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11/19/2004 06:12:55 PM · #1
When you want to take a photo at night outside, how do you do it? Flash on or off? I have tried both, when using the flash it looks to "snapshot" like. With the flash off, you see nothing.

Thanks

11/19/2004 06:26:14 PM · #2
If you use a flash you will always get that flat snapshot look. You have to use a longer exposure time and a tripod to get a good image. Use the manual mode in your camera and play around with exposure times until you get a decent looking image.

Maybe start with 1 second and adjust from there.
11/19/2004 06:43:06 PM · #3
Try longer exposure and paint with a light. You will get some surprising results. Some great examples from Paint with Lights challenge. Some are true paint with light technique others are great examples of lighting capture.

Message edited by author 2004-11-19 18:45:57.
11/19/2004 07:03:16 PM · #4
Stick the camera on a tripod, long long exposure id the only real way to do it. Of course your subject cant move, so the technique is not good for people / animals etc
11/19/2004 08:09:56 PM · #5
longer exposure times will do the trick, higher ISO will do the trick too, but a more lightsensitive lens can do the trick too I think!
11/19/2004 10:24:16 PM · #6
Thank you :-)
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