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    Default Night exposure advice

    I found this the other day, it is a nice guide for me as a novice.

    I would like to ask if people generally agree that this is a fair guide.

    I am going to be doing music gigs, so I am mostly interested in those settings.

    This was more than likely written for stiffy's, whereas I will be aiming to do video, would there be any changes that need making to account for that?

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    From an equal position, but with years of dabbling, I'd say the shutter speeds would not be suitable, and as a consequence it's likely the other setting will need to compensate. I work within a narrow shutter speed range and the lowest ISO possible. I then adjust the aperture as required. For stills, I let the action dictate the shutter speed and compensate. Doesn't mean my pictures and video are any good though

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    A lot of these are settings for long exposure night time photos so aren't really applicable for video. Have a look at the advice given in this thread for shooting dark music gigs to get a deep depth of field. If you want a shallow depth of field just zoom in onto your subject and open the iris and be very very careful with the focusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    A lot of these are settings for long exposure night time photos so aren't really applicable for video. Have a look at the advice given in this threadfor shooting dark music gigs to get a deep depth of field. If you want a shallow depth of field just zoom in onto your subject and open the iris and be very very careful with the focusing.
    great advice! thanks for posting... that is one of the troubles I had, because I was specialised on filming small and detailed things like vintage watches, the requirements are different from filming a concert...but Midnight Blue explanins it just perfectly, I might have to try this out
    Last edited by AllGood; 02-19-2013 at 02:13 PM.

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