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Old Sep 8, 2006, 10:59 PM   #1
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new to this but i have a canon G2 and was wondering what i should set it at for pics of the moon??

iv'e taken a few but there worthless!!

also would love to get some lighting pics but don't have a clue as to how

any help would be appreciated
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Old Sep 9, 2006, 10:03 PM   #2
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Old Sep 9, 2006, 11:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the links. Great shots. I won't be able to go for the moon(!!) with my Coolpix5400, but the lightning shots look within limits. Let's see...
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thanks for the reply, i will have to keep trying
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The same way you would for the sun !!
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ok how would you do that, like i said im new to this, just trying to learn, so thanks for the reply
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Sorry...

Use fast shutter speeds, low iso to avoid the noise and set the aperture to f2.8 to get the best details !!
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ok thanks, i'll try that
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Old Nov 7, 2006, 8:33 AM   #9
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i have managed to get ahead now in leaps and bounds on night photography,
here is a good pic i have managed to take, it is my garden and the fence line with the trees and the moon shining through them, i thought it was a good snap because everything is really clear and the moon is part way through the trees so sort of making it a ghostly look,
please feel free to comment. but please make it constructive criticism only,

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That's supposed to be the good one? :-) What is that, a 100% crop versus a downsized image?

Did you brighten it later? That will make noise much higher, just as if you used a higher ISO speed to begin with.

Expose it properly and noise will be lower. Use slower shutter speeds and/or open your aperture up (smaller f/stop numbers) so that you're exposing it brighter to begin with if you want a brighter exposure. Your aperture was stopped down to f/6.3 for that one using a 1 second exposure.

Turn off your flash, too. It won't do a bit of good except for closer areas.

BTW, please downsize the images to something smaller before posting. Around 640 pixels wide is a safe bet. That way, it doesn't make the entire forum thread wider (especially for members that have their monitors set to lower resolutions like 1024x768 or 800x600).

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