Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling flash color temperature, part of Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light.
We've been talking only about natural light shooting through most of this…course, but there will be times in low light where you will want to use your flash.…Now this is not a flash course, but if your camera has a pop-up flash, it does…have some utility in low light, working as a fill to fill in some shadows and…just cast a little bit of extra light onto your subject.…There is problem though very often with fill flash in low light.…Now we have already talked about how in low light everything is going to turn…really red and really orange.…Your camera is going to have a difficult time white balancing with the kind of…lighting situations you get into at night and at low light.…
Watch what happens if I pop up the flash on my camera and take a shot of Janna here.…I end up with a shot that is well exposed and the flash is working for me,…but notice the difference between a color on her face and the color in the background.…Now we talked about white balance.…Every different type of light shines at a different color temperature,…
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
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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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