Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need for this course, part of Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light.
If the photographic world were still limited to only film cameras, then this…would be a very different course, for the simple reason that we would not be able…to shoot in some of the situations that you're going to see.…The fact is, we just don't have the film technology that can compare to digital…when working in low light.…Digital image sensors are incredibly sensitive to light and so are ideal for…working at night or in other low-light situations.…Digital cameras today possess sensors that have ISO ratings and signal-to-noise…responses that far surpass any film technology.…
So as a digital shooter, you have a new realm of subject matter to explore once…light levels get lower.…If you're coming from a film background then you might be shocked to find out…what's possible in low light with a good digital camera.…Now, by good I mean a camera that provides the ability to raise the ISO while…still delivering results that offer low noise levels.…These days most SLRs and some advanced point-and-shoots offer ISOs up to 1600.…
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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