Oh Noes, there's a shot here

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What do you do?

  1. Brace your self and take it handheld?

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  2. walk away and wonder? What If?

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  1. Battou

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    Ok, Little game.

    You grab some gear to have it with you for the following day. All you take with you is a couple of lenses and a flashless body, there is no need to drag the tripod with you given sufficient light for handheld is expected, but....but during the night a shot presents itself.


    All you have at the moment is a mid range zoom lens (or telephoto lens), What do you do?


    Brace your self and take it handheld?

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    walk away and wonder?
     
  2. lifeafter2am

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    ISO to 1600 (and another shot at 3200), aperture wide open......... Go Team Venture! lol.
     
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    Why would you not take the chance? What do you have to lose?
     
  4. Battou

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    Being a film Photographer it is a slightly bigger decition for me, I was presented with this scenario last night around 2AM, that is what inspired the thread but,




    I hunkered down on 800 ISO and went for it with my 200mm. :)
     
  5. usayit

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    I've taken my shirt off, rolled it up, used it to prop my camera on a brick wall, and set the timer a few times. Got a wonderful photo of Niagara falls at night. Believe me.... the people around me are lucky that it was dark and couldn't see me half naked. :p
     
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    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  7. Battou

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    Nice, :)
     
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    well I'd take it being a digital photographer, but that is harder for you. I'd try and get that camera as steady as possible to take the pic in your situation.
     
  9. Battou

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    Oh yeah, I am just curious as to how everyone else would handle it, now that my situation is all said and done.
     
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    He's serious! (at least I hope usayit is a "he") There are hundreds of ways to make a substitute camera support. Clothing, cars, fences, poles, rocks, trees, they all can work to steady a camera. I often use my coat because it's easy to pile up and manipulate for framing. For anything over 1/8 second, use the self timer so you don't wiggle the camera with your finger. Just spend some time figuring out how to keep the camera stable.
     
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    Yeah, I'd look for rocks, use a shoe, a shirt, some kind of surface to rest it upon. If all else fails, Get in the fetal position and stay as still as I can.
     
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    If it's a film you can still buy, take the shot.
     

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