[Lvlug] Flooding again
linc at thelinuxlink.net
Fri Apr 15 18:39:00 EDT 2005
Scott Piccotti wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2005, at 11:10 AM, Linc Fessenden wrote:
>> Why is it so dificult to get decent nighttime pics out of a digital
>> camera anyway :-/
> Just noticed this and figured I'd throw in my two cents. If you don't
> care, I'll just say thanks for the pictures and let you move on to the
> next message in your in-box.
> Still here? Don't say I didn't warn you...
> Digital isn't any different than film in this regard. It's just that
> your flash (or *any* built-in flash) isn't powerful enough to go more
> than a few feet. Turn it off and use a tripod for a longer exposure
> time, or turn on "slow sync" or "night shot mode", which both fires the
> flash *and* uses a longer exposure time to let the background light fill
> Also, don't zoom in any more than necessary. Disregarding aperture for
> a moment here- the longer the focal length, the less light is getting to
> the sensor. Inverse square law and all that.
> Slow sync is also fun for shooting hand-held (i.e. not on a tripod)
> around twilight. You get that frozen foreground / moving background
> effect. For example: http://flickr.com/photos/scpi/4153211/
> (currently employed by Dan's Camera City)
See, all those nice functions and none of them are included with my
cheapo camera.. :-(
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