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Aug 11, 2013 09:17 |  #1

Hi iam new to photography, i have a Canon 600d with a EF-S 18-55mm lens, and want to try daytime long exposure, i have tried a few times and failed misarable could anyone give me any tips.

I am trying to photograph the clouds from my garden. I am using live view and have ND filters 2,4,and 8 which i have used individually and stacked together.

Many thanks in advance.




  
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Aug 11, 2013 09:25 |  #2

iamangiea wrote in post #16198359 (external link)
Hi iam new to photography, i have a Canon 600d with a EF-S 18-55mm lens, and want to try daytime long exposure, i have tried a few times and failed misarable could anyone give me any tips.

I am trying to photograph the clouds from my garden. I am using live view and have ND filters 2,4,and 8 which i have used individually and stacked together.

Many thanks in advance.

Why are you trying to use long exposure? It would seem that by doing this all the clouds would be blurred.


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Aug 11, 2013 09:29 |  #3

What are you trying to accomplish and how have you failed?


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Aug 11, 2013 09:31 |  #4

Are you having a problem with blown highlights? under expose a stop or two.


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Aug 11, 2013 09:40 |  #5

I am trying to catch a blurry effect with the clouds. All iam getting is a completely white screen. I am very new to photography and learning slowly. I am trying to find out how to post a pic of the sort of thing i want but cant find out how to do it. any help thanks




  
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Aug 11, 2013 10:04 |  #6

Sounds overexposed, which shouldn't happen on autoexposure. I'd suggest setting it to aperture priority and using a single 9 or 10 stop ND (stacking is always bad) plus a polarizer, then stop down to the smallest aperture (if you're not concerned with diffraction).


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Aug 11, 2013 10:15 |  #7

What mode and settings are you using ?

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Aug 11, 2013 10:20 |  #8

Tony-S wrote in post #16198431 (external link)
Sounds overexposed, which shouldn't happen on autoexposure. I'd suggest setting it to aperture priority and using a single 9 or 10 stop ND (stacking is always bad) plus a polarizer, then stop down to the smallest aperture (if you're not concerned with diffraction).

Rally? This is supposed to help him?




  
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Aug 11, 2013 10:39 |  #9

Whut?


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Aug 11, 2013 11:46 as a reply to  @ Tony-S's post |  #10

Hi i was trying a variety of settings, going by different ideas from the internet. The first one i watched was on you tube and they used iso 100, f11 for 2 mins. as that was rubbish i just kept trying different settings, still awful. Was out there 2 hours today given up for now i will have ago again in a few days i am determined to chieve it. Thanks .




  
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Aug 11, 2013 12:11 |  #11

What camera and lens are you using?


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Aug 11, 2013 12:40 |  #12

iamangiea wrote in post #16198638 (external link)
Hi i was trying a variety of settings, going by different ideas from the internet. The first one i watched was on you tube and they used iso 100, f11 for 2 mins. as that was rubbish i just kept trying different settings, still awful. Was out there 2 hours today given up for now i will have ago again in a few days i am determined to chieve it. Thanks .

Those settings would blow out the sky even with your ND filters. A "normal" exposure for sky using ISO 100 would be somewhere around 1/100 @ f16. For your 2 stop ND try ISO 100, 1/25 @ f16. For the 4 stop change shutter to 1/6, for the 8 stop change shutter to about 2.5 seconds. Bump the SS either up or down in small increments to fine tune for the effect you desire.


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Aug 11, 2013 14:41 |  #13

iamangiea wrote in post #16198638 (external link)
Hi i was trying a variety of settings, going by different ideas from the internet. The first one i watched was on you tube and they used iso 100, f11 for 2 mins. as that was rubbish i just kept trying different settings, still awful. Was out there 2 hours today given up for now i will have ago again in a few days i am determined to chieve it. Thanks .

I'd look again at that YouTube thing. I can't imagine a two-minute daytime exposure producing anything other than a white screen. I suspect that you mistook the settings!


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Aug 11, 2013 14:48 |  #14

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I'd look again at that YouTube thing. I can't imagine a two-minute daytime exposure producing anything other than a white screen. I suspect that you mistook the settings!

Tony, with about 1o-12 stops you can get a 4 minute or so exposure depending on time of day/cloud cover, etc.

I think what the OP needs right now is a solid understanding of the exposure triangle. Throwing settings into the camera without knowing what they do, why the other person used them, or under what conditions, is a surefire way to fail. The camera has a meter built in for a reason.

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Aug 11, 2013 16:16 |  #15

Scatterbrained wrote in post #16199015 (external link)
Tony, with about 1o-12 stops you can get a 4 minute or so exposure depending on time of day/cloud cover, etc.

I think what the OP needs right now is a solid understanding of the exposure triangle. Throwing settings into the camera without knowing what they do, why the other person used them, or under what conditions, is a surefire way to fail. The camera has a meter built in for a reason.

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Yeah, if you had some massive ND filtering, sure...:)!


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