Bob's Guide to Night Photography Part II

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15 Nov '12 Thu Nov 15, 2012 23:57    
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16 Nov '12 Fri Nov 16, 2012 22:14    
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Thanks for posting this well written and very useful article


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17 Nov '12 Sat Nov 17, 2012 09:52    
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Thanks - though I've just embarrassingly found a typo - I should have proof read it better!


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3 Sep '13 Tue Sep 03, 2013 04:15    
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HI, and thanks for theses useful guides.

Could I ask how you go about calculating the correct exposure times whilst out night shooting?

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3 Sep '13 Tue Sep 03, 2013 08:03    
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I would imagine a few test shots. Once a few have been done it probably doesn't vary very much.

You can also set the camera to auto bracket say 3 shots at say +/- 1 stop even on manual
exposures, but don't do it on really long time exposures or you could be waiting all night Laughing


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3 Sep '13 Tue Sep 03, 2013 22:08    
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I read in a book on low light and night photography that exposure could be worked out by cranking the ISO up something silly and then working back by doubling the exposure everytime you decrease the ISO. so at ISO6400 its 15 seconds then ISO3200 is 30 seconds, ISO1600 is 60 seconds and so on Wink


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4 Sep '13 Wed Sep 04, 2013 05:00    
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Thanks Gareth, That's useful to know.

Anybody know if the 6 second rule also applies to the K10?

 
 
 
 
  
4 Sep '13 Wed Sep 04, 2013 08:21    
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- cardiff_gareth

I read in a book on low light and night photography that exposure could be worked out by cranking the ISO up something silly and then working back by doubling the exposure everytime you decrease the ISO. so at ISO6400 its 15 seconds then ISO3200 is 30 seconds, ISO1600 is 60 seconds and so on Wink

That should work, mathematically. Can you use Exposure-Lock to avoid the arithmetic?


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4 Sep '13 Wed Sep 04, 2013 16:59    
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Pass but the working back works!


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4 Sep '13 Wed Sep 04, 2013 17:50    
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Hi Karlos.

Some of it does become a little intuitive after a while, so nowadays I do very little metering and make minor tweaks to settings based on what I see coming through in the finished images when I preview them, however, it is always very useful to check what the camera thinks before you take a shot.

On my Pentax K-5, (depending on whether I've chosen spot, centre weighted, or the entire frame for metering) it gives me an indication (when I'm in manual mode) of how many exposure stops above or below the current settings it believes I should change to ensure a correct exposure. It maxes out at 5, so anything above or below 5 stays at 5 until you get below that threshold.

I do check that when I'm perhaps short on time or when I'm unsure.

Hope that helps!


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4 Sep '13 Wed Sep 04, 2013 17:53    
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And I've just read some of the recent updates which I had missed. Interesting!


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