Last night I went down to the Indio Date Fest (the Riverside CA County Fair) to photograph the rides.
It was a perfect night for photoing–temp was 70, skies were clear and there were few people around.
I shot in shutter priority mode, varying my shutter speeds from just under a second to several seconds.
I used a tripod and set my camera’s timer, but later gave up on the timer, as I had to run from ride to ride so I could catch them when they were moving. Using a timer delayed the process too much.
I found out that when I didn’t use a timer my shots were just as sharp as if I did use one.
Gee, you burn up a lot of energy photographing these rides.by