I've always wanted to know how to

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by canuhandlethis8, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. canuhandlethis8 macrumors member

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    take a picture of the night time sky. The stars from my house are amazing, and I would love to share. I don't have a great camera so i"m not sure if it's even possible.
     
  2. /"\/oo\/"\ macrumors regular

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    Well, let's start with what you have to work with then.
     
  3. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, this thread is only 27 threads away from you... Probably too close even for a search? :confused:
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Depends on the available modes on your camera. Can you manually set the shutter speed, aperture, and/or ISO? If so, I would try setting the ISO to the lowest setting (e.g. ISO 100), closing the aperture down to f/11 or so. Then leaving the shutter open for the appropriate amount of time (depending on your camera, this might happen automatically - Av mode).

    Use a tripod and a remote shutter release. If you don't have a remote, use the time-delay shutter release function.

    And experiment with different settings until you get what you want.

    Oh, if your camera doesn't have manual modes, then it probably has a "night" mode. Use that ... but remember to use the tripod and time-delay.
     

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