Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Addressing noise in post, part of Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light.
…I'd like to go over some basic software tips that will help you…get the most out of your low light images when you bring them into the computer.…There's a couple of challenges that you're going to constantly be facing when…you're dealing with low light photography.…One of those is white balance.…Especially when you're dealing with mixed lighting situations,…where getting the white balance just right may seem kind of elusive.…And the second one is noise.…When you're dealing with low light photography, high ISO and long exposures,…you may find your images are a lot noisier than you're accustomed to seeing.…
So I want to go through some basic software tips on how to compensate and…adjust for those and just get the most out of those photos.…Let's start with white balance.…As you can see here, I have three different pictures.…It's basically the same pose, but…the first one is shot with the camera in full automatic mode.…The second one is a custom white balance,…where I basically pointed the camera at something white, to define what white is.…
Joseph explores indoor, candlelit scenes; bright cities, where he shows how to capture spectacular traffic trails; and the great outdoors, under the natural light of the moon and stars. The course also contains tips on using your iPhone or other smartphone for low-light photography—or even as a light source—and enhancing noisy, high-ISO images in post-production.
- Setting up low-light portraits
- Using the iPad as a light source
- Shooting a long exposure of city lights
- Shooting simple night photos
- Exposing for the moon
- Processing night shots with StarStaX