Camera Setting for Taking a picture of Xmas Tree

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  1. crowl31

    crowl31 TPF Noob!

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    What are the best settings to take a picture of my xmas tree? We just finished decorating it and I'd like to take some pics of it all lit up.

    I have the XTI with Kit lens.

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  2. Joves

    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Id use a minimum of an 800ISO and, try setting the white balance to incandesent. Since it is a digital thoug try a shot and, see how it comes out. If it isnt what you like try another setting. Also shoot in Apature priority.
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Use a tripod, shoot at ISO 100, stop your lens down to f/8, and go.

    That way, you'll have no camera shake, no noise, and it will be sharp and mostly devoid of any CA's.
     
  4. Sideburns

    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    I dono why you'd give that advice Jove, but I don't agree with it...
    Besides...shooting in a higher ISO just adds noise to a pic which should be using a tripod...and shooting in aperture priority doesn't change anything unless you choose an aperture.

    I would listen to switch. He's got the right idea.
     
  5. crowl31

    crowl31 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the help. I have a tripod and will mess around with it tonight.

    Thanks
     
  6. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Yep, tripod for sure. f8-16 should be enough, then bracket your shutter speeds widely.
     

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