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Author Topic: Photography Lesson DO  (Read 197434 times)

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #440 on: January 09, 2014, 08:37:20 AM »
I could bring you a tripod and remote.

Great. Thanks.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #441 on: January 09, 2014, 08:41:22 AM »
Time?

Impossible to say. You'll have to monitor the short term forecast to see if it's supposed to hit in the next hour or so.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #442 on: January 09, 2014, 08:42:47 AM »
No. That's the one I own

It should be fine. If you could get a hold of a faster and/or wider lens it'd be even better.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #443 on: January 09, 2014, 09:02:36 AM »

Excuse my ignorance but why would a fast lens be needed? Don't you need long exposures for aurora photography?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #444 on: January 09, 2014, 09:07:29 AM »
Excuse my ignorance but why would a fast lens be needed? Don't you need long exposures for aurora photography?

A lens with a large aperture is called a fast lens. Large aperture = more light = lower ISO needed = better pictures.

You also don't want to use too long a shutter speed, as you will lose any structure and end up with just a green smudge.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #445 on: January 09, 2014, 09:37:41 AM »
A lens with a large aperture is called a fast lens. Large aperture = more light = lower ISO needed = better pictures.

You also don't want to use too long a shutter speed, as you will lose any structure and end up with just a green smudge.
If your doing sky photography or night shots where you want a large dof wouldn't you want a slower aperture to get more did and pinpoint stars (i think you mentioned that in an earlier lesson in sf).
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #446 on: January 09, 2014, 09:40:37 AM »
If your doing sky photography or night shots where you want a large dof wouldn't you want a slower aperture to get more did and pinpoint stars (i think you mentioned that in an earlier lesson in sf).

Different types of night photography require completely different settings. Aurora, milky way, and star trails are all different.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #447 on: January 09, 2014, 09:45:37 AM »
Different types of night photography require completely different settings. Aurora, milky way, and star trails are all different.
So there's no concern with small dof for aurora shots?
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #448 on: January 09, 2014, 09:47:50 AM »
So there's no concern with small dof for aurora shots?

Enough light is more important.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #449 on: January 09, 2014, 10:43:20 AM »
Ok so I'm furesure in, is anybody leaving from Monsey? I guess we will figure whos driving and other logistics later ?
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #450 on: January 09, 2014, 12:04:15 PM »
weather.com is showing mostly cloudy overnight for Lake Pleasant :(

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #451 on: January 09, 2014, 12:15:53 PM »
weather.com is showing mostly cloudy overnight for Lake Pleasant :(


It's also down to a 5....

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #452 on: January 09, 2014, 12:19:28 PM »
It looks like I'm probably in.
Now for a photographing device...
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #453 on: January 09, 2014, 12:22:04 PM »
It looks like I'm in.
Now for a photographing device...
worst case use your cell phone camera  ;)
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #454 on: January 09, 2014, 12:23:40 PM »
worst case use your cell phone camera  ;)
Probably worse than no camera. :D
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #455 on: January 09, 2014, 01:02:52 PM »
weather.com is showing mostly cloudy overnight for Lake Pleasant :(



It's also down to a 5....
What does this mean for us?
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #456 on: January 09, 2014, 01:33:45 PM »
What does this mean for us?

NOAA is still predicting a 90% probability of a 'severe' solar storm hitting within the next 24 hours. This will push the kp back to 7 or above.

As far as cloud cover, we'll keep on checking the forecast and make a final decision later this afternoon, I think.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #457 on: January 09, 2014, 01:46:42 PM »
How do I find exact location for good viewing?
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #458 on: January 09, 2014, 02:03:43 PM »
How do I find exact location for good viewing?

Very dark (use the Dark Sky Map), very open (lake or field), very north.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #459 on: January 09, 2014, 02:44:13 PM »
Very dark (use the Dark Sky Map), very open (lake or field), very north.

Do you have a specific location at Lake Pleasant in mind?
Would love more info about the place itself, like if its snowy mountain roads,etc.