Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the performance images, part of Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light.
Back here in my editing lair, I want to go over the images that I shot tonight,…see if my exposure strategy worked, and see what I came up with here.…One thing before you go into a post-production process: it's a good idea to have…some idea of what you need to get out of it.…Now, a lot of times if you're just wandering around taking pictures, you'd…want to get good pictures out of it. And of course, I want to get good…pictures out of this.…But I also had some particular ideas about what I know they can use and what I…need to deliver to them.…They're looking for images that are going to work well in print and newspapers…and things like that for promotional materials.…
They also told me that lately, with performance pictures, they're getting a…lot of people who look sad.…So, probably want to avoid those kinds of moments, or anything that could…be construed as that.…One thing that's a little tricky about improvise because there are no sets or…costumes, it's difficult to tell what people are doing, and so I think it's good…
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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