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Photographing at night

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Buff Hooligans, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    My DH put lights on the coop this past weekend. It looks great, and I took a photo to practice photographing it for the Coop Decorating feature on BYC. But doesn't it look like it's on fire?
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    I used the nighttime option on my camera, and leaned the camera on a fence post. But it still looks awful to me. Any suggestions?
     
  2. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG call 911 LOL
    maybe if you get alittle closer ? I am also trying to get good pics of the coop here for chickmas pictures.

    try try again LOL

    Julie
     
  3. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it does look like it is on fire. lol but the first thought i had was oohhh how cute is that.
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Holy cow, those babies are bright! Looks great to me!
     
  5. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its adorable! I love how it matches the house. ;-D
     
  6. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah it really does...but besides that great job on the coop....or tell your DH i said great job...
     
  7. Lilychick

    Lilychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, I have coop envy. It looks so pretty.

    How about trying a tripod, and then use the self-timer on the camera, so there's no camera movement?

    (I'm not an expert)
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2007
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    NASA called. It appears there is a glare on the Space Shuttle's
    window from an Unknown Firey Object.

    Very Festive. [​IMG]
     
  9. suburbanhomesteader

    suburbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure how much adjustability your camera has, but if it was nearly night-time, just take a peek at the sky in your photo-it's quite bright.

    I think the shot might be overexposed; try exposing for less time, or at a higher aperture setting. I think that will give you good bulb-separation.

    Depending on what kind of camera you have, and the length of your exposure, a fun thing to do is start out on wide angle and zoom in during your exposure; you'll get a really cool streak effect.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I second the tripod idea. Even if you think you are not moving, you are. Also make sure the camera is focused for that distance, click go, and stop breathing while the shutter is open.
     

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