Yeah, it does. I've just started trying to figure out how to use it. I'm thinking that when I'm shooting at night, at least, I'll push the bump in the histogram both to the right and to the left in different shots. That way I have a choice when I get home, and can play in Photoshop. I'm tired of coming back with underexposed shots because I trusted the camera's little monitor, which shows everything to be brighter than it really is.
To say I'm discouraged is a bit of an understatement. I finally saw my shots on a decent monitor. Now I'm going to have to go back and fix them all. Here's one last one as seen through a bad monitor... hope it comes out all right.
Patrick, that looks excellent. I really like the framing and the exposure.
Here are mine, probably too bright for you, because my monitor is a little dark.
More nightime Atlanta.
very cool... you must spend a lot of time roaming the streets at night Sid.
Beautiful pictures, Sid. Makes me want to roam the streets too.
very cool... you must spend a lot of time roaming the streets at night Sid..I like the angle..
Nice and crisp. The traffic must have been pretty heavy to get lights so solid in an 8sec exposure.
Both are excellent shots the diner sign is nice cropped that way.
I have done some forays into the nocturnal world recently and I am learning.
This is my latest and after about 20 different shots this one came out the clearest.
I will have to try that neutral filter trick and see how it affects my shots.
Tim, I think the neutral density only helps if you're trying to do long exposures, in order to make motion appear as streaks. Under Patch's guidance, we went shooting the city skyline, trying to get traffic trails. You need long exposures to get the trails. When shooting something static, it doesn't matter. In fact, better to remove/turn-off the neutral density filter IMHO, because it forces you into unnecessarily long exposures. Halfway through last night's shoot, I turned it off, and I went from shooting 8-10 second exposures, down to 1-2 second exposures. Huge difference.
I like shooting at night, mostly because that's when I finally bestir myself to get out! I don't know much... but so far, I've focused on shooting where there's light. My external flash isn't strong enough to be used as a fill light (I tried again last night, with weak results.) So if it's dark in life, it will be dark in the pic. That's why I gravitate to the neon lights. I've discovered that they really bloom in long exposures... so much so that it can look like they're out of focus. I haven't figured that one out yet.
This is my first traffic trail shot. 15s exposure F/5.0.
I am going to shoot a bunch more trying different techniques.
How can I get the WB correct at night without software if possible?
Waxy and his new monitor... I see lots more "dark" shots coming our way.
I like 'em. Whats that second one? Looks grainy, I assume an effect?