How to take night shots like this.

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  1. jamesmac

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    Can anyone tell me what setting to use on my canon rebel EOS to obtain night shots with the light flares exposed like the ones in the pictures below, thanks.

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    First of all welcome to the forum. Second these arent your photos so you have to link to them. Third of all The star effect is caused closing the aperture or using a star filter. fourth, I dont think this belongs in this section, and fifth the first two were taken in my neighborhood. Im amazed someone went out there late at night with their camera.
     
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    I have a star filter, but what setting do I put the camera on? And is there any specific setting I need to change like the ISO? I know i'll definitely need to use my tri-pod as well. Your help is greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
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    1st, you need to edit your first post and add links instead of the photos. I'd suggest you do this soon before a moderator comes in here and does it for you.

    2nd....there's a wide variety of styles that you posted....the first two look like nothing more than high iso, night shots....I could probably get a similar shot with my Canon A620 P&S. The rest of them just appear to use a small aperture...probably f/12-f/16 and setting the shutter speed to expose the background....definitely mounted on a tripod. Then using a fill flash (or multiple fill flashes) to light the subjects. You don't need a star filter. Shooting a f/12-f/16 by itself will create the star effect on the lights in the background.
     

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