night shots on the d100, how to.


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mikimaus

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i've been using pretty much idiot proof cameras the past 2 years or so. so, when i want to take night shots, i just flick the little button to, well, night shots.

how does one do that on the d100 when all you have is the metering onboard, p, a, s, & m modes? do i just simply compensate on the exposures?

mucho gracias for tips!
 

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mikimaus said:
i've been using pretty much idiot proof cameras the past 2 years or so. so, when i want to take night shots, i just flick the little button to, well, night shots.

how does one do that on the d100 when all you have is the metering onboard, p, a, s, & m modes? do i just simply compensate on the exposures?

mucho gracias for tips!
okie, jus to kick us off taking some night shots, bring along a stable tripod, set your ISO to 200, put to A mode, set to F8, set to matrix metering, on self timer and fire. This would allow you to take a general night landscrape shots. there is a +/- on the D100 if i am not wrong on the top rightz where you press and turn the dial to adjust the compensation(d100 user do correct me if i am wrong)

Later on you might wanna move on to spot metering and shooting in M mode. where you will meter on the different subj in the scenary and choose the shutter and apperture tat you would best wan to express your pictures
cheers.
(okie, i am assuming here that you mean night scenary shots.)
 

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mikimaus said:
i've been using pretty much idiot proof cameras the past 2 years or so. so, when i want to take night shots, i just flick the little button to, well, night shots.

how does one do that on the d100 when all you have is the metering onboard, p, a, s, & m modes? do i just simply compensate on the exposures?

mucho gracias for tips!
P= program mode. This will set your aperature and shutter speed for you. Its pretty much a point and shoot function.

A= aperature priorty mode. You choose the aperature size and the onboard computer will computer the neccessary shutter speed for a normal exposure.

S= Shutter priorty mode. Similar to A mode but you choose the shutter speed and the aperature size will be computed for a normal exposure.

M= Manual mode. This one you have to use the onboard meter and choose a combination of shutter speed and aperature size for whatever exposure you want. ie overexpose or underexpose by how many stops you want.

In A and S modes, you can also choose to under or over expose your shots. This one is controlled by your EV levels. Go read your manual on how to use this.
 

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if you want the most idiot proof method, use P mode together with the matrix meter.

i should give you something very decent.
you might want to increase or decrease the exposure as it suits you...preview on the lcd to make sure.
 

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