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How to nail low light photography

One of the major hurdles in everyday life of a photographer’s life is to get that perfect shot in a low or dim light. Since many people confuse low light with that of a late evening or so, there’s just a basic mantra to follow: use your knowledge of DSLR and make it work. The play of low lights often result in beautiful images like inside home or in a theatre or while attending an event. Here are a few quick tips that might help you to evade low light troubles and snap it cool.

Pack your essentials

The first and the foremost is to pack your quintessential items for the shoot including a tripod, flash and your fastest lens. It’s also safe to put in a small flashlight to avoid fumbling around when it’s dark. Use Tripod to rescue the camera shake and take sharp images with even slower shutter speed.

Noisy over Blurry

Crank up your ISO number because the higher the ISO, the better the light captured by the camera’s sensors. Also, the noise reflected in the images can be further edited in the post-processing. The extra grainy images often add an element of uniqueness to the capture.

Aperture is the key

Always remember the thumb rule of low-light photography is to shoot at a larger aperture rate. The larger the aperture implies heavy intensity of light entering the lens and hence, a better image.

Experiment with exposure

If you’re not a fashion photographer or commercial photographer, chances are you might use a long exposure to get that beautiful blur natural image with a hint of motion sense. Lower the shutter speed and take a look at the image. For better clarity, use a tripod and try to lower down shutter speed from then on.

Practice makes it better

At the end of the day, it all comes down to your expertise and hands-down experience in a skill. Don’t fear the flash like most of the amateurs instead learn using flash with a manual mode.


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  1. Kumar chiranjivee

    29 Jan 2017 - 9:08 am

    I wish one day i can learn directly from you sir

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