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    Default Taking photos on a cruise.

    Hi all,
    I'm new to this photography stuff. I'm going on a cruise with friends next month and thought of bringing my D90 to try taking some pictures. Any advice from friends here.? What I should take along etc etc...
    Thanks in advance.

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    Bring a cleaning cloth, maybe an external flash for the dinner shots. Most importantly, have fun and try not to turn taking photos into the main reason for the trip.
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    Circular polarizer will be very handy.

    Have fun!

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    it'll be mostly indoor stuff..low light.. unless the cruise is to a specific location. definitely flash..but i'm not sure if all places allow photography..
    be sure to enjoy urself and not just focus on photography.

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    Can take more photos anywhere except casino inside that no photography is stricitly allowed

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    Don't forget your memory card
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    Default Re: Taking photos on a cruise.

    large memory card, CPL, prime lense?

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    speedo's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by picpal View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm new to this photography stuff. I'm going on a cruise with friends next month and thought of bringing my D90 to try taking some pictures. Any advice from friends here.? What I should take along etc etc...
    Thanks in advance.
    during my cruise, i had trouble with condensation. i think the air conditioning on the ship indoor area was quite cold, so when i went outdoors my lenses fogged up.

    also, you might think of bringing a tripod, but it will not be very useful, my advice is to not bother.

    lastly, the sunrises and sunsets from cruise ships can be absolutely beautiful depending on where you sail to. i would really bother to get up for every single one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nysheng View Post
    it'll be mostly indoor stuff..low light.. unless the cruise is to a specific location. definitely flash..but i'm not sure if all places allow photography..
    be sure to enjoy urself and not just focus on photography.
    not really!





    these were taken at sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    not really!





    these were taken at sea.

    amazing sky.... No PP done i suppose?
    May good light follow wherever you go

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    Default Re: Taking photos on a cruise.

    Thanks for the tips, friends! Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningacid View Post
    amazing sky.... No PP done i suppose?
    oh, too much.

    but that was done when i was shooting in jpg and using sliders in some funny version of photoshop that came with my canon p&s.

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    Cruise is fun
    eat like a cow
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    Take a CPL because a lot of Sun shots.
    And bring along your lens cleaning cloth as the lens flog up a lot when you take out from the safe.

    At night the moon and the scenery is also beautiful but without a tripod, it is very difficult to shoot.

    Bring an alarm clock, you do not want to miss the sun rise and sun set.

    Bring a neck strap so that the chance of your camera dropping into the deep blue sea gets lesser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelomoh View Post
    At night the moon and the scenery is also beautiful but without a tripod, it is very difficult to shoot.
    the ship is moving, and you are likely to use beyond 50mm to shoot to minimise space in the open sea.

    i am not sure if a tripod will be useful. i remember bringing one, and shooting short exposures anyways.

    only time i used it was when the ship was anchored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    during my cruise, i had trouble with condensation. i think the air conditioning on the ship indoor area was quite cold, so when i went outdoors my lenses fogged up.

    also, you might think of bringing a tripod, but it will not be very useful, my advice is to not bother.

    lastly, the sunrises and sunsets from cruise ships can be absolutely beautiful depending on where you sail to. i would really bother to get up for every single one of them.
    yap, can forget about bringing tripods...

    do bring flash along though...
    "camcount" freeze, till Dec 2011

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    haha! sorri wk.. i tend to slp in during the morning =)

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