Night shot of light up frisbee

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  1. dry3210

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    When I was taking some photos of my bike last night there were two guys in a large empty field throwing a light up frisbee.

    I thought it'd be cool to get some pictures of it streaking through the air but had no idea what settings to use. I wasn't close to them and the lighting conditions were VERY low.

    Suggestions on something like this?
     
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    I'd be tempted to use a fairly slow shutter speed...and then the frisbee should show up as a streak of light.
     
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    Well, I mean, a long shutter speed will be needed in low light anyway...

    And if you're far away, well move closer or use a telephoto.
     
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    Full manual or would just shutter priority work?
     
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    Either or.
     
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    I would think this would require more experimentaion than shutter priority would give you. You might want to play a little with DOF and also a little rear curtain synch with your flash where the flash willfire a the en of the exposure instead of the beginning.
     

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