Night Shot. How do you do this??

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  1. smackitsakic

    smackitsakic TPF Noob!

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    I was on a few different photographers sites and came across this picture:

    http://www.picturenuts.com/Henry/#gallery/5._Photo_Expeditions/3._Saskatoon_Night_2008/img/4

    (I'd post the actual picture, but it won't let me:))

    Can anyone tell me how much post-processing has gone into this picture? How much of it was actually captured, and how much of it was created after the fact?

    I really, really like this shot, but have no idea how I can take similar pictures myself.

    Thanks - really looking forward to everyone's feedback on this one!!
     
  2. Alan92RTTT

    Alan92RTTT TPF Noob!

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    tripod + small apature + slow shutter =
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    Model: NIKON D5000
    DateTime: 10/20/2009 8:45:41 PM
    ISOSpeedRatings: ISO 200
    FocalLength: 18 mm
    FNumber: F10
    ExposureTime: 10 s
     
  3. smackitsakic

    smackitsakic TPF Noob!

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    so you don't think that photo has any post processing?
     
  4. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm a night-shot addict, and not to correct erose (sorry, erose), but this shot is pretty as-is for the most part.

    It was shot in the twillight hour, which helps give you that blue sky. The mix of lighting colors and stuff is just normal as different bulbs give off light at different temperatures.

    It's exposed well, so he probably shot RAW, overexposed slightly, and backed down in post processing, but other than that, this is fairly cut and dry.

    There's a pretty extensive tutorial I wrote on night photography here:
    ImageAspect • View topic - Evolution of a Night Photographer

    I could re-write it up here, but... um... well... no. :lol:
     
  5. Alan92RTTT

    Alan92RTTT TPF Noob!

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    I shot this the oly post is resize and adding a border
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    Model: NIKON D5000
    DateTime: 3/10/2010 1:35:29 AM
    ISOSpeedRatings: ISO 200
    FocalLength: 18 mm
    FNumber: F8
    ExposureTime: 30 s
     
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    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    manaheim
    thanks for the link to your night time photography. It is an interesting read!!!
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My pleasure!
     
  8. tertius

    tertius TPF Noob!

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    So, did he use some kind of PP filter to "starburst" only the lights on the bridge? I really like night photos and want to learn more as well.

    I will read your tutorial soon, bookmarked.
     
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    Great post!

    Lesson #4 should def be committed to memory:lmao:
     
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  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No need to use any filters for the "star effect" on light sources in night photography, all that is required is a small enough aperture (which means you automatically need to expose for quite a while), the aperture blades will give you this star effect.
     
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    that guy has some beautiful photographs
     
  12. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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