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The last few nights I have been going downtown at night(after 10) and attempting to take pics.I have tried numerous settings but still don't like what I have come up with.I find the pics too blurry or lose colour or just too dark.I have kept the iso speed low(80-200)and shutter speed slow.I was just wondering if anyone has any other tips to help out.Here are a few examples so far.

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The first two are from Monday night.I find them to be really grainy looking.The last three are from last night.I think they are better but still not as sharp as I would like.Any tips,comments are welcome.

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I actually have not gotten around to getting my tripod yet as my kids told me I should wait for xmas,lol.I just rest the camera on flat surfaces that I find.Glad you like them and thanks

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Definitely need to use a tripod, the longer shutter speeds need no movement at all. Try using even longer shutter and make sure your aperture is open for the most light.

Here's a photo I got the other night, it appears to be bright, but it was actually pretty dark.

 

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Camera: Sony DSC-H2

Exposure: 2 sec (2)

Aperture: f/2.8

Focal Length: 6 mm

ISO Speed: 80

Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV

Flash: Flash did not fire

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higher iso and longer shutter.... i assume it's a p&s camera? try atleast an 800 iso and adjust the shutter time from there.... and steady steady steady, looking at probably a minimum of a 10second shutter... or use the flash lol

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Although I haven't done it in quite some time now, I really enjoy night time photography. You seem to be on the right track FO3. I pretty much use the same settings. Lowest ISO, largest aperture and then set the shutter speed accordingly. The only reason to use a higher ISO is when you're taking low light photos of moving objects, and that doesn't seem to be the case here. You're photos seem well exposed, but grainy. I don't know why that is, considering the settings that you used.

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