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Low light photography

One of the most difficult aspects of working with photography can be dealing with the problem of low lighting and poorly lit shooting locations. Sure some expensive equipment can help but even that doesn’t guarantee success in bad lighting.

So, what can a photographer do to help to avoid the frustration that comes with this common problem? Here are a few things that might help.

low lighting for photography

1. Adjust your shutter speed

Setting your camera shutter to remain open for a longer time period allows more light to reach your sensor and thus a brighter overall outcome. Of course, when doing so you have to be careful to avoid unwanted blur. A tripod can be just the key.

2. Increase your ISO

By increasing your sensitivity, you have the chance to allow more light in and can minimize the need to set your shutter to an excessively long speed. The drawback here is that some cameras struggle with noise issues more than others. And depending upon your model, increasing the ISO can cause unwanted noise.

3, Use your flash

While in general, I avoid using a flash, especially the on-board one built into a camera, it can help to brighten up a dark location. The negative with this approach is that it can result in some over exposed parts of the images and harsh shadowing.

All in all, using these methods carefully may present some other challenges but can surely help to improve shots taken under less than ideal lighting conditions.

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Comments on: "Low light photography" (2)

  1. Warm and friendly photo.

  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I often have to deal with awful lighting…

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