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Matt_Smi Aug 7, 2005 3:39 PM

I have a Canon A-95 and I want to learn how to take nice quality night photos. But I honestly have no idea as to what the settings on the camera, such as ISO, shutter speed, ect should be at for night time photos. Taking night pictures on either the auto setting or the cameras night mode setting always come out crappy, either too noisy or not sharp enough. So I am just looking for some general tips/suggestions as to where my settings should be at. I am sure it varies from camera to camera so I will need to experiment a lot but I at least need a starting point. Thanks.

BillDrew Aug 8, 2005 3:04 PM

For low light photos get a tripod, use the tripod and use a remote shutter release or the timer to trip the shutter. Test different high ISO settings - high ISO is best for low light, but results in noise. A tripod will get rid of shake (any non deleberate camera motion while the shutter is open) which might be why your photos are not "sharp enough".

Did I mention that you should use a tripod?

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