Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Manipulating long shutter speeds, part of Foundations of Photography: Night and Low Light.
In the last couple of the movies, you've seen us directly manipulating the…light in our scene.…You see how we used ISO to control how much the light we were adding was…burning into our scene, and we used a very long shutter speed to give ourselves…lots of time to work.…We were still using aperture to think about depth of field.…We set our ambient light first and then went to work painting with light.…We were thinking of light as a commodity, as something we can pour onto the…frame, as something we could simply add to the image as we chose.…This is one of the advantages of low- light photography, where we can have this…long shutter speed that gives us lots of time to work and that gives us lots of…time to slowly add light to different parts of our scene.…
I left the crew in the basement last night with some cameras and they started…playing around and had a lot of fun doing the light-painting type of things…that we've already seen, but while changing the scene before them.…They had a camera running and you can see what's going on.…
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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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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