As I didn't see anything in the Shooting Issues Forum I figured I pose it to all of you. What is the key to shooting night shots? I have seen so many shots where there is a tremendous amount of detail even though it is very dark. This is an example: http://www.steves-digicams.com/dpotd/oct2002/10062002.jpg
Any advice on shutter speed, f-stop, etc. would be appreciated. I'm dying to make my D100 work for me at night.
Give me my D2Hs and 50mm 1.4, then step out of my way.
#1. "RE: Shooting Night Photography" | In response to Reply # 0AlanC Basic MemberMon 07-Oct-02 02:31 PM
I think the key to good night shots is not so much a matter of shutter speed and aperture - which will, of course, depend on your scene - as of using ISO 200 and the noise reduction function (Custom Setting 4 - Long Exposure Noise Reduction) to keep your shot as 'clean' as possible.
Note that when you use the noise reduction function the camera can take a very long time to process each shot.