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Pixelated wrote:Thanks Landon that's very useful.
I was aware that in a RAW only work flow Picture Styles are a waste of time setting on the camera, but I was unaware that the noise reduction setting on my camera for long exposures is equally useless. It can take the camera a long time to do the noise reduction thing in the early hours before dawn when time is of the essence. I'll be turning it off.
Martin wrote:Good point about the polarizer too. I should probably have added that as well.
Heimdall wrote:Haven't listened to the podcast yet, but a couple of little things from me:
* Dress warmly. It's easier to peel off a layer than to put on something you don't have.
* This goes doubly for shoes.
* Bring a good flashlight if you want to paint with light on certain things. I have good experiences with Maglite and Pelican ones.
* Make sure you go to the bathroom before you go out.
* Consider bringing a snack and/or something to drink. When doing 30 minute exposures, the hours rack up quickly.
* Let people know where you'll be going. Safety first.
Sounds trivial, but becomes real important.
Heimdall wrote:* Dress warmly. It's easier to peel off a layer than to put on something you don't have.
Heimdall wrote:* This goes doubly for shoes.
Heimdall wrote:* Make sure you go to the bathroom before you go out.
bksecret wrote:To maximize your time, if your camera is busy doing dark-frame subtraction, I have often used this time to move the camera to the next location, change focus or zoom settings, even change lenses, prefocus manually, put in your car, all kinds of things while it is cooking before saving the result. Just make sure your exposure is correct and you did not want to take another before moving on. Also don't bump the power switch in the process.
hqsbud wrote:Ah, thanks for that, Landon. When I've done dark-frame subtraction, I'd wondered if I could do stuff to the camera while it was subtracting. I couldn't imagine a technical reason not to, but by the time I thought about it, I had too much time invested in the exposure to risk it!
Martin wrote:I didn't realise that you could mess with the lenses etc. while the camera was off doing it's stuff, so that's definitely good to know. Thanks Landon!
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