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Tye 
 

How do you shoot outside at night?A.S.A.P.!


I am looking at shooting tonight outside under street lamps. I have seen work done like this, but have no clue how to accomplish this.

I have only basic film (35mm) equpiment and a flash with my camera.

Help, A.S.A.P.!

-Tye Djinn


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11/1/2004 3:13:26 PM

 
Tom Kwan   Hi Tye,
Use tripod, small aperture f11-16 , long exposure time. It would be better if you can have color filters to adjust the color temperature of the street lamp.


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11/1/2004 3:55:59 PM

 
Tye    Ohk, thanks so much. Should I use the flash? The street lamps I am thinking of using are the new white ones that look like sun light.
-Tye


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11/1/2004 5:52:38 PM

 
Tom Kwan   It all depends on the actual environment and the subject you are shooting. If it is a street scene, no flash is needed, if it is a person, a cat in the shadow or whatever you want to highlight then use flash as a supplementary light. Sometimes the flash is too strong the suject will be over exposured, in such case, use a piece of thin tissue paper to cover the flash, this practise reduces the light output by -1 to -2 EV. If you are using ETTL flash, adjust the output to -1 to -2 EV.


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11/2/2004 8:16:56 AM

 
Tye    Thanks so much, I'll try that.
-Tye Djinn


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11/2/2004 2:04:08 PM

 
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