Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Intermission: reviewing the strategy, part of Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light.
It's intermission. I've come backstage here to kind of review my strategy and set up…for the second half of the show.…I figured out while I was shooting what seems to be a good exposure strategy,…finding myself a little frustrated by my position in the audience.…There on the front row in the corner, I'm only getting certain angles.…I can't shoot the stage square, which means that I'm getting people really tall…in the frame and receding to really small as I'm using my wide-angle lenses.…If I go to a more telephoto lens, I'm only getting certain sides of people and…only certain angles.…I was finding as people came over to my side of the stage, I was able to get a…little differentiation.…
For the most part, I kind of feel like I was taking the same shot over and over.…So for the second half of this show, I'm going to keep my exposure strategy the…same, but I'm going to try and change my position.…Because we got here early, I had the good fortune to get permission to block off…a few seats in the back.…
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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