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Low light event shooting

Started Jan 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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PVCdroid
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Low light event shooting

Here are some images from a hot air balloon festival in Arizona last night. These usually take off early morning but for show purposes they just inflated at sunset and didn’t go up. The first three are hand held with low light and the last two are with hand held twilight. I like to watch other photographers who can vary from way too serious to taking no shots at all or taking no time at all to frame their shots. It seems that some wear their gigantic cameras as an accessory only. I only saw Canikon and P&S photogs. I didn’t see any Sony cameras but wasn’t looking very hard. I had a monopod and did use it for a few shots but then resorted to hand held twilight and got some good results. These NEX-7 + SEL1670Z images went through my normal PP routines with some cropping, straightening, EV and color adjustments. I shot Raw+JPEG except for the hand held twilight which is JPEG only.

C&C welcome. Please comment on your use of hand held twilight or anti motion blur. I think the former produces better results.

Hand Held

Hand Held

Monopod

Hand Held Twilight

Hand Held Twilight

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