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Old 09-28-2007, 05:53 AM
AdrianW AdrianW is offline
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Default Re: Volcano eruption

A boat makes things tricky. If you're trying to get that fountain effect, you'll need a shutter speed of somewhere around a 1/4s. Unfortunately the boat's moving, so you can't use a tripod. The solution is to handhold a system with image stabilization and try and keep it trained on the eruption. Use the fastest shutter speed you can get away with to give you the effect you're after. If you're willing to spend money, you could also get a gyrostabilizer for the camera.

If you don't need a slow shutter speed to blur it, try cranking up the ISO until you get a sharp shot. Shooting bursts may help, you're more likely to get a sharp shot if you aren't actively mashing the shutter button during a longish exposure.
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