yep, I use a tripod for 95% of my night shots. But until this month I've been using a decent fujifilm 10x optical zoom point and shoot. It is better than most point and shoots, but definitely no DSLR. I finally got a Nikon D40 with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Nikkor zoom lenses. It's so much better... and it's quite light compared to my dad's D70. So I just deleted my widescreen Kerry Park pic because its resolution was pretty poor. I lost the original. Oh well. I keep all my pictures now.
Right on. I am using a D70s and the weight is what I was after. I never shot hand hald if I don't have to, day or night. I guess the best thing to do as always is shoot and shoot and then shoot some more.
I have been looking for some place like that too shoot from. Some place that I can get on the roof or a parking garage.
I know you weren't trying to show off, in fact I was looking to find more photo friends in Seattle so that I can start a club called "Seattle Knights". Just a bunch of people who would like to do more night photography but are afraid to for safety reason. I'm think if there are five us out there we can protect each other. I move faster then I like to when I shoot because of fear that someone will take my camera.
I have been looking to do some panos with my 18-55mm, like the one you did. I have been trying to get the shot from Kerry park but those trees are in the way. Wait a min, there just torn down the building the is across the street from the park. If I went up the hill I could get a better shot.
try setting the tripod up on the ledge. make sure its well balanced and clip it to you. the extra height gets your camera over the tree line. it can be a pain in the ass to do but its worth it. just be careful
It will be interesting to see what you can get before they put up another building to take its place. Creative maneuvering reaps great rewards, mmm? I will be watching
Hands up for safety in numbers. I'd never do a night shoot without an assistant. Actually, I don't even like to do daytime location shoots without. My daughter and I do an occasional photo safari. We always have a lot of fun, but end up eating, drinking and laughing way more than taking photos.
I have been friending everyone I can find on here that is in the area in hopes of eventually finding a Seattle club or forum on dA. I hadn't even thought about the idea of a real world club.
Well, I have a damn good brain - too bad I'm just sittin' on my butt giving out free advice! I better start working this business or my camera might go missing (number one suspect: hubby who wants me to make more money than I spend!) lol