Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Night Shots - what kind of settings best?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    MacPherson
    Posts
    30

    Default Night Shots - what kind of settings best?

    Recently bought a 2nd hand G3. Just wondering what kind of settings are best for night shots on a digicam? Longer exposure or shorter? Big F-stop or smaller? What kind of white balance?

    Here are some shots of my recent night shoot. Would appreciate if you all could gimme some tips.

    Night Shots

    Cheers!

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    984

    Default

    if you are hand holding, you would want to use the biggest apperture, rendering the shortest possible exposure so as to eliminate hand shake.

    ignore if you are using it with tripod. use long exposure to create artistic motion trails.

    regarding white balance, see the conditions and set accordingly manualy. the auto white balence in many camera are not accurate. i use a nikon. the auto wb is not fantastic. dunno about the canon though.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    984

    Default

    looking at your pics, the colours are very warm... if you like it that way. then stay at the current wb settting. but if you want cooler tones, set to tungsten wb. cheers!

  4. #4

    Default Nightshot

    Hi Chin,

    Did u use a tripod for the Fullerton Hotel shoot?

    Any touch up for the Merlion?

    I love it. Slightly warm but I still love it.

    But then again, I am a newbie. hee hee

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    MacPherson
    Posts
    30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Waz
    Hi Chin,

    Did u use a tripod for the Fullerton Hotel shoot?

    Any touch up for the Merlion?

    I love it. Slightly warm but I still love it.

    But then again, I am a newbie. hee hee

    Yeah... night shots definitely need tripod. Did slight touch-ups on the merlion pic. Used photoshop to remove some small bright spots in the dark background caused by the boat spotlights.

    Keep shooting... me a newbie too!!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •