Friday, December 14, 2007
How to Take a PIcture of a Christmas Tree at Night
So, you want to take a picture of your Christmas tree at night... Here's how without a tripod: 1. Set your camera to a high ISO speed, say, over 1600. 2. Turn off your camera's flash. 3. Set your camera to Av mode, then set the f-stop at f/8. (Or set it to auto mode or "P" mode depending on what setting your camera has). 3. Turn off all the light except those on your tree. 4. Snap your Christmas photograph. Here's how with a tripod (for the pros). 1. Set your camera to a low ISO, say 100. 2. Set your camera to Tv mode and your shutter speed to 1 second. 3. Turn off all the lights except those on your tree. 4. Snap a picture. Try these steps at the following shutter speeds: 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds and 30 seconds and pick the image that comes out best.