Digital Point and Shoot - Water veiling
This is my first post so go easy!!
I have a new camera (Fuji S8000fd) which is my next step in working towards a DSLR.
I took it on its maiden voyage today and tried to capture a water fall/river with a veil effect.
I think I had moderate success using f8 at 1/3 shutter speed. F8 is the minimum my camera will do and 4" is the longest shutter speed. I tried the 4" speed and it was way over exposed.
As far as I know it is not possible to attach any filters.
Basically I am hoping that someone with more experience could give some guidance on how to get the best maximum effect so that it looks almost like mist.
I am working my way through Mr Miotke's guide to digital photography but would appreciate any advice offered.
Good first effort, Neil!
Try it again. Though, this time do it around 8 or 9 in the morning or late afternoon when the sun isn't on the water. Use the same f/8, which should lenghten your exposure time, and a tripod.. :-)
If you didn't already, be sure to manually set the ISO to the lowest value (ISO 64).
The S8000fd lens does not have filter threads, and extends too far to make a tube adapter practical. However, so long as your shooting with the camera on a tripod, you can simply hold a neutral density filter in front of it to shoot long exposures. Cheapest and easiest to use would be the A-series Cokin square filters (#152 = 2x, #153 = 4x, #154 = 8x).
Thanks guys, fantastic advice. I had manually set the ISO to 100 but will put it lower next time. I will experiment with times of day etc too and have been using a tripod. I'll see how I get on with this before buying filters but will keep them in mind - I didn't think it would be possible to use one so your idea is a pleasant surprise!!
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