Bulb Mode Without Over Exposure?

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  1. mad_max247

    mad_max247 TPF Noob!

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    How do i use bulb mode without getting an over exposed image? i keep on trying but all i get is a paper white image!

    Please help! :wink:
     
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    Keagle TPF Noob!

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    There are a couple of ways:

    If you are trying to get a really long exposure to capture a sense of moving water, for example, then try:
    -Adding an ND Grad or two to decrease the amount of light let in
    -Increasing the aperture value

    There's more ways, I should think, but I'm new to this!
     
  3. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    You can't just set any old shutter speed you want. You need to understand exposure. Obviously, too much light is coming in. If you want a long shutter speed, you need to cut down the light another way, like Keagle said.

    Try getting some books on exposure and reading up. "Understanding Exposure" by Brian Peterson is a good one that you can find at your local library.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Exactly, no matter what you want it to do the light coming in to your camera has a certain exposure.
     

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