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I'm trying to take night shots over a river with the lights from the buildings and all i'm getting is a very dark picture, took a few using the night snap, night scene, with and without flash and none are very good.... haven't really studied the book into the night side of it and not much on the pages i am looking at so was wondering what settings do i need to get a fantastic pic, thanks

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Try Shutter Priority mode (Tv). Adjust the shutter time for an extended shot of several seconds or more. Of course, recommend using a tripod to do this, and using the camera's timer to take the shot to minimize camera shake.

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