Newbie – Nighttime photography

Nikon d40x camera, Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikor, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G EDII lens. Been reading the manual and taking photos as I go along. Last night decided to take some night photos using manual settinngs. Set the camera to (S) shuttler priority and let the camera take care of the rest. No matter what timeframe I used I always got “Subject is too dark” on the LCD. Tried (A) aperature and (M) manual and got the same things, no matter what settings I used. The only way I could take anything (except of course Auto) was to use (P) programand let the camera make all the decisions. Very frustrating. The strange thing is that when I looked at the specs for the pictures taken it was using settings I had tried manually.

Does anyone have any ideas what’s going on, what I was doing wrong, how, if possible I can disable the “warning” messages so I can take a picture no matter what, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (’bout getting ready to go back to my good ‘ol 35). Thanks.

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Newbie – Nighttime photography
Posted by Jeff on July 14, 2008 at 1:39am in DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES

One Response to “Newbie – Nighttime photography”

  1. Georgiana says:

    What’s the shutter speed that you were shooting at when you tried the Manual and the Aperture priority?

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