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Long exposures I want to take photographs at night-particularly of star trails but I don't know how to set the exposure for longer than a minute; is this even possible?

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The only way i can think of is by using a remote release which should give you the option to set it for longer.

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Is there a good reference sheet for camera settings? For example, if I wanted to shoot a long exposure at night, what are the recommended range of settings for aperture, time of exposure, etc.?


There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of books with such suggestions, but I've found that even at night, the automatic settings on my Canon EOS Rebel are amazingly good. I recommend "The Joy of Photography", if it's still in print, by "The Editors of Eastman Kodak Company". An excellent old book that covers all the basics.

The nighttime pictures I've taken were done by setting the aperture to something mid-range, and letting the camera choose the time of exposure, and taking several pictures with different settings for "over" and "under".

Oct 21, 2015 | Canon EOS Rebel T3i

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Solution for blur camera nikon d5000 when take pickture at night time


It may be your exposure combination. The blur is because your shutter speed is too slow. You did not say what you are photographing at night and without that information, I can only speak in generalities. It all depends on the light source. If you are taking pictures of illuminated signs, auto exposure modes might work great, but if you are shooting incident light rather than pointing your camera at the light source, I would use a tripod and use manual exposure. Adjust your ISO to a high number. That will allow a faster shutter speed to stop motion.

Jun 30, 2012 | Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

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I just wanna know how to keep the apature open on my fugi s7000 so I can


First of all, it's the shutter you want to keep open. You'll probably want the aperture stopped down at least partway, especially for the longer exposures.
Set the mode dial to "M". Turn the command dial to set the shutter speed to "B". The bulb setting leaves the shutter open as long as the shutter button is held down, or fifteen seconds, whichever comes first. Unfortunately, that fifteen-second limit is much too short for good star trails. This is a limitation of the camera; there's nothing you can do about it.
This is a common problem with point&shoot cameras, even the advanced models. They're okay for 98% of the photographic situations you might encounter. But for the other 2% they either can't do it at all or make you go through hoops to do it. Just about every DSLR has a bulb mode that keeps the shutter open as long as you hold down the button (or better, yet, between two presses on a remote control unit so you don't even have to touch the camera), or until the batteries run out (and in those cases you can use auxiliary battery packs or just plug the camera into line power).

Apr 27, 2012 | Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

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Whats the best setting for taking pictures when out at night time?


Photographyat night can be used to create mysterious and amazing photos. When I sayphotography at night I mean the hours from around sunset until when the starsare clearly visible. The long exposures associated with low light can createunique effects and unusually sharp photos. And when I say long exposures I meanexposures lasting from half a second up to even 30 seconds. An exposure thatlong would seem impossible to prevent shaking, so my technique that I use veryoften is to compose the photo like I would normally and then to set theself-timer so the camera takes the picture on its own and I don't even have totouch it.
EquipmentOptions For lowlight photos, a tripod (or some kind of substitute) is very necessary. I almostalways keep a tripod in the trunk of my car or carry a miniature tripod aroundon trips. A miniature tripod can be very handy because it is typically smallenough to fit in a pants pocket so it can be taken anywhere. Some photographerscarry around a bean bag or something like it so that can set their camera downand tilt it in any way they like. Some of my best pictures I have taken simplyby setting my camera down on a newspaper stand and setting the self-timer.

Many photographers are convinced that they need a cable release to take longexposures but the self-timer release option on just about all cameras worksjust as well. All you have to do is set the camera up, configure theself-timer, press the shutter button, and wait the specified amount of time(usually 10 seconds) and the camera will take the photo automatically. And youdon't have to touch the camera so the photo won't be blurred from hand shaking.

Night Photo Opportunities
Landscape Photos - My favorite kind of night photousually includes a landscape with some kind of foreground element, some sort offraming element, and lots of lights throughout the scene. Adding some kind offoreground item to the frame helps to create a greater depth of field, thistechnique works for any kind of photo but I have found that it makes nightlandscape photos much better. Another tip you should keep in mind is that themain subject of a night photo should probably be the most well lit. Lots oflight is good for a night exposure but there should still be some focus appliedto the major objects in a scene.
CapturingMotion - A verypopular kind of night photography includes a steady camera with some sort offast moving object streaming through the frame. When cars are photographed atnight with a long shutter speed, the headlights make a bright pathway of lightand in most cases the car can't even be seen. Another option would be to set upyour camera next to a lighted area with lots of people moving like a night clubor an illuminated street. Just about any kind of motion captured with thecamera steady produces a very interesting photo.

Balancing Aperture and Shutter SpeedWhen taking photos at night you should keep aperture in mind as well asshutter speed. It is without question that you will need a long shutter speed,but the aperture that you choose will provide the depth of field. When I takenight photos I usually have a very long shutter speed (5-15 seconds) and a verynarrow aperture (high f-stop). This combination creates a huge depth of fieldand makes everything very crisp and in focus. Of course sometimes you will notdesire a great depth of field and in those situations you should widen theaperture (small f-stop).

Calculating the ExposureFiguring out what exact shutter speed and aperture you should use can bevery challenging in Manual Mode. I would recommend that you just try manydifferent combinations for each scene and eventually you will refine thesettings that you prefer. Another technique I use is Bracketing, if you bracketall your photos so the camera takes multiple exposures at different settings,you are more likely to end up with a photo that has a satisfactory brightness.
Conclusion There is no exact science to night photography; I hope some of these tips willguide you in the right direction. But the best night photographers are usuallythe people who experiment a lot when they are taking low light exposures andeventually they figure out the best scenes and best exposure settings to match.Just remember that you need a very long shutter speed setting, and that youneed to keep the camera very steady.

Dec 09, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

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SHOW ME HOW TO START LONG START EXPOSURE ?


The camera conducting a pre-photographing and a main-photographing for conducting a displaying-at-long-time-exposure, the displaying-at-long-time-exposure is continued still after main-photographing starts.

Since the displaying a pre-taken image and the renewing the predicted images thereafter start from the time point, at which a release button is full-pressed, a user can confirm the predicted images in almost real time during the long-time-exposure is conducted

Unfortunately Kodak Easy Share C643 is not capaistated for this purpose.

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Apr 07, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C643 Digital Camera

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Blue corners when shooting in BULB


With the same exposure settings, you should get the same result. When using Bulb in Manual mode, you also need to be sure you have set the lens aperture to the largest opening (lowest number). And don't forget to set ISO to 1600. Since the D80 has shutter speeds as long as 30" (minutes) I recommend you use them instead of Bulb, unless you need longer.

The blue areas are heat noise from long exposure -- other electronic components near the sensor are generating heat from the constant current flow. Be sure you check your Shooting Menu settings to set Long Exposure NR to ON and also High ISO NR to HIGH.

Apr 02, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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Extremely long time writing to CF card


IIRC these cameras support a noise reduction feature through a custom function. The camera will take a second exposure with the shutter closed (i.e. against something pure black) to see which pixels in the camera are "hot", and then will use that information to remove that hot pixel noise from the original image. "hot" pixels depend on temperature and exposure length so the camera would need to do this on every shot.

Mar 05, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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What are defect pixels?


Ocassionally images from digital cameras will have "defect" pixels. These pixels may appear in the final photograph as bright white, green or red spots that are out of place when compared to the rest of the image. Sometimes people call these spots "hot" or "dead" pixels. Usually these pixels, and other types of "digital noise" appear in the darker or underexposed parts of images; additionally, images taken at longer exposure times are much more likely to have this issue. Many Nikon cameras have a "noise reduction" or "NR" process that fixes these problem areas. When NR is activated and image exposure times drop below 1/4 of a second the NR automatically processes the images as they are saved. This Noise Reduction feature is sometimes called "Night Portrait" or "Night Landscape" Scene Modes. If these spots are seen on images photographed under normal conditions (bright light with exposure times shorter than 1/4 second) then the camera may need to be sent in to a Nikon Service Center for repair. Notice the green defect pixel near the center of this image.

Aug 30, 2005 | Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera

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What are defect pixels?


Ocassionally images from digital cameras will have "defect" pixels. These pixels may appear in the final photograph as bright white, green or red spots that are out of place when compared to the rest of the image. Sometimes people call these spots "hot" or "dead" pixels. Notice the green defect pixel near the center of this image. Usually these pixels, and other types of "digital noise" appear in the darker or underexposed parts of images; additionally, images taken at longer exposure times are much more likely to have this issue. Many Nikon cameras have a "noise reduction" or "NR" process that fixes these problem areas. When NR is activated and image exposure times drop below 1/4 of a second the NR automatically processes the images as they are saved. This Noise Reduction feature is sometimes called "Night Portrait" or "Night Landscape" Scene Modes. If these spots are seen on images photographed under normal conditions (bright light with exposure times shorter than 1/4 second) then the camera may need to be sent in to a Nikon Service Center for repair.

Aug 29, 2005 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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