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Tips on Shooting Dark Rides

Discussion in 'Photography and Video' started by fractal, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. fractal

    fractal Premium Member

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    doing some videos on youtube with a focus on photo tips at Disney. Feedback would be welcome!

     
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    I would add that you need to turn your focus assist light off, it can be as annoying as a flash.

    You might also suggest that people shoot in raw as it allows your post processing to bring in some detail that you will miss if your just using a jpeg.

    Might also suggest people do test shots at home to see how high they can really go with their ISO. I know that while my camera will shoot 25,600 it is completely unusable, and while a high ISO of 6400 might look fine in a well lit area it may look like poop when its used in low light... so people should do tests to see the limitations of their camera before they go.
     
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  3. fractal

    fractal Original Poster Premium Member

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    Good advise, thanks!

    I considered discussing raw vs jpeg but that opens up a big can of worms - my son is editing these (with a heavy hand I might add) and wants to keep them at around 5 minutes. I on the other hand want to talk more camera geek stuff so this has been a big point of contention between us.

    My test shooting in the video was much darker than any dark ride. I shot auto ISO at f/1.8 with a full frame sensor and ended up at 12,800. I know I won't be that high in WDW. But always a good idea to take test shots first.

    Also wanted to discuss metering and AF setting - perhaps when I get to WDW.
     

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