Low Light Photography
Shooting in low light can challenge any photographer, but using the right settings and equipment you can master capture great shots.
- Expose for the available light.
- Go for a slow shutter speed, wide aperture and high ISO (400 - 800). The image above was taken at f/7.1, 5 seconds and ISO 800. A flash was used at the beginning of the exposure.
- Use a tripod to stabilize your camera.
- Shoot in RAW to get more details.
- Add a flash for some dramatic effects.
- Experiment with different flash power.
Use the guidelines above to take images in low light like the examples you see on this page. Bring the best 2 images to class for review. Post processing is allowed, but not required.
Experiment by moving your camera while you are taking an exposure of a bright light source under low light conditions.
Try light painting.