Thanks everyone for your input and articles. I think that I have what I need to experiment with and work with to capture that amazing night shot.
Hey all, I'm going to try a different kind of photography by shooting a skyline at night with a full moon hovering just above the skyscrapers, and my attempt is to get the full moon and the stars in a night sky. My questions is this; in my previous experiments with trying to shoot a full moon at night all I get is a bright light that looks like a flashlight in the sky. I have tried several different settings and long Exposures closeups with a zoom lens, wide open apertures to try to capture this kind of shots. So can I get some expertise advise from some of you who shoots these kind of photos. I'm always trying to learn new avenues in photography, but sometimes I just plain get stumped. So that is why I ask questions....Thanks all!
I want to thank all of you for your help and input it has been a great help to me. Now the rest is up to me to go and practice and keep trying and with all of the suggestions I have received I can't fail...LOL
If any of you still have information you want to give please feel free to do so. God bless you all....
Great thank you so much, you have given me a lot of variables that I can try. I see where I have made my mistakes and have gone to ebay a purchased new ND filters in the range that will help me greatly.
I'm on the right track now with all of your help and input.
So from my understanding f/22 will washout the photo but a lower f/stop helps the photo a great deal. Plus using a ND 32/64 or 400 will help accomplish the results that I'm looking for. Am I on the right track here?
Aw ok that's tells me a lot, thanks. So my f-stops should be less maybe?
True I see that now as well. Thanks lets keep going....:o)
Thank you for your advise, I have copied it and will try it when I go out next time. I have used the metering on my camera but I guess I'm not really sure how or what I'm trying to do with it. Still learning spot metering. Anyway I have played around with the metering on my camera body and will try to figure out how to change the stops to the plus or minus.
The first picture is the one I took and the other one is what I'm trying to achieve. See the difference.
Thank you all for your input. I do use an ND4 filter and I have been shooting at ISO 200, which I'll drop down to 100 ISO and give it a shot. I have been shooting at f/22 and my last exposure was at 1/6 sec.
But I'm just not satisfied with the shot. When I see other photo's that look surrealistic and the water looks like smoke flowing that's the look I'm trying to accomplish.
I have edited my photo's in HDR but it just doesn't do the picture justice. Maybe I'm not using the HDR feature correctly. I take a series of three to four shots and then use HDR to bring them together then I have to play around with the settings to get the funkiness out of the picture until it looks like a photograph and not an over/under exposed shot that looks terrible.
What am I missing here? People say that and swear by HDR but I just don't really see what it does besides change the color and the softness/hardness or the strength of the detail in the picture.
I have a question that hopefully some of you more advanced photographers can answer/help me out here. I have a Canon T1i and I have been trying to do long exposures on water falls to get that smooth flowing effect and it seems that all I get is white out photo's on anything over 1.5 second. I tried everything, even bracketing exposures on every setting I have but I still get white out effect on any exposure over 1.5 seconds. What am I doing wrong or am I not using the right settings? It's aggravating to spend the amount of time setting up on a tripod and hoping that I can get the shot that I trying for. The lens I'm using is a Canon 18-55mm macro.
If you haven't received a reply from me it that I'm still trying to figure out how to reply to each persons comment...I thin I have it figured out not and how to reply to the specific comment so bare with me as you try to find you comment and my reply....Thank you all for your great comments..THe issue is still unresolved but I have new ideas to try to find the reason/problem of the SD card at large.
So thank you all. Be blessed
odd behavior indeed, can you tell which files are ... (
Good point here, I have done all the above and still same prob. But I didn't think about filling up the card with pictures to see what it would do there. Thanks I'll do that and see what happens....
Try connecting your USB cable and download directly from the camera... :idea:
Yep done that one 2 same prob....
Can you say if the photos are in one file or two files on the SD card. If this is the case I'm wondering if the T1i is putting them in a second file of course this speculation on my part?
You know Richard that is a very good question to ponder. I assumed that all picts were in one file folder on card, never thought about the card putting them in another folder per say... I'll have to keep a watch out for that...Thanks Good info....