Rex, if you don't mind me asking - what kind of camera do you have/use? And what settings? I'm a beginning photographer and would love to be able to do something similar, eventually.
Welcome to the fun world of digital photography! I use my wife's Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7. Its a 7.2 mega-pixel camera. If you are going to be shooting at night, set the camera to "night" or "candlelight" mode. A tri-pod (or do like I did last night and find a sturdy trash can and a folded up Disneyland map) is a must. The reason is that the camera must take a long exposure to capture the available light. If the camera is not absolutely still, you will get horrible motion blur. Look at the first picture or the people in the third picture to see what I'm talking about. (I was going for that look on purpose)
I also set the timer on my camera to eliminate the motion caused by the pressure of my finger pressing the shutter button. (you can also get a remote shutter button for that purpose)
That's pretty much it. I would describe my photography level as "intermediate" so I'm sure there are some experts on here that would have more tips.
The best tip I have would be to just experiment with different setups, you would be surprised how many pictures you look at later and say "hey, that turned out pretty cool" and you will know a new trick for next time.
Last edited by Captain Rex; 02-04-2007 at 11:25 AM.
Reason: my wife made me!!!