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Theresa M. Cox

How to take portraits on a sail boat at sunset?

I am a new photographer and I came across a great oppertunity to capture a family on a sail boat at sunset. I have never taken pictures on a boat. My concern is the constant motion of the boat and the images being clear. Do you have any suggestions on the settings I should use to capture clear crisp pictures?

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4/22/2005 10:25:37 AM

Christopher    I'm not an expert, however try to snap the photo either when the boat is going on a steady course or during the 'lull' period. You have to get in tune with the rhythm of the boat movement. Maybe if you take the photo while the boat is moving with the wind blowing from the stern, it may be easier to take a steady shot. Try to use an large f number as possible (2.8 - 3), ie with the aperture as open as possible. That way you can hike up the shutter speed to avoid camera shake. Hope this helps.

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4/23/2005 11:30:47 AM

Bob Cournoyer
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  Yeah, swells and troughs.....gotta be quick.
What camera?


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4/23/2005 5:38:05 PM

Theresa M. Cox   my camera is cannon EOS10D. The hours I will be out is from 5:30 to 7:30 so I am worried about the sun still being to high. I will have a polerizer and a sun shade on. Do you think this will be good? Would you recommend using a fill flash during this time of the day. I usually do, but I really want to capture the sunset for the people?

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4/23/2005 9:04:38 PM

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