Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing noise, part of Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light.
All through this course I've been harping on about oh, you don't want noise, you don't want noise!…Probably at this point the only thing worst than hearing me continue to talk…about noise is facing bad noise in your images.…Fortunately, Photoshop and most other image editors have noise reduction tools.…Now you shouldn't count on these as a substitute for being intelligent about…your ISO choice, but if you do end up with images with bad noise, you can…often greatly reduce the noise through some careful application of noise…reduction software.…I've an image here. This is a JPEG file.…
I know I've been telling you to shoot RAW, but this is a JPEG file from an SLR in…2000 or 2001 or so; storage was expensive, so I couldn't shoot RAW.…Anywa,y this is a JPEG file, and here's a case where before we adjust white…balance we need to do an exposure adjustment because the image is so dark…I simply can't see.…So I'm going to go ahead and beef up my Exposure slider here until I can begin…to even see the image, and now I can a better idea of what my edits are.…
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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