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Feb 17, 2015 17:47 |  #2011

Notquitesure wrote in post #17427109 (external link)
Does anybody have an recommendations for a light that would provide a dim, wide, and diffused beam. I have two headlamps, but even on their lowest power they are way too bright for high iso shots. This photo could have used a little light for the foreground.

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i haven't used one, but i'm considering getting one of the small, on cam, led light panels. most are dimmable and are white balanced for about 5200K. prices are all over the place, but lots under about $30.

great shots BTW, sad to see the pier take a hit.


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Feb 17, 2015 23:12 |  #2012

A bit of a re edit to a shot I took in Ohakune, New Zealand while on a skiing trip about 18 months ago.

I've started using Lightroom a lot more and like the way I can get my MW shots.

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Feb 19, 2015 16:44 |  #2013

gaabnz wrote in post #17436924 (external link)
A bit of a re edit to a shot I took in Ohakune, New Zealand while on a skiing trip about 18 months ago.

I've started using Lightroom a lot more and like the way I can get my MW shots.

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That one turned out a bit noisy? Have you applied any noise reduction? :)

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Feb 19, 2015 18:21 |  #2014

NCHANT wrote in post #17439667 (external link)
That one turned out a bit noisy? Have you applied any noise reduction? :)

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Just checked, and no, forgot to do noise reduction. Having a look at that now


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Feb 20, 2015 01:42 |  #2015

Gannet colony at Muriwai Beach near Auckland, New Zealand

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Canon 70D. Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 @ 11mm f/2.8. 16 sec exposures. ISO 6400

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Feb 20, 2015 02:22 |  #2016

Here goes mine. Not the best season of the year to catch a good picture of the MW. Nonetheless, I got a decent one at least. First one I´ve ever taken.
Canon 5D Mk II, 30s, ISO 3200. 17-40 f/4 @17mm


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Feb 20, 2015 04:42 |  #2017

^ nice result :)

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Feb 20, 2015 06:41 as a reply to  @ SteveInNZ's post |  #2018

Wow Steven. I love it.


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Feb 20, 2015 16:49 |  #2019

doug waters wrote in post #17436491 (external link)
i haven't used one, but i'm considering getting one of the small, on cam, led light panels. most are dimmable and are white balanced for about 5200K. prices are all over the place, but lots under about $30.

great shots BTW, sad to see the pier take a hit.

I'll have to look into those light panels. They could be a good option up on a painters pole or something to light up the foreground. The headlamp works for close-up shots, here's one where I lit-up my friend camera right.

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I made it back out the Rodanthe Pier, this time with no moon. I caught the milky way rising up over the horizon, which worked perfect as a backdrop to the pier. I didn't check the histogram well enough and ended up blowing out some of the pier pilings, so lesson learned there. Here's an initial edit from a session this morning, the colors are a little off so I may revisit it later in the week.

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Feb 21, 2015 00:49 |  #2020

I have to ask, I see some of you guys are taking some gorgeous star photos and it looks like there is no movement in the stars. If I take 30 second captures i can get some blur in the stars as it is. is it just knowing the direction the earth is turning that helps? these are 2 of my recent star photos with my 5D3 I picked up this month. I'm also going to try and start doing some light painting any tutorials or tips on clean light painting?

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I'm really loving your work allot NCHANT.

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Feb 21, 2015 04:00 as a reply to  @ Jimmyz0rz's post |  #2021

Try a 20 second exposure and bumping your ISO to 3200.


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Feb 21, 2015 04:06 as a reply to  @ danialsturge's post |  #2022

yea I was considering higher ISO. but like i've seen some 30-60 seconds exposures with little to no star movement. could that just depend on where they are on the planet / where the camera is pointed? kinda new into night photography, haha.


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Feb 21, 2015 04:36 as a reply to  @ Jimmyz0rz's post |  #2023

The shorter the focal length the longer you can leave the shutter open before you start to see star trails. I see you used 28mm, applying the 600 rule (Google it, basically allows you to determine the shutter speed for a given focal length) you should aim for around 20 seconds. Anything longer than 30 seconds is either tracked, i.e. the camera is mounted on a tracking device that rotates at the same speed as the earth so the stars don't move relative to the camera, or using a fisheye which has a wide field of view. I also see you used an ISO of 250, which is far too low - aim for at least 1600, your camera can handle it.


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Feb 21, 2015 05:13 |  #2024

I never go beyond 30 seconds at 14mm, or 20 seconds at 24mm (full frame) if you want sharper stars. I still get trailing at those exposures too!

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Feb 21, 2015 05:26 |  #2025

NCHANT wrote in post #17442046 (external link)
I never go beyond 30 seconds at 14mm, or 20 seconds at 24mm (full frame) if you want sharper stars. I still get trailing at those exposures too!

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F A N T A S T I C O .

When a very large file image is compressed to smaller size, small amount of trailing won't show but for wall you are right.


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