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Taking good nightshots with a Fisheye?
Hey I need some tips, and advice on taking shots at night.
Rokinon 8mm Fisheye
Sony a55 DSLR
I have a light, tripod but is there anything that can help and what settings do you use?
(Sorry Im sure theres been a lot of post like this but I couldnt find one)
When doing night photography, no matter the lens (fisheye or not) you want to shoot with a very slow shutter speed which makes a tripod a necessity. Try setting your tripod up in a place with minimal moving light (unless thats what you are going for. ie. star trails, light painting etc.).
Once you've setup the tripod set your settings as normal except shoot with a very slow shutter, around 10- 30 seconds depending on the light and if you want to go quicker you can up the ISO or down the aperture but other things will happen to your image when you do this. (Lower aperture- shallower DOF. Higher ISO - more Noise).
But yeah, night photography is really cool and can make some unique images. Once you get the hang of it look into stuff like star trails, light painting and other types of long exposure. You can do something really cool stuff with slow shutters.
Hope I helped, good luck.
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