Night Photographs

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  1. The Don

    The Don TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys i have a question... how do people usually get Good and Glossy Night Photo's? Everytime i take night shots of buildings and stuff, sometimes it comes out Blurry and etc... i want to start doing night photography and taking pictures of the City Life at night. Do you think it could be the lenses? or would i need to upgrade the flash? or do i just need to set my camera to manual insteal of auto or what could it be? let me know asap. because im going to the philippines soon and i need to learn how to take better night shots. Thanks again guys. and yes im kinda a noob so bare with me:)
     
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    Tripod.

    Night photos usually require longer shutter speeds. Longer shutter speeds will record movement as blur...and that includes movement of the camera (even the small movements of your hands etc).

    So put the camera on a tripod (on on anything solid) and don't touch it when your take the photo (remote or the timer).
     
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    I'd definitely recommend using a cable release or the timer on your camera.
    And take a flashlight with you, it makes focusing much easier.
     
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    Okay Thanks alot for your help Big mike i'll will try that and buy a tripod... and thanks saltface for the help as well...
     
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    How to make a pictures of a moon and the stars? I Couldn't make even one pictures of them. I am using Canon EOS 600D. Do I need extra lens for this? Thanks
     
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    tripod, cable release, ISO 100.

    Your lens is fine with stars, open it as wide as possible f/4 say, ISO 6400 and then 20-30 second exposure depending on focal length should get you a good start. Tweak to taste.
     

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