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I’m just going to show you to the camera set up for this particular image and I shot with the Canon I Ds Mk 2. The lens was 28-70mm kind an L-series and the focal length for this particular image was 28mm.
I did do some of the frames on a slightly flung of focal length which I would have preferred if I must but surely I didn’t allow enough sky in this particular set up when I’m setting the camera up to show a lot of the stars we should present so I decided to readjust the camera and open it up to 28mm so always bear I mind to allow enough sky to show you stars if there are going to be present when you’re shooting.
Exposure was 1 Minute 46 Seconds @ F5. I shot Camera Raw, 200 iso, Manually Focused, okay, it does no room for what to focus with this type of set up. I’ve often asked about the focusing and there are two ways of doing. The fire place get there early, find your camera angle, focus and then look like camera down and don’t touch it.
The other option, if you have to move the camera once it’s dark, the other option is to, if you got a bright torch is to shine the torch on the objects and I tried and use that to help you focus. It isn’t easy, I’ll tell you now how to do that but is a one way round doing it.
I use a tripod to adjust that’s the reason, Cable Release, well that I always Cable Releases, I’ll sometimes use the time on the camera instead of a Cable Release but with this saved images, you’ve got to use a Cable Release and the reason is we wont the check the cameras anyway, I can’t shoot over 30 seconds without using the Bulb Exposure Mode on the camera and to use a Bulb Exposure Mode, you need to hold the shutter release button down so the Cable Release will actually do that.
Talking of exposures, this form was the same with 1 minute 46seconds @ F5. Now it does no hard on fast rules on exposure with some of images. The good news is we’re not shooting film these days, well hopefully we’re not and I’m knocked off on against film but I was only talking about digital here and therefore, when we shoot digital, we’ve got instant feedback so you just shot on there I’m afraid, you’ll be shooting fairly wide open like I did and it’s just a matter of doing a few test exposures but I always say, looking around too many, you’re not going to far off depending on the location so there’s a few tips. We’ll move on there.