How to Take Great Photos of Holiday Lights

From the NYIP December Ezine

Hannukah-Eighth Night

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Camera: Olympus C4100Z,C4000Z
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 6.8 mm
ISO Speed: 190
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Even with my ancient camera’s ability to shoot up to 400 ISO, I rarely use it because of the amount of noise that is introduced into the photo. If I’m holding my camera, I’ll take the photo at 200 ISO. More preferable of course is using a tripod, but for some reason I seem to have a subconscious problem with my tripod, as I rarely remember to use it.