High Falls, Pigeon River

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For night-time photography, a fast prime is worlds better than a consumer-grade zoom - you can see better through the viewfinder, and the camera has much better chances of achieving focus; and of course you can use shorter shutter time or lower ISO. So I'd pick the 35mm f/1.8. Whenever I go out shooting at night without tripod, I usually only take a 28mm ...


Except in low light at end/beginning of day it's not too demanding. Lens sounds good. Most whales are bigger than most birds (you'd hope) so 250mm is big enough as long as regulations and whale availability allow close approach. Whales move slower than birds so for most purposes the setup is not too critical and you can use smaller aperture to get good ...


I'd suggest to take the YongNuo, you might still be able to bounce from boat walls or sails. Since I doubt you'll have much time to set up and meter your shots, go with the TTL mode. Hopefully the fast maximum aperture of your prime can compensate for the weak AF assist light. There might be some lights on the boat providing a little ambient light, so take ...


Funny enough, I did just that last February with a K5... Use TAv mode and set a high shutter speed with a good aperture (at least f/8) for depth of field, let the camera pick ISO. Then put the camera in high speed mode and go for the rapid sequential shots. Don't chimp, you might miss a shot, like I did with a whale breach that was maybe 30 feet behind our ...


Both of the previous photographers are only thinking two dimensional; shutter speed and aperture. With a D7000, set the aperture for the depth of field required & the shutter speed required to freeze actions or let the VR compensate for motion and the camera will select the appropriate ISO for the availalbe light. For true night shooting, carry a very ...


Assuming you're not really valuing size & weight, go with the bigger, more powerful, and more flexible flash (your YN-465). Flexibility and flash power are two very useful things to have.


You might be able to get interesting results by using a wide lens and a tripod and facing the camera over the front or rear of the boat (including some of the boat in the frame) and using a long-ish exposure. Try anything from 5 seconds, to a minute. This should render the boat sharp in the frame while giving interesting light trails of the city as it ...


use the 35mm on aperture priority at f1.8 set auto-iso to kick in at 1/50s shutter speed set the max iso to 3200 Try these settings to start, and if you get more light than you expect lower the max iso increase the minimum shutter speed open the aperture also remember when using the 16-85 at 16mm, you may be able to get away with half the shutter ...


Depending on the lighting of the riverbanks, you may or may not be able to achieve sharp images, but I can explain how to get as sharp as images as possible. Your Nikon D7000 should have no trouble with ISO 3200, so I would not be afraid to use it. The amount of noise at 3200 should be correctable in post if you prefer to remove some of it. Along with that ...


For shooting people - try using a light modifier on your YN-465 like a Gary Fong Lightsphere (or similar product) that will create a more even spread of light. You won't need to bounce your light off anything in this case. Or get a small softbox for your YN-465. Set your flash to 1/2 power or lower to both increase recycle time and conserve batteries. ...

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