Mar 9, 2011

Night Class

Ya know, like Night Court.

So, for tonight's class, I took the crew out on the streets. It was rough--late night in this metropolis and you've got to watch yourself. That's why we only go out like this when there are ten of us together: it keeps  our gear safe. If it was me alone, I don't think I'd venture out. Just not worth the risk.

Anyway, we tried some stuff showing movement in two ways. First, we set our shutter speed pretty slow and followed along with cars to show the car relatively sharp, and the background zooming by.

Nikon D700, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @ 56mm, f/5.6, 1/8s, ISO 800.
After a few minutes of getting dirty looks we changed gears and held the camera super steady on tripods with an even longer exposure to let the cars streak by.

Nikon D700, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @ 78mm, f/22, 13.0s, ISO 200.
PRetty fun. Things are starting to warm up enough around here that you can do more than five minutes before your fingers freeze to the dials...

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