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    Hi all experts how do i shoot the below correctly?





    Meaning i shoot liao n do have clear pict of the rest other then the light trail only zoom in effect of the light?

    Thanks a million in advance!

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    Default Re: How to shoot correctly?

    your exposure time is 20s, try zooming only on the last few seconds..
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    your exposure time is 20s, try zooming only on the last few seconds..
    ok will take not n try again! Is 20s too long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    ok will take not n try again! Is 20s too long?
    i suppose so.
    try going for one effect, instead of 2. tt way youd have 2 nice pics, not 1. zoom in for 1 pic, then use long exposure for another. tts just a personal opinion though, other ppl might not agree

    also, mount the cam on a tripod, or rest it on a stable surface if u havent already. zoom steadily at a constant speed throughout the exposure time

    oh, and do try zooming both in and out. it gives different effects
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.8photography View Post
    i suppose so.
    try going for one effect, instead of 2. tt way youd have 2 nice pics, not 1. zoom in for 1 pic, then use long exposure for another. tts just a personal opinion though, other ppl might not agree

    also, mount the cam on a tripod, or rest it on a stable surface if u havent already. zoom steadily at a constant speed throughout the exposure time

    oh, and do try zooming both in and out. it gives different effects
    Thanks! Err.... din know i got 2 effect!

    I did mount on tripod but it is my zooming in it is my lens its not smooth when i m zooming in!

    Ok will try both zooming in n out soon will post again maybe next week!

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    Thanks! Err.... din know i got 2 effect!

    I did mount on tripod but it is my zooming in it is my lens its not smooth when i m zooming in!

    Ok will try both zooming in n out soon will post again maybe next week!

    Thanks again!
    the other effect is your long exposure
    this led to u using f/32, which produces the starburst effect on the street lamps. this is really nice if it wasnt zoomed in, but here it makes the pic look pretty messy

    do use f/32 again for ur long exposure shots (also cos u will have to), and you will see nice light trails from the cars and nice starburst patterns too

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    Default Re: How to shoot correctly?

    Check out #12 of this thread.
    Maybe it can help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis247 View Post
    Check out #12 of this thread.
    Maybe it can help.
    Wow... Saw ur master piece! thanks for the Great tips! Will shoot next week n post again for ur assessment!

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    Default Re: How to shoot correctly?

    small aperture and use one touch zoom lens. btw too much lights spoils sometimes.....
    my 2 cent worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob View Post
    small aperture and use one touch zoom lens. btw too much lights spoils sometimes.....
    my 2 cent worth.
    THKS!
    Huh? Got one touch zoom lens wat is dat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    THKS!
    Huh? Got one touch zoom lens wat is dat?
    one touch zoom lens is those push-pull lens instead of those modern rotating zoom models.
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    Hi i m back! Shot these just before CNY










    Are these shots better? Areas of improvement? Thanks in advance!

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