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Old Jun 30, 2006, 6:58 PM   #1
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Help! Having a problem taking night shots (fireworks, DisneyWorld theme parks at nighttime) - they always come out "blurry" or "shaky" - have used the Night Mode with tripod - what should I be doing?!
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Old Jul 1, 2006, 7:12 AM   #2
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Hi.

I have a C760UZ, I live in the country not near any towns so my night photography is usually shots of stars and the moon and moonlight shots.

I have found it better to shoot in manual mode with manual Focus set to infinity - in low light situations auto-focus doesn't always find focus. The other thing I would suggest is to use the self-timer to fire the shutter, eliminates the chance of camera shake as you press the shutter button.

The best idea is to set up your camera and take a series of shots of the same subject, using a variety of shutter speeds and ISO settings, then you can compare them and see what works best, read the exif data of your shots to tell you what settings you had used.

Switching on Noise Reduction with long exposure times helps, (it is automatically selected if you use Night Mode) though you can achieve the same result using Noise Reduction software in post production.

Thats about all I can tell you, the main thing is to practise as much as you can and try different settings and compare results to find what works best for you.

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