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Old Sep 7, 2004, 9:19 AM   #1
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I am wondering what the differences are, from a technique as well as technical standpoint.

I have gotten more light into the camera by slowing the shutter, by raising the ISO, by increasing the Ev, by opening the aperture wider...

What I need to know is how and why are each of these various methods employed?

For example, take a relatively dark scene with some illuminated areas (such as a building with lights at night, for instance)...
What would be more effective to soak up the lights but not overexpose the darkness? I have gotten some weird results by opening the shutter for, say, 2 seconds. The sky is like a fiery color instead of dark.

Please explain to me, the newbie.

Thank you.
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Old Sep 7, 2004, 1:36 PM   #2
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Suggest you start here, it's a free online "book" which covers the basics:

http://209.196.177.41/

It's a very easy read aimed at the new user.
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Old Sep 7, 2004, 3:30 PM   #3
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Thanks! I will check it out
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Old Sep 7, 2004, 5:13 PM   #4
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Here is another link for some useful information for a new photographer:

http://www.morguefile.com/ver3/classroom.php
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Old Sep 8, 2004, 1:18 AM   #5
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That site is fantastic. Thank you very much for the link.

I am learning a lot from it.
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Old Sep 9, 2004, 10:15 PM   #6
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And here's yet another site! Mine is in the mail too! :|

I can hardly wait!

http://www.photoworkshop.com/canon/lessons_1-5.html
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Old Sep 11, 2004, 2:39 AM   #7
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Your question on Nightshots is very common. If you please you can visit my website and read the article on Nightshots (Tips on... section). You can mail me with any question regarding the article!


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