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Another option is, if you're happy with the resolution your DSLR can create videos, is to record the scene for a few seconds (or even a few minutes), and later blur the frames together. Pros of this approach compared to the multiple image one is that you'll have usually much more frames to blur, and the result will be much smoother, the cons is that the ...


Just to add a bit of links to the other (good) answers, if you do not want to use a ND filter, you can use multiple exposure and use an averaging method to simulate a long exposure --- basically, 20 exposures at 1/10 of seconds will be more or less equivalent to a 2 seconds exposures, or use a median filter, which can even be better --- in the right ...


As mentioned in Oliver's answer, you can use a neutral density filter, this let's through only a small fraction of the light, but it doesn't affect the color. You can then shoot at large aperture and yet have long exposure times. Another solution is to take many pictures and then use image stacking methods. This method can be used under favorable conditions ...


Apart from using an ND filter, you might be able to achieve the desired effect by taking multiple photos and then blending them in post processing. Either an automatic blend with "ghost removal" might work, or layering the images and manually masking/unmasking selectively (in effect "painting out" the people). All of this pretty much requires a tripod for ...


What you are looking for is a ND (Neutral Density) filter. To illustrate, here is an example of photo taken in daylight in a street with a ND1000 filter. The filter allowed a shutter speed of 6 seconds. With no filter, with the same aperture and ISO, the shutter speed would have been approximately 6/1000 = 0.006 secondes (no "ghosts" effect). Contrary to ...


Yes you can, in full manual mode on the D5200 you can use Time mode which is a shutter setting in full Manual mode to do so. You will need to click the button once to open it and again to close the shutter. The full reference manual even suggests using the ML-L3 specifically (page 60).


I'll explain the image stacking method here. Image stacking can yield better results, you then take multiple images at lower ISO and/or expose for a shorter time. A practical way to go about this is to just take the first picture at a high ISO and expose for long enough until you see the details you want to see, but possibly with a lot of noise and a lot of ...


You can't really prevent hot pixels on long exposures, you can only deal with them. For a single four minute exposure the easiest way is to use what is known as Dark Frame Subtraction. Different manufacturers have different names for in camera versions of it. Canon, the brand I shoot, calls it Long Exposure Noise Reduction. After an image is taken the ...


I know this is an old thread, but here is my 2 cents: I just shot the (08/13/15) 2015 Perseids meteor shower in the California desert and for the first time got the random dot noise, not the standard long exposure/high ISO noise. One thing different this time was the ambient temperatures of 111 degrees F in the day and 75 F at night on my Nikon D700. I ...


Try to take a picture with the same conditions in a complete dark room. The only reason for a non-uniform shot should be the sensor-sensitivity. If you get a noisy image try reducing the ISO, the lower the ISO the less noise you should get in an image. In addition try, cleaning the lens itself. Some dust on the lens could cause additional noise..

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