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Old 15th of August 2008 (Fri)   #1
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Question Paranormal photography..

Ok so strange things have been happening in my house lately, toys going off by themselves late at night, my kids seeing shadows etc etc. So i wanted to set up my camera on my tripod and try to capture "something".

I have a canon 30D, 18-55mm kit lens, tamron 2.8mm macro and a 75-300mm canon (out of the question)

So i was gonna set up my 30D on my tripod with the kit lens and buy a remote so when i hear toys going off late at nite try to capture something. Do you guys recomend using the on camera flash or buying an external flash? no flash? with digital photography so many things can appear like something that they're not.

Do any of you have any images you've captured like this? any tips? I would appreciate any comment and tips you guys might have. Thanx.
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My opinion - your mileage may vary.

It is more likely activity is caused by more worldly agents. I would recommend a game camera. The kind that either senses motion by video motion or via sound based motion sensor. Many game cameras will use infrared "flash" for low light situations.

For a sampling of game cameras, see Cabellas or other fine outdoor equipment retailer.

Another alternative is to use a PC USB video camera coupled with motion detection software. Leave PC running with camera hooked up. Look in the morning to see what's up. Probably the least expensive option.
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When I was new to photography I took some freaky images man, of people with their heads cut off !
Then I learned the rule of thirds and never seen those sort of shots in my camera again.

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My opinion - your mileage may vary.

It is more likely activity is caused by more worldly agents. I would recommend a game camera. The kind that either senses motion by video motion or via sound based motion sensor. Many game cameras will use infrared "flash" for low light situations.

For a sampling of game cameras, see Cabellas or other fine outdoor equipment retailer.

Another alternative is to use a PC USB video camera coupled with motion detection software. Leave PC running with camera hooked up. Look in the morning to see what's up. Probably the least expensive option.
The toys going off happens late at night when im the only one awake like 2 nights ago when i was reading the bible a toy went off in the living room which is next to my room, all my kids were sleeping so no one else could have done it. It went off about 5 times in about an hour then once in the morning when i was getting ready for work.

Since all this happens when im awake i wanted to try to capture any images with the remote.

I wonder if theres any way a motion sensor can be used with the camera, i saw something like that that was used for liquid photography so the picture could be taken when the drop hit the water.

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When I was new to photography I took some freaky images man, of people with their heads cut off !
Then I learned the rule of thirds and never seen those sort of shots in my camera again.

I was reading the post all interested on the images then i read the rest lol, thats funny.
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The toy that "goes off"... is it battery powered? My daughters used to have a battery powered inch worm that would play music and say phrases. The batteries drained and the thing started going off by itself and it sounded demon possessed.

If you DO happen to catch something, post it! It would be awesome to see.
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The toy that "goes off"... is it battery powered? My daughters used to have a battery powered inch worm that would play music and say phrases. The batteries drained and the thing started going off by itself and it sounded demon possessed.

If you DO happen to catch something, post it! It would be awesome to see.
Yeah is battery powered but is not the only one that has gone off. Is a mix of a lot of stuff that happens, things falling, toys going off, shadows etc etc.

I think i am gonna buy me a remote and just try to capture something like that, im just gonna wait to see if anyone could give me more tips about the flash because sometimes a reflection of something could make shadows appear like something thats not really there.
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Worry less about photography and worry more about seeking professional help.

**** happens.
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Worry less about photography and worry more about seeking professional help.

**** happens.
ooooo, That can be taken a couple different ways....
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ooooo, That can be taken a couple different ways....
lol i know, he didnt specify what kinda help
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Here's a radio show that deals with this, that I've been listening to for many years... You may get some answers as well... http://www.coasttocoastam.com/

Paranormal? Believe it, it does happen...
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why not just use a video camera? it can run all night!
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Paranormal? Believe it, it does happen...

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Hmmmm
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The toy that "goes off"... is it battery powered? My daughters used to have a battery powered inch worm that would play music and say phrases. The batteries drained and the thing started going off by itself and it sounded demon possessed.

If you DO happen to catch something, post it! It would be awesome to see.
My wife has a Stitch doll, from the disney movie, it would wake up in the middle of the night and say random lines it was programmed with. Turns it out was a dying battery, but like above....
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