Shooting in low light


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Shooting in low light

The ability to shoot in low light is one of the truly great advantages of digital photography. Digital image sensors are so sensitive to light that you can shoot images that simply would not have been possible with film. If you are not used to taking your camera out at night, you really should start. The world looks very different when illuminated by moonlight or streetlights, and you might find subject matter that you've never noticed before. Now obviously, when you are shooting in low light, you will need to raise your ISO to try to get your shutter speed up to something reasonable for hand-held shooting, and that means you will have to know how high you can go with ISO before you hit unacceptable noise levels.

Bear in mind that when you're in low light your camera will most likely open your aperture as far as it will go, which means depth of field will go down. If you need deeper depth of field, then you'll need to switch to aperture priority mode and set your depth of fie...

Shooting in low light
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