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Old 11-06-2004   #1  
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first off, im using a "canon a310 (powershot)" digital camera which is 3.2 mega pixels. my question is: "why are my night pics so horrible even under a bright street light?" even with the flash on, it doesnt catch the whole scene but just the first object thats in front. i was trying to take night shots of my car eariler and went home unsatisfied.

here is an example photo, how would i make it so the car is more "lit" and "shown" in the photo?

is possible, post great examples of how to take night photos

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Use no flash, a high exposure time, and a tripod. The end.
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Use no flash, a high exposure time, and a tripod. The end.
Yup.
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Use no flash, a high exposure time, and a tripod. The end.
long exposure/slow shutter speed, tripod, a steady light source instead of a flash (like a flood light or something), but thats up to you, and open up the apperture all the way.

but im guessing youre using a digital camera, so read the manual on how to do all that. also, when taking long exposure shots, dont have a lightsource in direct view of the lens. dont have the light in the shot, or it might overpower the other stuff in the picture. just dont give up and keep trying.
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do what he said. thats pretty much what i did... http://www.7thgencivic.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=180890
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oh, and try not to get the light in the picture unless you are using manual mode. if it is on automatic the camera will try to make the light the main focus of the picture and it might not give you a long enough exposure, resulting in a clear light but dark car...
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Try to make sure any street lights etc are not behind the car. This makes it backlit and your car ends up being in the dark just like your picture.
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Get a tripod > Best Buy = 20$

Then wait till its dark

No flash, and play with all the exposure functions

dont aim the camera directly towards a light source... Have the light source hitting the car



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you cant have the lightsource in the picture... IM me on AIM and ill help you... i just dont feel like typing right now. LOL
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