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    have been looking at the postcards and brochures of night safari and wonder how those pros go their shoot nice and clean without any noise in it. As it is way too dark to shoot using just a DSLR and a tripod with slow shutter, the animals are just going to be blur as they are active in the night. Any advice to share?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisthetiger View Post
    have been looking at the postcards and brochures of night safari and wonder how those pros go their shoot nice and clean without any noise in it. As it is way too dark to shoot using just a DSLR and a tripod with slow shutter, the animals are just going to be blur as they are active in the night. Any advice to share?
    More of a trial and error....

    if they have clean, low iso shots, it's highly possible they used fill-flash.

    Here are my takes... on D200, ISO 1600, f1.8 1/20







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    They use powerful flashguns don't they?

    Just looked at a few 'official' Night Safari photos. The animals don't seem to be lit by just 'ambient lighting'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    They use powerful flashguns don't they?

    Just looked at a few 'official' Night Safari photos. The animals don't seem to be lit by just 'ambient lighting'
    errr flash isn't allowed in the night safari leh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonlichenstein View Post
    errr flash isn't allowed in the night safari leh.
    But if they need to make posters and adverts... u think they got a D3 to use then meh??
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    But if they need to make posters and adverts... u think they got a D3 to use then meh??
    haha why not? they hire photographer to shoot for them lo...

    I was refering to general photography in the Night Safari, where flash is not allowed. For shooting of their ads/posters, i have no idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonlichenstein View Post
    haha why not? they hire photographer to shoot for them lo...

    I was refering to general photography in the Night Safari, where flash is not allowed. For shooting of their ads/posters, i have no idea...
    I know... I shoot high ISO too... but as TS was asking... how did THEY get such nice pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    I know... I shoot high ISO too... but as TS was asking... how did THEY get such nice pics.
    oh... sumimasen! didn't read carefully. i saw thread title how to shoot in night safari only haha

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    I got 1/4 f4 ISO1600 while shooting exhibit..

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    Those pics you saw on adverts and posters are definitely shot with flash/flood lights..
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    always hear folks say that a trip to the night safari is a "spot me if u can" game!!! so lah u got to overcome d first obstacles find the creature to shoot, focus fast enough b4 he runs away than the click part is possible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisthetiger View Post
    have been looking at the postcards and brochures of night safari and wonder how those pros go their shoot nice and clean without any noise in it. As it is way too dark to shoot using just a DSLR and a tripod with slow shutter, the animals are just going to be blur as they are active in the night. Any advice to share?
    Buy a D3 or D700 and shoot at ISO 25600.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    More of a trial and error....

    if they have clean, low iso shots, it's highly possible they used fill-flash.

    Here are my takes... on D200, ISO 1600, f1.8 1/20


    This one is

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    Quote Originally Posted by faisalee View Post
    This one is
    Thanks.. lucky shot.
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    the ones on the night safari's web frontpage right now, should be shot using additional light equipment, the shadows and eyes seem to indicate evidence of this.

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    Default Re: how to shoot in night safari?

    they have lighting set ups, camera on tripod with and a few NS helpers with food to get attention of the animals. was privileged enough to be able to visit before operation hours .

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