Pitch Black

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Goldeeno, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Goldeeno

    Goldeeno TPF Noob!

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    Can you shoot in the dark. Ive tried to take a photo of vehicles going past my house, but the photos come out Black, nothing visable.
    What setting do i need to be on?
     
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    Remi M. TPF Noob!

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    Set your aperture wider (small f number) or set your ISO higher or set your shutter speed to a longer time span.
     
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    What effect are you looking to get? You probably won't be able to catch a crisp view of an individual car in the dark, the slow shutter speed necessary for night photography will see to that. You can get those shots where headlights and taillights form a continuous stream, if you leave your shutter open long enough. Whatever your goal, you will probably need to use a tripod and remote shutter release.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well... if you consider photography as making a record of reflected or transmitted light, then you can conclude: No light, no photograph.

    Remember, not all light is visible to the human eye.

    Photographs can be made in very low light, but in your case (moving vehicles), you may want to consider adding a light source.

    Pete
     

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