Best Filter for Christmas Lights

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by New Guy, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. New Guy

    New Guy Guest

    This group has been very helpful with questions so I thought I would through
    out another. Is there a certain filter that would be best for shooting
    Christmas Lights? I am going down to Disney at the end of the month and
    would really like to get some shots of there Christmas displays.

    New Guy, Nov 10, 2004
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  2. New Guy

    YAG-ART Guest

    There isn't a filter for shooting christmas lights, but you can get
    some cool images with a star filter.
    YAG-ART, Nov 10, 2004
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    KBob Guest

    No filter. Use a tripod, consider taking two exposures a couple stops
    apart and combine them later in PS to provide a proper balance of
    light color and background.
    KBob, Nov 14, 2004
  4. New Guy

    ZONED! Guest

    Exc advice, also consider (if possible with camera) shoot a couple
    stops underexposed as a starting point when lighting is in any way
    ZONED!, Nov 15, 2004
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    Alan Guest

    I agree. Perhaps it is a result of my time shooting slides. To me
    digital photography is a lot like slides, and the "get it right in the
    camera" feeling persists.

    I also generally prefer the illuminated image on the screen to printed
    versions -- perhaps it is sort of like a big transparency on a light box.
    I like the speed of getting the image from camera to screen, something
    film doesn't offer.

    Alan, Dec 3, 2004
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