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Night shots i cant seem to get clear night shots of action ect. snowboarding and skatboarding, what setting should i use

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  • matty reps May 29, 2008

    aperture priority? i am still new with photography, and yes the focusing issue it large, the lighting was not amazing but alright with the stock flash, i know i need to buy a speedlight to fix that but im not excatly sure how to have a nice clear focused shot along with the flash.  when i have the flash on the highest shutter speed i can possibly use is 90,when normaly for action iv been using 2000

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Hey matty reps,
You are attempting one of the most challenging types of photography there is, because you are combing nighttime photography and action photography. If you want to stop the action you normally would be using the highest shutter speed possible, but since you are trying to take nighttime action photographs I would rely on a flash since the flash duration in essence becomes your shutter speed. I would definitely use a hotshoe mounted flash because the built in flash will most likely not be powerful enough for your needs. I would have the camera set to aperture priority so I could control the depth of field, because the smaller the aperture the larger depth of field you will have and the less likely your subject will be out of focus. If you are attempting natural light nighttime action photography you will definitely need a very fast film speed such as 3200 speed film which will provide significant loss of image quality. You will also need a very fast lens meaning a lens with an aperture of at least f2.8 or larger, and your camera in this scenario should be set to shutter priority so you can set the camera to the fastest shutter speed possible but this will present focusing issues. In both scenarios I would have the AF system set to continuous so the camera doesn't require you to achieve focus to be able to trip the shutter. As in all challenging photography situations more photos are better than less, because you should have more failed photos than successful. I hope this helps!

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