long exposure night shots


Musicx

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Hi, anyone can recommend setting for night shot in Singapore? It seem that those building in cbd area too bright.. How to make it right?
 

Bryanqwh

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Be sure you have a tripod..

Then... ISO 100, aperture f8-f16 ... Shutter speed.. Test and adjust yourself :) First shot is to balance the exposure level. Then determine from there whether to exposure longer or shorter :)
 

Musicx

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Ohh okay thanks.. This sat might get down to garden by the bay to try it out
 

Bryanqwh

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you are shooting too late, try "magic hours"


[video=youtube;OcpwOTSNFI8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcpwOTSNFI8&feature=plcp[/video]
is it possible to forego the magenta filter and add the effect in post later on?
 

catchlights

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is it possible to forego the magenta filter and add the effect in post later on?
yes of course you can, just that Bryan Peterson is very old school, won't leave home without his trusty FLW filter. lol

anyway, many people who knows me, I always set WB at fluorescent to shoot dusk hour photos.
 

giantcanopy

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Hi, anyone can recommend setting for night shot in Singapore? It seem that those building in cbd area too bright.. How to make it right?
You need to choose a time whereby the dynamic range is not too wide. Something like nearing dusk is a nice period for a single shot exposure.
However when you are taking about taking brightly lit buildings when skies are dark, ( provided you got the right exposure for the buildings ) you will need alot of pulling from raw files or multiple exposures. If you are referring to long exposures to expose the dark surrounding, you'd overexposed the bright buildings in that single shot.

Ryan
 

nitewalk

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catchlights said:
yes of course you can, just that Bryan Peterson is very old school, won't leave home without his trusty FLW filter. lol

anyway, many people who knows me, I always set WB at fluorescent to shoot dusk hour photos.
I use auto WB Then fix in PP.
 

Bryanqwh

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I might be going around CBD area tomorrow to try out some techniques ;)
 

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