Question by  Biggunnz5 (15)

What settings are ideal for taking night photos?

I have a Canon Rebel XT.


Answer by  jane15 (40)

Use a wide open, small aperture setting (unless you need a long DOF), a longer shutter speed, and most likely a tripod. A remote shutter release will also help with the stability to avoid blur.


Answer by  juliep (305)

The best thing you will want to get is a tripod. Then you will be able to put the shutter speed low enough to bring in enough light for a night photo.


Answer by  jarett (18)

I have tried this several times I made good photos of it. Tripod is necessary, use a remote or set a shutter delay to prevent camera shake. Set your camera to Shutter priority then change value to 3seconds for a minimum light or 5 seconds for very low light conditions.


Answer by  kfelicetti (235)

For an ideal night shot, you use a low ISO (like 100), a wide aperature, and most importantly, a slow shutter speed. A shutter speed of 15 seconds would be good, which means the lens is open for 15 seconds. Do not use the flash. It is also helpful to have a tripod for your camera.


Answer by  ramizq1 (185)

To ensure a good photo in indoor/night setting, use a tripod whenever possible during shooting. Use the "M" (manual mode - present on the dial) and keep the ISO as minimum as possible (50-200 ISO is ideal). Use a shutter speed of anywhere from 2-10 seconds. Experiment around with these settings, since every situation requires a different shutter speed.


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

Night photos require a longer exposure time and a high ISO film. I recommend 2000+ for any chance of success. I also recommend using a tripod because of the extended exposure time.

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