Shooting a Picture At Night

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    eravedesigns TPF Noob!

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    Hello
    This is a pretty noob question but If I am going to shoot at night with my vivitar SLR camera how do I take the photo. Should I just keep the shutter open really long and have it on a tripod or is there just after effects in photoshop to adjust levels and lighting?
     
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    you answered your own question. so definitely use a tripod, or some other stable, non moving surface.

    depending on the amount of light in the area you are shooting, you will have to play with long exposure settings. so longer shutter times, ISO, etc... if it's very dark and your long shutter time isn't capturing alot, try bumping up the ISO. you will have to test it out and take a few shots.
     
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    Thanks. I am a beginner and that made sense :) Ya I just remembered about ISO and that you can get different speeds.
     
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    Keep the ISO low for night photography. Switch off any vibration reduction and put the camera on a tripod. Set the aperture medium high - f8 to f22 is probably the best region to be in.

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