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Old May 12, 2012, 5:29 AM   #1
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Hi guy's here's a couple of images from when I was camping at Easter. The first is a shot of my group around the camp fire, I like it apart from the little smudge. The second is the best of my first attempt at light photography, not amazing but thought it was ok for a first attempt.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old May 12, 2012, 4:33 PM   #2
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Like the flames on the light writing.
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Old May 13, 2012, 9:55 AM   #3
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Cheers, was done with a flaming stick.

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Old May 13, 2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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Night time photography can be quite challenging. I think you've done quite a decent job.

My suggestions are: you should have been closer for photo #1 (I think there is too much black in the photo....)

#2 - if you could have written slower - and allowed the flames to 'burn' longer, that might have given a more spectacular effect- as the flames 'make it' in this photo. I'm not sure what that brown part of the image is - but it's distracting.

Thanks for sharing. I do enjoy camping - and miss the many camps I used to do when I was younger

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Thanks for the suggestions Paul.

With relation to #1 I know there is a lot of black in the photo but I liked the way the light radiates from the fire.

With #2 I agree with your comments and will try to improve next time I have a chance to do it. The brown part of the image is the arm of the person doing the writing and as it was the spur of the moment thing I hadn't given where he should be. Next time I would tell him to be behind the light source.

It was no problem sharing, glad it brings back good memories.

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Old May 18, 2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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I don't know what type of camera you are using. If it was a P&S, the auto focus was probably hunting. I know that many cameras will not auto-focus in the conditions #1 was taken in. You were also too far away resulting in too much of the photo revealing nothing. Use of a tripod would also be helpful. Good photos require more from the photographer than the camera. Keeping working at it and it will all come together.
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