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 Post subject: night shot
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:07 pm 
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what the best settings for shooting a dark alley at night. only light source are some well spaces out lamp posts.

all my attemps are full of noise or/and orange.

help please

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 Post subject: Re: night shot
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:23 pm 
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(I'm only replying because no one else has & I don't have a lot of experience with this, but....)

Just my thoughts. Tripod, keep ISO down (under 400?) shoot RAW so you can adjust white-balance afterwards.

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 Post subject: Re: night shot
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:39 pm 
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jgcparker46 wrote:
only light source are some well spaces out lamp posts.

all my attemps are full of noise or/and orange.

Well, first off, (sodium vapor) street lights are orange. So, yeah. Having said that, while you can compensate somewhat with white balance, keep in mind that this will throw every other color out of balance (because, again, your light source is orange).

Moving on to noise, as Carlos suggested, lower your ISO. Of course, to maintain proper exposure, when you lower ISO, you will have to open your aperture (which may not be possible depending on your lens) and/or slow your shutter speed (which may result in motion blur depending on your subject and/or camera shake unless you use a tripod, as Carlos also suggested).

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 Post subject: Re: night shot
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:47 am 
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JG, Recently I tried as a test some indoor night shots and they turned out lousy with the wrong WB. I came across an article on opening jpeg files in adobe raw, I used this and got a reasonably finish to the shots although they was shot in jpeg. Not sure if light room does this, but worth a try.

This is the link:

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=33303&hilit=adobe

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