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    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    regarding on how to take the above photos, i have a question.

    if i have a 18-55mm IS and 50mm F1.8 lens, which will produce better night photos like the one shown above.
    you need the 18mm. no one will dispute that

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfoto100 View Post
    you dont need a small aperture for the depth of field. by focusing to infinite, anything between 4meters to infinity (specific to your lens) will be in focus.
    you need small aperture to get the "star burst/flare" effect on the street lamps. you also need small apertures so you can increase shutter time.

    However, aperture cannot be too small, otherwise the car headlamps will be too thin or light or underexposed.


    I learn something new here. tks

    i can't find the infinity mark on my kits lens, does that meani can't focus at infinity?


    i will try the effect of aperture on the headlamps next time.. tks alot... as a side note, we can use a ND filter if we want a larger aperture...

    it can be fun, like if i want the headlights to REALLY stand out, i can expose correctly for the car headlights, den dial down the shutterspeed purposely to underexpose the scene.

    this might create something dramatic. dark scene with bright light streaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    Can someone give me a step by step?
    Sorry I'm a noob here.
    erm...

    setup tripod.
    compose.
    set to Tv.
    set your shutterspeed to 10sec.
    set your Iso to erm... 100
    take a test shot.

    if the light trails are too thin or dim, up iso to 200 or 400.
    if light trails are too bright, increase shutterspeed somemore
    once you get your right iso.
    watch the cars. wait for a time when there are more cars, and they are going everywhere (or where you want them to go)
    click
    Last edited by IsenGrim; 21st December 2009 at 04:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    Can someone give me a step by step?
    Sorry I'm a noob here.
    hmm... how about this..


    u choose shutter priority mode.. set it to 0.5 second, shoot it at a road with moving cars... then u will get the idea... and the rest will be easy.


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    1. set up tripod
    2. find your composition
    3. set to 30 seconds exposure
    4. set to 2 seconds timer shot
    5. snap
    6. scratch nuts for 30 seconds
    7. preview photo
    8. praise yourself
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    Default Re: Hi may i know how to take this kind of images?

    Quote Originally Posted by jekyll69 View Post
    1. set up tripod
    2. find your composition
    3. set to 30 seconds exposure
    4. set to 2 seconds timer shot
    5. snap
    6. scratch nuts for 30 seconds
    7. preview photo
    8. praise yourself
    ya, thatz the way,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jekyll69 View Post
    1. set up tripod
    2. find your composition
    3. set to 30 seconds exposure
    4. set to 2 seconds timer shot
    5. snap
    6. scratch nuts for 30 seconds
    7. preview photo
    8. praise yourself
    what do you meant by find your composition? and what mode you using, TV mode too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jekyll69 View Post
    1. set up tripod
    2. find your composition
    3. set to 30 seconds exposure
    4. set to 2 seconds timer shot
    5. snap
    6. scratch nuts for 30 seconds
    7. preview photo
    8. praise yourself

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    Default Re: Hi may i know how to take this kind of images?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedtest99
    what do you meant by find your composition? and what mode you using, TV mode too?
    In other words, to set up the camera on the tripod such that the view through the viewfinder is the composition that you want in your image.... ~phew~ out of breath.

    Quote Originally Posted by jekyll69
    1. set up tripod
    2. find your composition
    3. set to 30 seconds exposure
    4. set to 2 seconds timer shot
    5. snap
    6. scratch nuts for 30 seconds
    7. preview photo
    8. praise yourself

    Whilst this is a good general guideline, I discourage learning photography by following a set of rules.
    Always ask yourself "why....?"
    When you know the answer, you will have gained some knowledge.
    For example, if the sky is still not totally dark, and with 30s exposure you get everything blown... then you ask yourself "why is the photo so overexposed?", "why must it be 30s exposure?"
    If you can answer these questions yourself, you're on your way...
    Always feel free to experiment and see the results, then make an educated deduction. If you can learn this way, the ideas will become deeply rooted in your brain.
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: Hi may i know how to take this kind of images?

    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    regarding on how to take the above photos, i have a question.

    if i have a 18-55mm IS and 50mm F1.8 lens, which will produce better night photos like the one shown above.
    it depends on what you are taking, if you want a landscape shot, definitely you need to get the 18mm to get a wider angle. For 50mm 1.8, I usually use it for portrait shots where I love to have blurred background. A tripod is a must to have long exposure unless you have a very steady hand. You can try leaning on the railing for shots that are 1s and below. Any shots with 1s or more exposure might result in blur image.. I have tried 2.5s exposure with handheld but it took me like 10 shots to get it right without any blur.
    Canon 60D | EF-S 15-85mm | EF 50mm f1.8 | flickr

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    Default Re: Hi may i know how to take this kind of images?

    Reading the camera manual will tell you how to set the settings like TV mode, shutter speed, iso etc.
    Photography is about seeing without a camera.
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    Default Re: Hi may i know how to take this kind of images?

    I also find that turning off VR/IS would help a lot so you can ensure you get a very sharp focus. Use the viewfinder, or if like me, you can't see so well even with glasses, use your live view to focus. Magnify the image on live view to make sure you have attained a sharp focus.

    Having a wired/wireless remote controller might help if you are afraid to accidentally touching yr setup (camera/tripod).

    HTH.
    Last edited by dingaroo; 23rd December 2009 at 02:56 AM.
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    Default Re: Hi may i know how to take this kind of images?

    Quote Originally Posted by ijnek View Post
    d90 can go to iso 100, it should read Lo1 on the iso display...

    there, so go out there n get a good tripod.
    boost the economy...hehehee

    i saw a manfrotto 190cxpro3 with 488rc2 head on the BnS, a nice start
    Hi ijnek

    I intend to purchase a sigma 150-500mm len and would like a suitable tripod to go along with it.

    Would the manfrotto 190cxpro3 with 488rc2 head on the BnS combine well with a D90 & the sigma 150-500mm OS len?

    Cheers

    See Toh

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    erm...

    if light trails are too bright, increase shutterspeed somemore


    click
    If too bright should be decrease to slower shutter speed? So less light goes into the sensor?

    Be mindful a heavy vehicle drive past your tripod, the camera may shake from the vibration, creating blur images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnapSniper View Post
    If too bright should be decrease to slower shutter speed? So less light goes into the sensor?

    Be mindful a heavy vehicle drive past your tripod, the camera may shake from the vibration, creating blur images.
    slower shutter speed will let in more light to the sensor. That means your shutter opens longer.
    Canon 60D | EF-S 15-85mm | EF 50mm f1.8 | flickr

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    ooh..so more shutter speed = faster shutter speed, thanks for sharing! got a lil confiused there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijnek View Post
    d90 can go to iso 100, it should read Lo1 on the iso display...
    ...
    Quote Originally Posted by IsenGrim View Post
    ...
    set your Iso to erm... 100
    ...
    click
    do not use iso Lo1 in your d90, iso 200 is the lowest i will ever go on a d90, by using Lo1, u are losing one stop of dynamic range in the highlight region.

    refer to dpreview for more detailed explanation, refer to "iso sensitivity and dynamic range"
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond90/page22.asp

    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem0riess View Post
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...43&postcount=3

    ^^

    As above, was wondering how do i take #5 image,
    Etc, the road was those strings of light.

    Mind teaching me?
    A good spot, (high ground from the view, most likely above esplanade there is a garden)
    A good tripod
    Camera body
    Wide angle lens (should be 17-35mm from the photo also depending on full frame or cropped body)
    Setting: Manual Mode, ISO 100, f/16-22, shutter speed 15-30s (the idea is during the time the shutter open and close there are cars traveling along the road to give that line of light and your background has to be static) or even longer (bulb), single focus mode
    Remote shutter release (helps but not critical)
    Patience

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