canon camera night settings?

Question by lauren: canon camera night settings?
I am going to an event this weekend called GLOW. which is an art exhibit to be viewed at night which means there will be a lot of colored LED lights. I would like to take my tripod and take a lot of pictures. could someone tell me what the best settings would be for my canon SD750? should I change the shutter speed and make it really long? and if so…how long? should I change the ISO? and can I have it on Vivid?

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Answer by The Violator!
Here’s some basic info on using your camera settings and metering – a short and quick answer is likely to be misleading… this’ll help and is simply explained:

Using light


Natural light


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2 Responses to canon camera night settings?

  1. dms47949 says:

    use a higher ISO
    if the camera has a night mode use that
    Here’s what I would do:
    Bump up the iso
    Go fully manual
    Set a shutter speed of at least 1/60 unless using a tripod then drop it down even further
    Set the aperture at f/8
    then bracket my shots until I got proper exposure.

  2. Edwin says:

    Referring to my trusty FotoSharp ( Day & Night Exposure Guide we’ll use the settings for “Neon Signs”.

    Camera in “Manual Mode”, flash OFF.

    ISO 100
    f2.8 @ 1/60 sec
    f4 @ 1/30 sec
    f5.6 @ 1/15 sec.
    f8 @ 1/8 sec
    f11 @ 1/4 sec.

    These should give you a good starting point. If you decide that exposure adjustments are needed, use the shutter speed ONLY. Changing more than one variable (f-stop, ISO, shutter speed) leads to confusion.

    Good luck and hope to see your results.

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