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How to focus as much of a +400ft hallway?

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Ive got a Nikon D3100.

What I want to do is take a shot of the main hallway, in the main building, of the mine I work at. My problem is that I dont want to take long exposure, as I want to catch the people in the hallway as well. I know I'll need a small aperture and high ISO, but Im not sure how high I should go, or whether theres any other way?
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post #2 of 8
Search for hyperfocal tables, depending on the focal length used. That's what you want. It allows you to have both close and far sharp focus.
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If you can frame it properly, and you have the kit lens, focus about 6-7 feet out, 18mm f/11 -- everything from about 3 feet in front of you to infinity will be in focus.
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or u can stop down, use a low iso and take a extremely long exposure (1-2 minutes) and anyone walking though the hallway will either not show up.
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unless they stop in a spot in front of u xD
 
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long exposure may cause ghosting to happen if they walk in the path
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Originally Posted by tommykl;15353257 
long exposure may cause ghosting to happen if they walk in the path

Might be kinda cool though, you would see the hallway and every person would just be a blur.
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Originally Posted by tommykl;15353257 
long exposure may cause ghosting to happen if they walk in the path

when its 1-2 minutes ghosting is minimal. unless of course they decide to talk in the middle of the hallway:mad:
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