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    What is the correct ISO and f stop to use.

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    there is no rule saying what ISO or f/ stop is correct. play around with it.

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    The higher you bump up your ISO, the higher the noise level.
    As for landscape shots, a f/8-11 would be fine.
    Most importantly, use a tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvyn83 View Post
    What is the correct ISO and f stop to use.
    ISO 100. F-stop 8-11. Same as day landscape.
    Get a tripod. It does not matter how long. If you want the people disappear this is a very good setup.

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    Default Re: Shooting Landscape at night

    Most will say F8 onwards. Photography mag recommends f2.8 and iso 400. There's no right or wrong, experiment to your liking. I prefer >f8-22 and iso 200

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    if you have a tripod (which you should for night landscape), keep the ISO at 100. aperture really depends. optimized sharpness would be around f8-f11, although you may have to adjust depending on available light, the DOF required etc. There's no exact rule as it really depends on what you're shooting, where you're shooting, what lens and body etc.

    take a shot and adjust from there. don't be afraid even if the shot turns out bad even only after you realise it at home on the computer. at least you learn from it and know how you can prevent the same mistakes again.

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    hi ts

    we have a sub-forum with lots of info regarding taking photo at night. may i suggest u go through them 1st, than try shooting, after that post ur photo that u face problem with and ask for help (pls specify which area u facing problem).

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=85
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: Shooting Landscape at night

    Quote Originally Posted by melvyn83 View Post
    What is the correct ISO and f stop to use.
    The concept of ISO and f stop is still the same irregardless u shooting day or night, except to note the longer exposure time at night.

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvyn83 View Post
    What is the correct ISO and f stop to use.
    There is no "magic formula" or "exact settings". Every shot is different, every scene has different lighting conditions, everyone wants a different effect.
    Alpha

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    I always recommend as low ISO as u'd be mounting it on a tripod and aperture around f/8 or f/11. But that's just me, go experiment it yourself.
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    Default Re: Shooting Landscape at night

    Just play with the settings, usually from F8- F22 @ ISO 100. rigid tripod is a must because you deal with slow shutter speed. Dont use Spot metering while doing nightscape photography. bring also mosquito repellant.)
    Last edited by trektech; 7th March 2009 at 01:09 AM.

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