Night Photography

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by HomeingPigeon, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. HomeingPigeon macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2007
    Last night i was trying to take pictures of a tree full of egrets but i couldnt get a picture that wasnt really blurry. Can you tell me why this is and how to fix it i would be thankfull
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Night Photography usually require longer exposure times (because there is less light) so therefore you probably need a tripod to avoid camera shake. IS lenses might also help. Rule of thumb, if the exposure time is longer than the focal length then camera shake is likely. Example, at 50mm, handheld exposures are usually fine under 1/50 sec, at 200mm under 1/200 sec.
  3. DubOverdose macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Also, if your exposure is only around 1s and you already have your camera on a tripod, what you're likely getting blur from is when you depress the shutter. With night photography a remote release or a timer is a good idea. Good, heavy tripods also help.
  4. termina3 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2007
    such an apt s/n then!
  5. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

    May 15, 2007
    I'm where I need to be
    Any kind of photography where you have to use "Night" to describe it... screams TRIPOD :D. Also you will need a cable release or use the timer built into the camera, as was stated above. If you get the chance to shoot the scene another evening, if the egrets come often, I'd love to see a shot :)

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