24th December 2003, 09:37 AM
how to take a shot in the church tonight
What sort of settings should I employed to get a good shot of the Church, shooting from the second floor looking downwards. The church will be lighted but not really bright. I am using a canon A80. Thank you
24th December 2003, 10:23 AM
i m not canon user. but i thk i can give sme small pointers for you.. user aperture piorty in the A80.. and make sure you have a VERY and steady hands.. as it is a low light enviroment .. the shutter will be low..
24th December 2003, 11:28 AM
24th December 2003, 11:31 AM
1. Use a tripod. Alternatively, steady the camera against a balustrade or wall.
2. Turn off the flash (useless at distances more than 3m)
3. Choose the right white balance setting (fluorescent, tungsten etc). Not sure about candle lit church though, can try cloudy setting.
4. Use largest aperture setting (small aperture will give long shutter speeds which may cause moving objects to be blurry, as well as high ISO which causes picture to be "noisy"). Can try a smaller aperture setting if the subject is still.
5. Use the highest quality JPEG setting and largest image size (4mp).
24th December 2003, 11:38 AM
Thanks for the tips. Should I go for aperture priority as suggested or ?? Thanks again to Zaren and Luval for the simple but yet invaluable tips.
24th December 2003, 11:52 AM
Yes, go for aperture priority.
24th December 2003, 11:56 AM
Taking pics of the Xmas midnite mass?
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24th December 2003, 12:18 PM
24th December 2003, 05:00 PM
which church are you from?
24th December 2003, 05:23 PM
Use aperture-priority and set your aperture to the widest. You need to have as much light as possible and at the same time compensated by the higher speed which you need because of the activities.
If you consistently shoot in church or in low-light, you may eventually end up with a SLR.