QUESTION: Small vs wide aperture shots in low light

Discussion in 'Photography' started by BD, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. BD

    BD Guest

    advice based on my considerable knowledge of photography.

    Advice (N): Opinion about what could or should be done about a
    situation or problem; counsel.

    Your blatherings are not advice, they are just discouraging comments.
    Of absolutely zero value. Suggestions of how to make interesting photos
    come from the effort would count as advice. Your comments are
    pessimistic, fatalistic, and show absolutely no evidence of knowledge
    of photography. A good photographer can make the most banal-seeming
    subject fascinating, depending how s/he composes the image.

    Please keep your negative, non-constructive comments to yourself. Go
    back to your Sartre books.
     
    BD, Dec 13, 2005
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  2. BD

    Frank ess Guest

    Sorry; I couldn't see any way out.

    You were talking to me, right?

    Anguish.

    Despair.

    Abandon.


    --
    Frank S

    "Never give a sucker an even break,
    or smarten-up a chump."
    -William Claude Dukenfeld
     
    Frank ess, Dec 13, 2005
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  3. BD

    BD Guest

    Sorry; I couldn't see any way out.
    No, I was talking to "UC", the pinnacle of inspiration in this
    conversation. The "Trust me, this will be a waste of time" guy.
     
    BD, Dec 13, 2005
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    UC Guest

    IF you put some people at various points of the scene AND light them,
    you may get something. What you described, however, did not sound like
    that.
     
    UC, Dec 13, 2005
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  5. BD

    BD Guest

    IF you put some people at various points of the scene AND light them, you may get something. What you described, however, did not sound like that.

    Regardless - for me, scale is not what it's all about; the aesthetic
    and intricacy of the formations is what I'm interested in. In fact,
    there's one 'exhibit' in there called the 'doll's theater', which in
    photos looks like it's huge; but in fact it's only a few feet wide. So
    scale can be deceptive, which I find interesting as well.

    Our tastes are just different. Doesn't mean one is more or less
    'interesting' than the other.
     
    BD, Dec 13, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Did you shoot those images?

    -Must have driven people absolutely crazy blasting your flash in those dark
    passages..not to mention ruining a number of long exposures other shooters
    were attempting...
    :(
     
    Mark², Dec 15, 2005
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  7. BD

    BD Guest

    Must have driven people absolutely crazy

    No, those weren't mine. When I went through, I was using a Nikon
    Coolpix 4500. Not very good in low light. as a result, many of my shots
    were either borderline or rather noisy.

    However, I can say that no one was at all annoyed at flashes going off,
    nor were there more than one person trying for a long exposure at one
    time. In fact, when I went through, I was the only one I saw carrying a
    tripod. Most people were the standard 'tourist' fare, with their P&Ss,
    or people on guided tours. It was very 'museum-like' in terms of the
    pace.
     
    BD, Dec 15, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    It wouldn't have been the people right next to you that were annoyed.
    It would be the people 25 yards away...that had your area included in their
    wider, long-exposure scene.

    But really...that's OK.
    I'm not really harping on it.
    People can do what they like, and most people would end up with NOTHING if
    they didn't use flash.
    -So no foul...


    I do have a few shots, though, where somebody was walking along with a
    flashlight...which left long, weird light streaks accross the frame.

    Oh well...
    :)
    -Mark
     
    Mark², Dec 16, 2005
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  9. BD

    BD Guest

    which left long, weird light streaks accross the frame.

    One word for you...

    Tazer. ;)
     
    BD, Dec 16, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Thoughts of a nice pee-shooter came to mind...
    :)
     
    Mark², Dec 17, 2005
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    ASAAR Guest

    Ack!!! I'd rather be shot by a pea-shooter, you hoser. As we
    speak, Santa may be moving you from the nice to the nasty side of
    the ledger.

    :)
     
    ASAAR, Dec 17, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Oops.
    Make that...PEA-shooter.
    "Ack" is the right word there...

    Besides...my pee-shooter can't hit anything at 25 yards...
     
    Mark², Dec 17, 2005
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  13. BD

    BD Guest

    Besides...my pee-shooter can't hit anything at 25 yards...

    'pee-shooter'... 'pea-shooter'...

    Either would seem to have its uses, under the circum...stances.

    Yikes. Better duck out of this one before the conversation goes totally
    to pot. ;)
     
    BD, Dec 18, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Ya, but your wife will appreciate if you do keep it all IN the pot, vs. on
    the seat...
     
    Mark², Dec 18, 2005
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  15. BD

    BD Guest

    Ya, but your wife will appreciate if you do keep it all IN the pot, vs. on
    Nice one. Don't say I never did nuthin' for ya. ;)
     
    BD, Dec 20, 2005
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