1. Use the fastest lens you’ve got. F2.0 or less. set your camera on spot metering and aim your spot at the brightest part of your picture. But you need a fast lens. If you don’t have one, they aren’t going to come out well. A high-quality fast lens. Usually you can get a really fast 50mm lens for very short money.

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  2. I’m curious, and would love to hear what you are finding about night time photography that is not as easy as you had thought. I imagine it also being significantly colder at this time of year!

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    1. When I used flash and auto-focus at night, all the pictures turned out fine. But now I use manual focus and no flash, most of the pictures ended up blurry or grainy. For whatever reason, the picture had a yellowish tint to them. It was a good learning experience to get the right ISO and shutter speed for what amount of light to let in and how quick, because I am not using a tripod. I need a quick shot. It was a rarefairly warm winter night! πŸ™‚

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      1. Puzzling about the yellowish tint. Something about the quality of light coming from the flash?
        And yes, the ongoing challenge of ISO and shutter speed.
        Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I liked night photography when I used flash and auto focus. This time it was manual and no flash. Between the blurry pictures and bad shots, I was left with about a 5% success rate. Live and learn, right?
      I know, finding a pay phone was a stroke of luck! πŸ™‚

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      1. I understand the failure rate on photos. When I don’t do something very often, remembering how to do it becomes a challenge.
        Yesterday I was taking action shots while ice skating. ALL were out of focus – it makes your 5% sound really good πŸ˜‰

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      2. LOL! Glad I am not the only one. My husband keeps telling me the settings to use but I never remember them because I want to shoot right then, that second. I am not a good student! πŸ™‚


      3. When I’m in a hurry, *auto* is my friend. When I have some time, I take multiple photos in multiple settings.
        I wish however that when I download my photos, I knew which ones were taken in *auto* mode.

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