sharp maybe except the rocks and trees. fire and people will be merged into a big mess of colors

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    Default Re: Beach Bonfire Photo Shots (Night)

    Quote Originally Posted by zcf
    Flash on all the time, if you have slave flash that would be better.

    And enjoy the bonfire.
    flashing a bonfire will make it too artifical as the flash is much cooler thn the fire. orange gel will help though

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    Default Re: Beach Bonfire Photo Shots (Night)

    Quote Originally Posted by roti_prata
    wat is it with u and f8? i dont think anything will be sharp maybe except the rocks and trees. fire and people will be merged into a big mess of colors
    That's the point. The fire will be like a small trail due to the slower shutter speed. I've seen that kind of effects, very nice!
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