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Take a photo with no light?

Okay.. This is really annoying me..

I'm on the MANUAL setting with a 5" shutter speed... I'm trying to take a picture of pitch black and then 1 flash of light with my flash gun at the time of a splash im taking a photo of...

However my camera will NOT take a photo in pitch black - it will only take one with light - it is so stupid I managed to do it on my other shit digi cam but now I have a DSLR its saying there is no light and wont take the photo?

What is up with this? Please help im desperate!

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Set the focus to manual too

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What would cause auto mode to start producing dark pictures?


This has been showing up in the autofocus mode of Nikon DSLRs of all flavors for years. There's some indication it may be due to an underlubricated gear causing the shutter to fire at a faster speed than indicated, but most of the evidence seems to point to a random glitch in the firmware.

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My husband pulls tractors at night at tractor pulls, everytime I try to get a picture its too dark, the lighting around the pull isn't the greatest but it has some light


There are several solutions to taking pictures in the dark or low light. Night time photography can be difficult without a tripod. There are three ways you can get a brighter photo
1. Larger aperture - Make sure the aperture is set to the lowest f-stop for the largest aperture. f/2.8 or f/5.6 depending on your lenses capabilities. Choose the lowest number
2. Longer shutter speed - A longer shutter speed will allow more light to hit the canera's sensor and create a brighter picture. Unfortunately with a longer shutter speed, you will probably need a tripod because the photo will come out motion-blurred otherwise.
3. Higher ISO - A higher ISO will make the camera's sensor more sensitive to light and therefore creating a brighter picture without having to have a longer shutter speed. High ISO, however, can introduce unpleasant noise/grain to a photo.

If you want to take your picture while holding the camera in your hands, I recommend the largest aperture (small f/stop) and a high ISO.
If you have a tripod, use it! and use a longer shutter speed since the tripod will hold the camera steady for you.

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Evening My Canon 400D Eos SLR will not take photos in manual mode setting , goes through the motions of shutter open and close but when it comes to viewing the picture on the lcd display ( nothing there)....


Okay lets put some "joy" back into your photo's The reason you aren't getting anything is because your shutter speed is to fast. Your setting I think you are trying to say are F5.6 100 ISO and 1/100 shutter speed "M" manual setting. Actually if you looked closely on your "nothing there" there would be something. Anyway, Moon shots as simple as they look are anything but simple. The earth is moving and you are trying to take a still shot. I don't know where you are on this earth and every star system is different. Starting with a good solid tripod, next the lens needs to have a great enough focal length so the moon covers 2/3rds of the view (first shot) ISO 100 is good. In manual mode look at your light meter try to have your F-stop at F8 or F11 and adjust the shutter speed for proper exposure, you may need to adjust your aperture up or down once you have a "normal" exposure either increase your shutter speed or preferably stop down the lens two stops.
Your camera will meter down to 30 seconds if it goes below this then this is where you take your start (first shot) meter reading and count how many stops of light you require beyond 30 seconds.
For practice though attempt to stay within the 30 seconds by increasing the aperture but not wide open say F8 is as low as you go, need some speed adjust the ISO up to ISO 200 then ISO 400 don't go beyond this because other factors come into play at this point. the thing is you need to establish a metering point then stop down two stops and see what you have as far as exposure.

I know this may all sound really complicated but it's not the most important thing is to have a good tripod use F8 as your widest aperture don't increase beyond ISO 400 and keep your shutter speed at 30 second or above. Another problem that will occur is focus actually the lack of, your camera requires contrast to focus one you have established this shift the lens into manual and recompose your scene. What we aren't done yet don't touch the camera when your release the shutter. Use the 2 second time delay to give the camera time to stop vibrating after the shutter has bee depressed remove your hand DON'T touch it until the picture is finished. If it were me I'd be looking at doing a few landscapes at night to get use to all this stuff then tackle the moon so to speak. In the mean time here is a picture of The Fork Of the Thames in London Ontario Canada.
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You need to understand the relationship and teractivity of aperture, shutter speed and iso. In Av mod, you choose the aperture and the camera makes thw shutter speed agjustment, In Tv mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera makes the aperture adjustment, In manual, you have to set both shutter speed and aperture manually. If the ISO mode is set to AUTO, the camera chooses the sensors sensitivity to light automatically. Change to specific ISO
(200-400 for daylight and 799-1600 for night). Take a picture in AV mode and note what shutter speed the camera chose. Then switch to TC mode choose the same shutter speed and see if camera chose the same aperture(f-stop) you chose in first shot. Change to Manual and choose same f-stop and shutter speed the camera chose for you in the other modes. Compare all three photos. They should be almost if not exactly the same exposure wise.
In Tv mode choose a dlowers shutter speed, In Manual choose a combo of slower shuuter and wider f-stop(smaller number). Read your manual.

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If you are in Manual Mode and you set your shutter speed too higher (ie above 250th sec) the shutter blind passes over the sensor when the flash goes off causing a dark section in the photo. Lower the shutter speed to get a better sync. Some camera's default sync speed is 1/60th of a second and sometimes user adjustable.

Remember the longer the shutter speed, the more light will register in the photo. Also boosting the ISO will help extend the flashes range and also record more ambient light for a more pleasing and balanced photo.

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Canon rebel xsi, using 75-300 lens, taking photos of basketball game, pictures are blurry, especially the ones in "action" using the sports mode. also tried my 18-55 IS lens, same thing happening, using...


That's a big lens and for sports photography you are going to need a lot of light to ensure you can use a fast shutter speed to capture the action. Sports mode may do too much for you and you might want to try switching to a more manual mode. Try switching to Tv mode which gives shutter speed priority. Set the shutter speed to something around 1/150 or higher (1/200) which should be fast enough to freeze the action. Make sure the ISO is set to 200 or 400 for best results and see how you get on. This should stop any action based blur which would leave you with focus problems if the pictures are still blurry. Check out http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos450d for info on what this camera can really do for you

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The subject is very blury or out of the picture


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You are expecting too much for any auto mode. When shooting under low light conditions, the camera may take longer to achieve focus lock. If the subject is moving too, it will take even longer to lock focus. Try using manual focus for the conditions you described.

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