Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video After the show: lessons learned, part of Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light.
The show is over. I'm packed up.…I've got a card full of images that I really want to go home and look at.…I've seen a lot of Theatresports shows, and it's really fun.…If you're ever in San Francisco, you definitely want to check them out.…You can find out more at improv.org.…I'm glad that I've seen a lot of theatresports shows because I didn't see much…of this one tonight.…Shooting a performance is a really concentration-intensive thing.…You're trying to figure out where the best image is, you're doing your…composition on the fly, you're thinking about exposure, you're trying to pay…attention to a lot of things,…you're trying not to disturb other people;…it's not a great way to watch a performance.…
If you do need to go shoot your daughter's ballet performance, you might want to…think about going to it more than once and going first without your camera so…that you can actually watch it and enjoy it.…Go back later and do your shooting, because shooting is going to take you out of…the performance and you're maybe not going to see as much as you should.…
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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