Hello, I Have A Problem

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  1. DaleCozy

    DaleCozy TPF Noob!

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    Sorry To Bother You, But im only a begginer in photography and im only 15 well thats my excuse :lol: but i have a Fujifilm finepix a330, which ive been told is quite a good camera for a begginer but i have no idea how to do exposure shots, ive looked in the manual searched the web still no sucsess and its really ****ing me off to tell you the truth i wanna know and it agravates me that i can't, i love the effect it gives off so is anyone kind enough to help.
     
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    Do you mean long exposures?

    Welcome to TPF :)
     
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    The Ones That Give Off Like A String Of Light
     
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    I just did a quick search on your camera and I am not seeing any modes that will allow you to manually change the shutter speed or aperture, though it does say your camera can take images anywhere between 2s and 1/2000. Your best bet is to try it in a pitch black room on a flat surface, take a picture (hopefully fooling it to take a 2 second exposure and in the remaining 1.5seconds use a flashlight pointing at the camera moving. With a minimum shutter speed of 2 seconds, you probably won't be able to take the 'string of light' images you want.
     
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    oh, we'll the effect im looking for is this [​IMG] but i will try the stuff you told me thanks for the fast reply and help... i need a new cam :p
     
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    What I was suggesting was a test to see if that 'method' might work. To take a photo like that (if the trial works) just bring along a piece of black fabric and when you trip the shutter pull it away. It is always worth a try.

    Just a note, if it isn't your image just leave a link to it. : )
     
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    If your camera has exposure lock (look it up in the instruction manual) you could point it at something dark or black, exposure lock, then recompose.

    What you really need is a camera that allows you shutter and aperture control.
     
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    Or... find your sensor assuming it is not through the lens. Cover it and the camera should stay open for the full 2 seconds no matter what the light.
     
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    Kudos to you for wanting to experiment with exposure time!

    You might consider an upgrade to a camera that allows a more user friendly manual operation.
     
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    Digitals with manual controls aren't too expensive, I agree with Depthafield. :) I have a 300 dollar camera with manual controls. Kodak Z740.
     

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