Taking night time parade pictures... we need help

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  1. kjasmin

    kjasmin Earning Chief Wannahucalugi's Ears

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    Hi All,

    I had posted this question on a different post section... I apologize...

    Hopefully you can help. Our first XMas trip to Disney is coming up and I am struggling to find some decent "how to" info about taking night time pictures with my Digital SLR camera. Do any of you Dis'ers have experience with cameras and what I will need to accomplish my mission. Do I need a flash, increase my ISO, how do I stop the blurring when taking shots. Trying to time my visit to local camera shop but struggling there.
     
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    To stop blurring, you want a fast shutter speed. Do do that you have to pump up the ISO. I went flash free for lights against the darkness (they wash out and don't 'glow' if you use a flash) but I did use a flash for faces. The last parade I photographed was the Boo To You so lights were not such an issue and I shot it once flash free and once with the flash. Both have their merits and drawbacks.

    A fast lens will also help. Again, I did one with my 18-105 kit lens which is F3.5-4.5 and the other with a lens that has a constant F2.8 (definitely the better option for flash free)

    I also found that sitting in Frontierland gives you more ambient light which assists as they keep the lights on in the area near to Splash Mountain/Pecos Bills. Just make sure you are not sitting directly opposite it or you end up with blown out highlights in your photos - I had to move when I spotted this potential problem in a test shot.
     
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    Kjasmin- just wanted to say hi neighbor! We're in the next town over :)
     
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    Well hello there, Roccosmom. Great site isn't it!
     

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