Watch Out For Amp Noise

When exposures extend past 30 seconds into the realm of several minutes—or more—all digital cameras are theoretically susceptible to a phenomenon called amp noise, which manifests itself as a purplish glow, often around the edges of an image, creating an aurora borealis-style ghost effect. Amp noise happens when the sensor heats up during a long exposure, and some cameras fall victim more readily than others. The Rebel T2i resists this phenomenon better than most dSLRs, but you should be aware it exists, even if you'd need to use an outlandish exposure (on the order of 30 minutes or so) to create the effect with your camera.

Digital Camera and Digital Photography

Digital Camera and Digital Photography

Compared to film cameras, digital cameras are easy to use, fun and extremely versatile. Every day there’s more features being designed. Whether you have the cheapest model or a high end model, digital cameras can do an endless number of things. Let’s look at how to get the most out of your digital camera.

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