Many people doesn't know, that even a Digicam can make great Photos with long-term exposure.
I've make many night Photos or others with a 5.25 mP cam from Aldi.
It's a Traveller DC-5300.
P.s.: This is my first instractable,
and sorry for my englisch
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Step 1: A Hard Place to Stay
First, you need a stabile stand vor the cam, or you get blurred pictures.
You can use a desk-stand or a better, but expensiver stand.
Step 2: Use the Right Mode
Now, on the upper left, you can see the "Mode-wheel".
Step 3: Now, Lets Begin
This is the Screen, you see first.
The lightning needs to be turned off, because its disturbing nightphotos.
Step 4: The Exposure Time
Now, use the wheel on the side, to set the exposure time at which you want.
This cam has the max. of 8 sec exposure
Step 5: Change the Aperture
Now, the aperture needs to be changed:
Put it to max (F/2.8) it will be brighter, but with less deep-sharpness.
Put it to min (F/6.7) it will be darker, but with mor deep-sharpness.
The values can be different at each cam.
Step 6: The Stand
Now, put it on the stand, you have, and activate the selftimer on 2 or 10 sec., and shoot the photo.
The selftimer because if you shoot without it, your picture will be blurred.
Step 7: Samples
Here are two samples, the first one i made in the Alps, used 8 sec and F/2.8,
the second is Cygnus and the Milky way, which is processed in a freeware prog.
In bigger they are here: