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Old Nov 5, 2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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Trying to take time lapse shot during night time. busy streets- stars-fireworks ect.
i'm using and canon eos 300d slr


can anyone give an idiot some idea as to the setting i might try please?:?

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Old Nov 6, 2005, 9:58 PM   #2
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You can try setting the TV option to 1" or going MANUAL and choosing a long exposure with high diafragm settings....
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Old Nov 7, 2005, 5:46 AM   #3
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many thanks. i think the manual setting will help just fine.
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Old Nov 7, 2005, 7:57 AM   #4
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FYI - You can use the following chart as a starting point:
"The fact is that the concept of photographic exposure is extremely simple. It can be mastered by anyone who can multiply or divide by two..."
http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.ht...ensity%20Chart

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Hollowbounce, your two most important settings will probably be ISO and aperture, depending on what you are shooting. Choose the lowest ISO setting your camera has, and you will probably also want a narrow aperture (large f number, like 16 or 22).

Aslo, you camera might have a noise reduction feature for long exposures. I have found that this isn't necessary on my 20D or Rebel XT. If there is any noise, you can remove it later. This in-camera noise reduction takes a looooong time, also.

Finally, small apertures create a star effect on small round lights, which can be cool. Here are a couple examples of long nighttime exposurs of the San Diego skyline. The small aperture is responsible for the starlike effect in the first one, as well as everything being in focus, all the way from the rocks in the foreground to the distant city.

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Old Nov 10, 2005, 10:29 PM   #6
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NHL: Thanks for the link to the Fred Parker exposure primer. It's wonderful!

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