Photography Class Field Trip

A couple of nights ago, our photography class met downtown in the nearest 'big city' to take some night time photos. Our focus that night was using a tripod and using a slow shutter speed while shooting pictures. Because we were using a slow shutter speed, we didn't need to use our flash while taking these pictures. Out of the almost 30 pictures I took that night, here are my favorites:

 ISO 100, 35mm, f/5.0, 0.5 sec
 
 ISO 100, 18mm, f/4.5, 1.0 sec
 
 ISO 100, 44mm, f/5.3, 2.0 sec
 
 ISO 100, 18mm, f/4.5, 1/3 sec
 
 ISO 100, 32mm, f/4.8, 1/6 sec
Good reminder that 'The Hobbit' is coming out next month!
 
ISO 100, 40 mm, f/5.3, 0.4 sec
 
When using a tripod and a slow shutter speed, our instructor gave us a good tip. If you have a self-timer mode on your camera, set it for about 2 seconds. This way, once you have set your focus and pressed the shutter, you can take your hand off of the camera and not have any camera shake (basically, this will help to eliminate blurry pictures!)
 
This lesson will be fun to put into practice next month with all of the Christmas lights up everywhere!ο»Ώ