Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Considering motion blur, part of Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light.
As we shoot throughout the rest of this course, we're going to be constantly…fighting the problem of motion blur.…Most often it's the one factor that you will base all of your other…exposure decisions around.…Now, while you usually never want camera shake in an image, motion blur can be a different story.…Sometimes letting a moving object in your scenes smear out to blurry creates a…much more interesting, compelling, and dynamic image.…In fact, sometimes you need motion blur for the viewer to be able to understand…what the action in the scene is.…So when you're facing a moving subject, one of your first decisions is the…creative choice of whether or not the motion in the scene should be blurred or…frozen, and this is true no matter what type of light you're shooting in.…
In low light though, you'll encounter motion blur far more often, simply because…dim lighting will force you to slower shutter speeds.…In some cases, you won't be able to raise your shutter speed enough to freeze…the motion, either because you can't get your ISO high enough or because your…
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: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Photography Foundations: Black and Whitewith Ben Long3h 3m 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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