Night Photography Camera Settings for Beginners
- Step 1: Put Your Camera in Manual Mode. It's actually easier to shoot in manual mode than any other mode when shooting night photography.
- Step 2: Find a Tripod or Something for Support.
- Step 3: Set Your Aperture as Low as It Goes.
- Step 4: Set Your Shutter Speed to 10″ (10 seconds)
- Step 5: Set Your ISO to 1600.
In this way, what is the 500 rule in photography?
Here's the 500 Rule: 500 Divided By the Focal Length of Your Lens = The Longest Exposure (in Seconds) Before Stars Start to “Trail” For example; let's say you're taking a shot with a 24mm lens on a full frame camera. 500 / 24 = 21 seconds, which you can round to 20 seconds.
What is a wide open f stop?
The aperture setting is measured in f-stop values, with apertures such as f/1.4 and f/2.8 often referred to as 'wide' apertures, as they have the widest opening and let in the most light, while apertures with higher f-stop numbers (f/11, f/16 and so on) are (perhaps rather confusingly) referred as small, or narrow,
How do you set focus to infinity?
If your DSLR lens doesn't have these, then it can't manually be set to infinity. If your lens does have two rotatable focus rings, firstly change the AF/MF switch to MF (manual focus). Next, turn the smaller focal ring all the way to the right and then all the way to the left, until you see the infinity symbol.