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This is probably a bit like a how longs a piece of string type topic.
What I would like though is if people could post their night shots and the settings used, if possible.

I have a growing interest in photography after buying a dslr and would like to make better use of it with some tips and tricks.
I'm off auto mode to a degree with day shots, but have no idea how to go about gettings shots with stars etc.

If it is any help, my camera is a Canon 700D and the choice of 18-135, 18-55, or 75-300 lenses and a tripod.

Will see where this leads
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Night shots in general or specifically camp sites etc?

I have plenty of pictures taken at night, long exposures of the city etc.
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Yeah any night shots would be good, not specifically camping.
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Just after sunset:
Exposure: 6 sec
f/ 4.5
ISO: 100



Before dawn:
Exposure: 10sec
f/5.6
ISO: 100



Night:
Exposure: 30 secods
f/ 14.0
ISO: 100

Below has the same settings, but the colours toned down in photoshop

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I'm by no means a competent photographer but for a learner which i consider myself to be (long term learner) I would suggest;

1. Buy yourself a remote shutter release - a Hahnel HRC280 is dirt cheap generic model that would suit your camera. The longer your shutter is held open to gather light in low light conditions the more important it is to keep your rig steady, a remote trigger is very helpful.

2. If your using a cheap tripod make a sand bag you can tie to the base to weight it down and steady it, those nasty Inca tripods flex in every direction. Again keeping your camera still is important for shooting low light situations.

3. Learn how to switch your camera into BULB mode so you can hold the shutter open for as long as you like or until your lense over heats or battery gives out. By default your camera will only allow you to hold the shutter open for a maximum of 30 seconds. This is sufficient for many many situations, however if you like to shoot night skies and or in very dark unlit conditions Bulb mode will allow you to capture great images in what appears to the eye as no light conditions.

4. Practice , practice , practice or more to the point just experiment a lot, many times the money shot was not the best planned shot of the session.

I cannot host and post examples for you but only shoot with a 650D and cheap lenses and still have heaps of fun. Night photography is also one of my interests.

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Its been a while since I took these so I cant remember the settings but its using a Canon 350DSLR with a tripod using a 5 second delay to take away any shake on the tripod over Lake Mungo on a cloudy morning.
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I used to take a lot of night and low light shots back when I used film. But the digital cameras are a bit different in their capabilities. I recently upgraded to a Nikon D7000 and a waterproof Panasonic Lumix DMC FT6. The Lumix has heaps of specialized scene functions for night sky, stars and for long exposures. The Nikon has so many functions that I have to go through the menu and read the instructions each time I set up.

Most of the time I set it on lower ASA (100) then just experiment with longer and longer exposures using the manual settings.

This was 25 seconds at f11, because the moon was so bright but with the moon out of the direct scene then 30 to 45 seconds at larger aperture is often the way to go. If you want to get the stars moving then you need very long exposures with small aperture and low ASA/ISO.

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There are a couple of courses that happen around Perth every so often which will run you through what to do and what settings to use. I learnt by trial and error, taking a base shot of say 15 seconds and then adjusting up or down when required then taking notes in a note pad. If you have photoshop make sure you shoot in raw to capture all the info in the image. At the end of the day if you get a bad shot you can always delete it and try again. Best of luck and happy snapping
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Great shot there Georgie!

Agree with headsense, a remote shutter is a must! however, if you havent got one yet, Ive found setting a 2 second timer also works. gives the camera time to settle after pressing the button.

Something else you may look into in the future is lightning pictures. I've only attempted it once, but here's how I went:
Exposure: 7 seconds
f/ 6.4
ISO: 100


Exposure: 69 seconds (much too long, but didn't wanna release the shutter and miss a shot lol)
f/ 7
ISO: 100


Exposure: 28sec
f/ 7
ISO: 100


Exposure: 14sec
f/ 5.7
ISO: 100


They were taken in bulb mode. (basically the shutter stays open as long as u hold the button.)
Just sitting in the back of the trol, barn doors open.
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Good call Mungrel, lightning is another favourite of mine too, the hours I've wasted chasing and waiting .................. storm season in South East Queensland is always fun rolling in to the suburbs from Ipswich or across the plains west of Toowoomba.
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Good call Mungrel, lightning is another favourite of mine too, the hours I've wasted chasing and waiting .................. storm season in South East Queensland is always fun rolling in to the suburbs from Ipswich or across the plains west of Toowoomba.
God yeah!
I used to rent a place in Sandgate & Shorncliffe overlooking the bay. some of the lightning I saw there was amazing! If only I'd had this equipment then.
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Just a couple night shots with my D7100

f/7.1 ISO-100 Shutter-30sec
Busselton Jetty pano

f/5.6 ISO-200 Shutter-10sec
Fremantle port bridge 2

f/1.8 ISO-3200 Shutter-10sec
[/url]Sub station

f/4.5 ISO-125 Shutter-15sec (Stitched image from 3 photos)
Mandurah Stingray point

f/5.6 ISO-100 Shutter-60sec
Fremantle Power Station 2

f/5.6 ISO-100 Shutter-127sec
Lightning seascapes
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Great shot there Georgie!

Something else you may look into in the future is lightning pictures. I've only attempted it once, but here's how I went:

They were taken in bulb mode. (basically the shutter stays open as long as u hold the button.)
Just sitting in the back of the trol, barn doors open.
Nice work on the lightening, it is so hard to be in the right place and time with the right set up.
I went to a talk and then a weekend night and dawn workshop years ago by a Perth guy Nick Djordjevic. Met him through the WA Underwater Photographic Society. He was just so dedicated to sitting out all night to capture amazing lightening shots it was inspiring. Genesis Fine Art photography, I think he still runs workshops as well as overseas travel photo trips.
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Just a couple night shots with my D7100

f/7.1 ISO-100 Shutter-30sec
Busselton Jetty pano

f/5.6 ISO-200 Shutter-10sec
Fremantle port bridge 2

f/1.8 ISO-3200 Shutter-10sec
[/url]Sub station

f/4.5 ISO-125 Shutter-15sec (Stitched image from 3 photos)
Mandurah Stingray point

f/5.6 ISO-100 Shutter-60sec
Fremantle Power Station 2

f/5.6 ISO-100 Shutter-127sec
Lightning seascapes
FooGQ, wow.
I know all the Freo and Busso places so well. Have dived on the Busselton Jetty at night so many times and have scraped samples off every one of the pylons on that old Fremantle bridge. Nice to see in such beautiful shots.
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Thanks Geordie4x4, Busselton jetty is defiantly one of my favourite places for a night dive
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Gee, there are some nice shots there guys. I'm still trying to master the night but here is a couple around the campsite.

Moon
Focal length 270mm
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Focal length 39mm
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Thanks to all that are posting, and please continue. It's a big help getting the settings used 

I tried some moon shots while on Fraser but really struggled. Still coming out blurry. The moon is blurry but then there is a ghost image that looks ok?

Can I get some feedback on what I did wrong please.





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That ghosting is lense flare , usually get it when shooting directly at a light source, when I do moon shots I run a low ISO and bump up the shutter speed until it looks good a bit of trail and error haha also manually focusing helps out. I havnt really spent much time shooting the moon.

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There are quite a number of different types of shots one can take at night.

I love what is called astro-landscape, of which most of these are examples.

Unfortunately, they are a little bit of an "equipment race", with better kit giving better returns for less effort. It is possible to get good results with less expensive kit, but it takes a lot more effort and skill in the post-processing.

You absolutely need a reasonably good tripod. A remote release as already mentioned is useful, but except for star trails it is not absolutely necessary (and if your camera has a built-in interval timer, it is not even necessary for star trails).

The bigger the camera's sensor, the better it is for these. Full frame has a marked advantage over crop-frame, and medium format would be even better.

The lens is also important. You need something wide (all these attached photos are 15mm at full frame) and the faster it is, the better.

The recipe is actually pretty simple, but practise does help. Find a dark area, preferably somewhere around dark moon, point your camera at tje milky way (or south if you are doing star trails), exposure at somewhere between 20 and 30 seconds (the shorter the lens and the larger the sensor, the longer the exposure can be), lens wide open or nearly so, and run up the ISO until the exposure looks good.

The hard part is the light-painting, or illuminating the subject. I usually use a fairly powerful LED head torch, but I shine that into mu cupped hand, reflecting it onto the subject, and I tend to move around while doing so. You need very little light.
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That's pretty cool, PC.

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