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26th October 2009, 01:39 PM
I have the oppertunity of going to the Enchanted Forest Lighting event in Perthshire tonight.I will be taking e-620 fl36 14-54 2.8 what would you suggest is best way to shoot in dark forest with back lit events through trees using floods and lasers.All help appreciated


26th October 2009, 02:00 PM
there is some good overall 'night shooting' advice in this article -


but your particular circumstances are closer to a fireworks setting than night time shooting from what I can understand of the circumstances.

do not rule out the really clever trick you have up your sleeve for exposure - live view! making sure that LV boost is off just put the camera on a tripod and in M mode, probably wide open and ISO 400 to start and adjust the shutter speed until what you see is what you want.

26th October 2009, 02:38 PM
Cheers for that I dont usually use live view looks like tonight will be a first.

26th October 2009, 03:28 PM
I'm only suggesting using it to resolve the exposure, then you need to resolve shutter speeds for the moving lights.....then shoot!


31st October 2009, 10:23 AM
If this is the first time using long exposure, please do a Pixel Mapping after a few long exposures.