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© Ann Reece
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UploadedJuly 6, 2009
TakenJuly 6, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70s
Exposure1/30 sec at f/5.6
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length135 mm
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Q: How do you take a long exposure picture with people?

A: Do you know?

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It may just be my eyes, but I think that I am slightly out of focus. I am using a remote switch and I seem to have problems getting me in focus. If anyone has any suggestions on what I can do, I would love to hear about it : ) I have a Nikon d70S.

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  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Great question..... I can't help, but will be anxious to hear the right answer :)

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    I don't know how to solve your problem, but our photography teacher told us that digital cameras automatically focus on linear patterns....like your fence.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    Agree with Judy, in this case you have to do manual focus, especially when you are not inthe center of the frame.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    I find that it helps if I prefocus the camera before I use my switch but manual focus still works best. Focus aside, you look very pretty in red.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    Looks like you got the answer! Wonderful SP!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (6 Jul 2009):

    I see what you mean...Your fence is sharply in focus. Sometimes at night depending on how dark it is, you may have to manually open up to more light, if you want to use selective focus with just getting yourself sharp and as Regenia says prefocus the camera to where you would be standing from the distance of your tripod ... but if you want everything sharply focused from you to the fence or whatever else you have behind you then you may need to manually use a smaller aperture with a longer exposure time which you can do when your camera is on a tripod...it would not work hand held late at night as everything would be out of focus unless you could hold it steady enough to not get camera shake. I really need to experiment more with my Nikon camera when it comes back from repair. I sure miss it! Night lighting is very tricky and sometimes you have to bracket your shots to get the right exposure until you find what is right for you.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    OH GOD I have so much to learn..

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    Yeah, the fence looks great...very focused. You look great too, just not so focused. It's all a learning curve, isn't it?

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