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    Re: Taking photographs in the dark

    The filter is usually stuck directly over the cctv.
    or the CCD?

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    Re: Taking photographs in the dark

    It is ghost hunting - as opposed to host hunting which would be more IT related

    @andy: I already have a few 'Blackpool by Night' photos... Illuminations time! I also have some lovely sunsets over the sea which I intend to stick online somewhere soon.

    Now... IR mod for a EOS 300D... could prove to be an intreresting project!

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    Re: Taking photographs in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    Now... IR mod for a EOS 300D... could prove to be an intreresting project!
    well, if you're going to open it up, you might as well go the whole hog and peltier cool it as well

    http://ghonis2.ho8.com/rebelmodnew.html

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    Re: Taking photographs in the dark

    @pete: Looks good but I'm sure that I would break my camera.

    The thought that I have had is to use a HOYA R72 filter and an external IR light source to boost the amount of IR in the shot. This should be relatively cheap and easy to do.

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    Re: Taking photographs in the dark

    A small bean bag filled with rice, dried peas, pea gravel or similar can be useful to support the camera the right angle on a wall, etc..

    Also: to get interesting effects with flash, reduce the power to it's lowest setting, put the camera on a long exposure maybe bulb for a few seconds exposure and flash the flash repeatedly in different places in the scene.

    If it is dark enough and you wear dark clothes/move fast enough, you won't appear in the final photo.

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    Re: Taking photographs in the dark

    The other thing to do would be using one of those mini tripods. The sort that fold up and fit in your pocket.

    But then you've got to find somewhere to stand it like a table or a wall etc and obviously...they're not always to hand.

    So you also need to take a wall with you

    They dont fit in your pocket though

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    Re: Taking photographs in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by Joedetic
    But then you've got to find somewhere to stand it like a table or a wall etc and obviously...they're not always to hand.

    So you also need to take a wall with you :)

    They dont fit in your pocket though :(


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