View Full Version : Novice needs advice on night-time shots

01-22-2009, 07:13 AM
Hi guys can any of you experts out there tell me when I take a night-time shot I always seem to get a stream of lights? ie as if the lighting in the picture is moving. I've tried to take shots of the moon, but it always seems to come out double like a ghost effect.

01-22-2009, 07:25 AM
This is what I mean.

Ray Schnoor
01-22-2009, 08:05 AM
With a 1 second exposure time for this photo, this photo should have been taken on a tripod. Otherwise, you hands would not have been able to hold the camera still for that long of an exposure. Additionally, how much do you think that the ferris wheel moves during the 1 second exposure if it is not at a complete stop.

Your ISO is set to 100 for this shot. By increasing the ISO, it would shorten the exposure time considerably.

Lastly, this thread should be moved to the tips and techniques forum.


01-22-2009, 08:43 AM
Thanks for that Ray. Sorry it's in the wrong place.

01-22-2009, 03:00 PM
Yeah that's a tripod job.

01-22-2009, 07:26 PM
Even if not a tripod, setting your camera on a sturdy flat surface works too. That's what I usually do. A park bench, fence post, anything solid.