need help please

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  1. arron06

    arron06 TPF Noob!

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    im wanting to take photos of wild life at night with the aid of a high power lamp

    such as foxes rabbits birds ect and get some pics as they are running whats best setting

    i use a fuji finepix s5600


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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking that you will have to use manual mode...because if most of the scene is very dark...the camera's meter will give you way too slow of a shutter speed...which will either require a tripod or will be very blurry...and the bright spots will be way too bright.

    Experiment to find what settings you will need. Go out at night and light something up with the lamp...and try different settings. When you find animals and light them up...your settings should be close to your experiments...give or take depending on how far away the light is.
     
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    pre-light an area with battery powered lamp somehow, and have the camera setup on the tripod shutter release in hand, focused and all...

    set food out for them in the lighted area, sit down, cover yourself and wait........and wait....
     

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