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  • ajaaron
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    These are my very first night shots....all in the last few days, taken at Luton....both the pics include the EXIF data - I think the exposure were 15 seconds or so

    1. ALWAYS use ISO 100 (or lower if your camera supposrts it) to avoid noise.
    2. Obviously using a tripod - try not to zoom in too much, e.g. if using you 400mm lens because even the slightest movement at that length will show up, even on a tripod.
    3. Go for f7.1 and above for sharp and crisp shots and adjust your exposure time to make shot brighter or darker.
    4. I simply set my Canon for a 2 second delay after I push the fire button, which gives me time to move my hand away and any vibration dissipate before it opens the shutter.

    Personally I like to tone down my white balance in post processing, as I prefer not to have the yellow tinged floodlights - I find the cooler colours give a better colour - see the very last picture below, you'll see what I mean.

    Here are my night pics...

    https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9437190

    https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9431079

    These pics I hope to upload shortly...

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by jakew04 View Post
    thanks for the information but i don't think my camera has bluetooth, maybe one which is just plugged into the camera itself?
    No need for bluetooth, a timer delay for the shutter actuation should be built into all modern digital cameras.

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  • jakew04
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    thanks for the information but i don't think my camera has bluetooth, maybe one which is just plugged into the camera itself?

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  • brianw999
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    These were my first (and only attempt) at night shooting. Equipment comprised of a good, solid tripod with a bluetooth shutter actuator to avoid any manually induced vibration. Settings were aperture priority, 100 ISO manually set, f8.

    https://www.jetphotos.com/showphotos...d&sort-order=0

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  • dlowwa
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    A veeeery steady hand and lots of luck

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  • jakew04
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    what would you need if they where taxing?

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by jakew04 View Post
    are any settings better than others? thanks in advance
    Not really. With a stationary subject and a tripod, motion blur at low shutter speeds shouldn't be an issue. Only thing I can think of is avoiding auto-ISO, but that's about it.

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  • jakew04
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    are any settings better than others? thanks in advance

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by jakew04 View Post
    completely dark. thanks in advance
    Assuming a stationary subject, then all you'd really need is a tripod.

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  • jakew04
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    completely dark. thanks in advance

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by jakew04 View Post
    hi guys for this winter i'm trying to learn night aviation photography and was wondering what equipment works best and what are the best settings? i'm trying to get the equipment and the right settings by October which is when it starts getting dark pretty early. so if anyone can help i would appreciate it, thanks in advance
    Can you be a little more specific about 'night photography'? Do you mean low light (dusk/dawn), completely dark, etc.? Each specific situation will demand its own specific settings & set up.

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  • jakew04
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    hi guys for this winter i'm trying to learn night aviation photography and was wondering what equipment works best and what are the best settings? i'm trying to get the equipment and the right settings by October which is when it starts getting dark pretty early. so if anyone can help i would appreciate it, thanks in advance

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  • jakew04
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    100 photos, damn, i didn't realise it was that much but ok. and yes i will no longer be asking for prescreening of 1600 mpix i new you had to request to be able to upload at 1920 but i thought you could immediately post at 1600 if you wanted too. thanks for the feedback

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  • brianw999
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    Up to 1280 pixels is the size that a new uploader starts at. To upload at images up to 1600 pixels you need to get around 100 images accepted at 1280 with an absolute minimum 50% acceptance ratio, preferably more like 75% and you have to make a formal request via email for a 1600 permission. Requesting prescreening at 1600 pixels when you only have a 1280 permission is a waste of time as the screeners will not know that you do not have a 1600 permission.

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  • jakew04
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    uploadable file size

    hello guys, i'm trying to upload a couple images at 1600 mpix they have already been approved on the prescreening forum and was wondering what it takes to be able to upload at 1600 mpix. i'm right now only able to upload at 1280. if it is a certain acceptance ratio or the amount of accepted photos in the datebase then i have 13 photos accepted and a 61.90% acceptance ratio. is that good enough? any advice would be appreciated, thanks

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