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August 27, 2010 @ 10:21 PM
decisive

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Location: The Bay Area, CA

www.flickr.com/photos/13thwitness/4270576071/

How does 13thwitness get dope pictures like this at night. I understand he probably shoots at an extreme low shutter speed, but every time i try to shoot with low shutter speeds it just comes out blurry, due to movement. Do you absolutely need a tripod? or is there a method/tricks photographers use to cancel out the blurriness.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
August 27, 2010 @ 10:23 PM
Yom

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yes

u absolutely need a tripod

they are really cheap, i got one for under $30 and its really light and folds down small so its not annoying to carry around

also, u might want to set the timer so u dont get any initial movement blur from when u press the shutter button

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August 27, 2010 @ 11:04 PM
AW

Post: 981

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yes you absolutely need a tripod for long exposure shots. You cant hold a camera still for even a second (well like 90% people cant)...

for 13th witness (amazing artist!), i think a lot of his shots are hdr...or they seem HDR to me...it's just a different way of creating some really great night/long exposure shots.

Anyways, you should get a tripod and if you dont have a camera remote for your camera, use the self timer option...(I use 2 seconds.) which results in no camera shake from pressing the shutter button yourself.

There are tripods ranging from like $20 - $500+. The cheaper tripods tend to be really light and somewhat flimsy, so wind might be a factor if you're shooting at a windy location. (I've had winds strong enough to almost knock my tripod over...a few close calls...) I have a cheap tripod and wished I had a better one, but funds are a factor right now haha.

If you have more questions, feel free to PM me (not that I'm a pro or anything...just dont mind helping ppl out lol)

Just throwing some examples of my long exposure shots. SHAMELESS PLUG! :-P




August 28, 2010 @ 12:56 AM
calintz

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loving those, 4ngow cool
August 28, 2010 @ 06:06 AM
Koven

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all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

August 28, 2010 @ 06:14 AM
365Hustle

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Imma go out in London and do a couple. And yeah those are sikkkkkkkk 4gonow...Some guy showed up 13th witness in that pic tho...
August 28, 2010 @ 07:02 AM
Koven

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My boy took these. I think they are cool







www.flickr.com/photos/varnus/

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

August 28, 2010 @ 07:54 AM
teov

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Location: Greater Milan metro...

all taken at night time , tripod + long exp . peep the EXIF smile












Blog : lifetimesofmrm.blogspot.com Check my tumblr lifetimesofmrm.tumblr.com HELGEN X. I love the fact that you don't dress like a fake poser skateboarding faggot from HB!

August 28, 2010 @ 11:36 AM
Carlton C-Note Banks

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Those are nice, especially the 2nd one but all of them are good
August 28, 2010 @ 12:01 PM
Tronic

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Location: SoCal

Like everyone said, Tripod son!

Throw the ISO to 100, set F/Stop accordingly and throw a 5-30 sec. exposure and you're good.
August 28, 2010 @ 02:23 PM
Rizzice

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Whoaoaa..is that a tilt shift lens?
August 28, 2010 @ 03:01 PM
Spankbank

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Location: Crooklyn

^
na, he took that himself
heres my take on night shots w/o a tripod


btw koven info on how your friend shot this? I find it pretty dope
August 28, 2010 @ 03:17 PM
Rolledankle

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spank, what are you using to shoot pics?

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August 28, 2010 @ 04:48 PM
Koven

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^
btw koven info on how your friend shot this? I find it pretty dope


He shot at F16 and used a filter to block out the light. Its a 5 second exposure.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

August 30, 2010 @ 12:23 AM
whudafxupboi

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Location: Atlanta

Tripod FTW!!!!
August 30, 2010 @ 12:32 AM
AW

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you could also do it without a tripod if you really had to...but its not recommended

you'd have to crank up your iso (eg. iso 800/1600), use a high f-stop (like f/1.8 or f/2.8 ) (which will probably result in only a part of your photo being in focus) and crank down the speed of your shutter (eg. like 1/60 or which ever slow speed you can hold your camera still at)

edit: to those who commented on my shots, thanks! To everyone else's shots. Good Stuff, glad to see more people shooting out at night! :]
August 30, 2010 @ 10:02 AM
teov

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Location: Greater Milan metro...

link to that NYC skyline pic Spankbank ?? I wanna use it as my desktop

Blog : lifetimesofmrm.blogspot.com Check my tumblr lifetimesofmrm.tumblr.com HELGEN X. I love the fact that you don't dress like a fake poser skateboarding faggot from HB!

August 30, 2010 @ 10:34 AM
Faustz

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Was there any post processing involved?Looks amazing
August 30, 2010 @ 08:46 PM
decisive

Post: 1526

Join Date: Aug 2007

Location: The Bay Area, CA

a lot of sick pictures guys. i really appreciate the help and all the suggestions. got a tripod in the mail on its way!

this was the best that i can do without a tripod.

August 30, 2010 @ 09:32 PM
Kingkoor

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Location: Kingsbridge BX NYC

Tripod + med/high iso + f-stop + a few practice runs at exposure time.
August 30, 2010 @ 09:44 PM
Koven

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If you're using a tripod then you want low iso and low apeture.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com


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