March 6, 2008 at 1:45 pm #1263ElsinoreKeymaster
Show us your pictures with shutter times of a second or longer.
Thanks to corsec67 for this theme suggestion!March 6, 2008 at 2:42 pm #15501jpattenParticipant
OoooooOO i like this oneMarch 7, 2008 at 4:10 am #15502
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”.March 7, 2008 at 4:11 am #15503KillerclawParticipant
AHHHH right when my tripod breaks!March 7, 2008 at 4:18 am #15504
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)March 7, 2008 at 3:39 pm #15505Mr.BobDobalitaParticipant
Tripod and free mono for 20 bucks…March 7, 2008 at 9:09 pm #15506KillerclawParticipant
Tripod and free mono for 20 bucks…
Thanks, but the reviews say it falls apart =(March 7, 2008 at 10:18 pm #15507sleepingParticipant
Sturdy, Light, Cheap – Pick 2…March 7, 2008 at 11:19 pm #15508jekxrbParticipant
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…March 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm #15509TeffyParticipant
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?March 8, 2008 at 8:21 pm #15510
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.March 9, 2008 at 1:06 am #15511
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:
(This is f/8, 30 seconds with a 10-stop ND filter)March 9, 2008 at 7:31 am #15512lokisbongParticipant
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:)March 10, 2008 at 1:47 am #15513TeffyParticipant
I’ll have to try the sunglasses then. Thanks for the tip!March 10, 2008 at 2:00 am #15514
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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