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04-02-08 – A Second of Your Time, Please

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  • #1263
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Show us your pictures with shutter times of a second or longer.

    Thanks to corsec67 for this theme suggestion!

    #15501
    jpatten
    Participant

    OoooooOO i like this one

    #15502
    corsec67
    Participant

    I will break out my 10-stop ND filter to get some pictures for this theme.

    I bet this theme will be a bunch of “Night turns into day” type pictures.

    And soosh can give us more “Alaska at Night with the Aurora Borealis”.

    #15503
    Killerclaw
    Participant

    AHHHH right when my tripod breaks!

    #15504
    corsec67
    Participant

    AHHHH right when my tripod breaks!

    Well, if you want a really cheap one, my favorite ultra-mini tripod is the Vanguard VS-10
    (Some of the stores sell it so cheap that I bought 3, for under $20 with shipping)

    #15505
    Mr.BobDobalita
    Participant
    #15506
    Killerclaw
    Participant

    Tripod and free mono for 20 bucks…

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830997067

    Thanks, but the reviews say it falls apart =(

    #15507
    sleeping
    Participant

    Sturdy, Light, Cheap – Pick 2…

    #15508
    jekxrb
    Participant

    Tripods aren’t really the place to cheap out. Although someone in one of the other threads linked to a cheap stabilizer http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1041948/1_image_stabilizer_for_any_camera_lose_the_tripod/
    I haven’t tried it, so I don’t know if it works, but it would be very inexpensive. Might be worth a try…

    #15509
    Teffy
    Participant

    This one is frustrating.. I want to try to attempt a few day time shots, but when I set my camera for 1 sec, it won’t let me change any other settings (f-stop, iso speed..). I end up with a big white photo. I’ve got a Kodak C360 Zoom. Other than night shots, is there any way to work around that?

    #15510
    corsec67
    Participant

    This one is frustrating.. I want to try to attempt a few day time shots, but when I set my camera for 1 sec, it won’t let me change any other settings (f-stop, iso speed..). I end up with a big white photo. I’ve got a Kodak C360 Zoom. Other than night shots, is there any way to work around that?

    A neutral density filter is another way, if you can’t stop the lens down.
    (Think a fancy sunglasses like filter for the lens) Or just use a pair of sunglasses, if you want.

    At night is going to be the easiest way to force a P&S camera to go to 1 second or longer, and you can still be quite creative there. Those “night” modes on some camera really are for at night.

    #15511
    corsec67
    Participant

    Using a ND filter to get a long shutter in the daylight is often used for water in a river/waterfall, to make the water spray smooth, like this:

    flickr page

    (This is f/8, 30 seconds with a 10-stop ND filter)

    #15512
    lokisbong
    Participant

    I just tonight figured out how to do really long exposures up to 15 seconds and i have a cheap mini tripod .I have a feeling I’m gonna end up taking a couple hundred pics to get the right shots for this one.Gonna have to try the sunglasses trick since I have a point and shoot camera.At least it is a Canon a560:)

    #15513
    Teffy
    Participant

    I’ll have to try the sunglasses then. Thanks for the tip!

    #15514
    corsec67
    Participant

    I’ll have to try the sunglasses then. Thanks for the tip!

    Note that I haven’t actually tried this, so if it works for you, please let me/us know.

    I have ND filters, and all of my sunglasses are prescription, so I haven’t even tried it. (And my sunglasses are polarized, so they aren’t equal to a ND filter anyways)

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