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TonyBrooks 11 77 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2020 7:14PM
Hi All,

I am looking for some help with my Nikon D750 as i am trying to do some painting with light the problem is that with the cable release it will not open the shutter on the camera when in the dark where am i going wrong.

Any advice is appreciated

Thank you

Regards
Tony
30 Dec 2020 7:49PM
Do you have autofocus on? If so it won't normally operate the shutter if not focussed...
TonyBrooks 11 77 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2020 8:18PM
Hi Darren thankyou i have tried that.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 517 England
30 Dec 2020 9:30PM
When I have done light painting using auto focus, I use the light source, or torch to get the focus holding down the cable release but not taking it all the way to open the shutter. When ready, release the shutter and paint away.
An alternative is to be close to the room light switch, with the room light on, focus, hold the release cable down,don't take it all the way, switch off the room light , press the release cable all the way and paint with your chosen light source.
Takes a bit of planing and faffing but it works for me.
I do hope I have explained my way of doing it clearly enough for you to get the idea.
HTH
teepee 18 1.6k England
1 Jan 2021 9:13PM
have you tried just using the self timer

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