Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Act II: moving to the back of the house, part of Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light.
(Male speaker 1: Listen, Cromwell.) (Male speaker 2: Yes, Stanton?)…(Male speaker 1: I invited you on this voyage for a reason.) (Male speaker 2: Oh, do tell.)…(Male speaker 1: I have a business venture that I'd like to float your way.)…The move to the back of the stage was not as successful as I'd hoped.…I like the angle, I like being able to look down, my lens has enough reach that…I was getting some nice things; what hadn't counted on was there were a bunch of…other people in the audience.…
I was having trouble seeing over heads. I was losing feet.…They were being blocked by people's heads, so I didn't like where I was…cropping people's bodies.…So I decided to give up on shooting full bodies and try to simply go in tighter,…get medium close-ups.…My lens wasn't quite long enough to do that, so I decided it's time to leave the…back of the house and I moved to a point about halfway down.…Now this is a somewhat raucous performance. It's not like being at the symphony…or at a staged play where there are quiet moments and people really need to hear.…
Ben also shows how to obtain accurate color balance in tungsten and fluorescent lighting situations, and how to postprocess the images in Photoshop to remove noise caused by higher ISO settings. He also demonstrates accessories that can greatly expand your low-light photography options.
- Understanding how low light affects exposure, shutter speed, color temperature, and more
- Preparing for a low-light shoot
- Shooting in dimly lit rooms
- Using the flash indoors
- Shooting in the shade
- Taking flash portraits at night
- Controlling flash color temperature
- Focusing in low light
- Light painting
- Manipulating long shutter speeds
- Correcting white balance
- Brightening shadows
- Sharpening and noise reduction
Skill Level Intermediate
Photography Foundations: Exposure (2010)with Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Photography Foundations: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Photography Foundations: Black and Whitewith Ben Long3h 3m Intermediate
Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshopwith Seán Duggan2h 12m Intermediate
1. Setting the Stage
2. Exposure Considerations
3. Scenario: A Dinner Party
4. Scenario: A Performance
5. Scenario: In a City
6. Scenario: Landscapes
7. Special Effects
8. Post-Processing Considerations
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