Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What can you shoot in low light?, part of Foundations of Photography: Night and Low Light.
Very often, you know what the subject you want to shoot is, but light levels in…the scene are low enough that getting the shot can be difficult.…For example, a holiday dinner with your family, you know you want to shoot your…relatives and maybe the food, but the room is lit only by candles.…With that low light level, it's going to be hard to freeze motion and get a sharp image.…We will be looking at how to handle those situations later in this course.…But low light isn't always a problem.…If you know how to work with it, low light can open up new…photographic possibilities.…
Now it's a fairly obvious statement to say that the world looks very different…at night or in very low light.…But let's think for a minute about why it looks different.…First, with less light, some things are simply less visible.…Now that can really change where your eye is drawn to in an image.…In other words, in low light, the subject of a scene may shift dramatically…simply because of what's visible.…During the day we mostly live by sunlight. When the sun goes down other light…
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
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Photography: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Foundations of Photography: Black and Whitewith Ben Long3h 4m 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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