Posts Tagged ‘Night Photography’

Night Photography

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

For those of you who don’t know yet, Jason upgraded his camera from a Nikon D50 to a Nikon D300.  It’s a pretty awesome new camera he’s got there…

I went out with him a couple hours ago to do some night photography – my dinky Canon SD1000 versus his amazing new SLR.  First, here are two shots my camera managed to pull off with its max of a 15 second shutter at ISO400.  I’ve lightened them in post a little.

Night Photography 1

Night Photography 2

And here’s a shot I took of Jason at work:

Night Photography - Jason

Night Photography - PaulHe pulled off a few good shots, but nothing spectacular, as he was learning new tools and such on the thing.  Testing it out with things that take lots of time, like noise reduction… sometimes took minutes!  Anyways, on the right is an exaggerated shot of me with my super camera, and below I’ve added his best shot at full 12 megapixel resolution with no mod’s.  It’s completely unedited, and the only thing done to it is a transfer out of RAW and a compression to a high-quality web jpeg.  Click on it and see just how darn big his photos are these days:

Night Photography - Full Res from D300

PS: Holy crap – the PNG’s Jason exported from his RAW’s for me to edit up for this post were 50 MB each!