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Old 8th May 2012, 10:30   #3271
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Hey guys, I have a pretty basic question.

How do I take a photo of car headlights in pitch black darkness? I tried a few times, and the photos always end up blurred.

I use a regular point and shoot camera (Sony Cybershot W350) and all the settings have been left in 'auto'.
With the lights on or off? If the shutter speeds are getting too low for the kind the exposure you want, you will have to use the tripod to get a clean shot without blur.
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With the lights on or off? If the shutter speeds are getting too low for the kind the exposure you want, you will have to use the tripod to get a clean shot without blur.

With the lights on.

This is what I ended up with, after leaving all the settings in Auto mode.

(Bad pictures are not allowed here I know, but I couldn't think of a better way to explain)
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With the lights on.

This is what I ended up with, after leaving all the settings in Auto mode.

(Bad pictures are not allowed here I know, but I couldn't think of a better way to explain)
To counter the blur either you will have to use higher shutter speed(for which there is no override in most P&S) or use a tripod. Just check the ISO is set to Auto or max available value like 1600 or 800 to be able to get a crisp shot in such low light.

If you want a shot showing just the lights(like the one below), reduce the Exposure(EV) in settings.

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To counter the blur either you will have to use higher shutter speed(for which there is no override in most P&S) or use a tripod. Just check the ISO is set to Auto or max available value like 1600 or 800 to be able to get a crisp shot in such low light.

If you want a shot showing just the lights(like the one below), reduce the Exposure(EV) in settings.
Thanks a lot for the quick response!

The EV settings go up to +/- 2.0 .
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Thanks a lot for the quick response!

The EV settings go up to +/- 2.0 .
For the above shot i used a exposure value of -2.0. Even for the shot below i used a negative EV.


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When the road is all fogged up, it is easier to just set it to auto and shoot!


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^^ But i do not see anything in the pictures.
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For the shots where you have the headlights ON, you can try exposure blending of couple of pictures taken at different exposures. If your camera has HDR option, using that would give decent results.
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My "Dark Knight" posing on the BIAL Road:

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Here's my first post on this thread. I have seen a lot of pics of Rudra sir and other members too. I hope i will get onto that level someday !

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Few pics of my ride
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From a recent drive.
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Here is my attempt
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Here's my first post on this thread. I have seen a lot of pics of Rudra sir and other members too. I hope i will get onto that level someday !
The first picture is beautiful. Was there another bike doing loops around yours?


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Wow! Love the effect. How did you do that?

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Posting pics after almost 1 year.
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