Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with in-camera noise reduction, part of Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light.
Noise is enough of a problem that a lot of software developers have spent a lot…of time trying to figure out how to reduce noise on an image in post-production.…There's been a lot of good work done in that regard, and we'll look at some of…those options later, but your camera also probably offers some noise-reduction…options that can be extremely helpful.…You're going to need to do a little research, dig into your camera's manual, and…see what noise-reduction features it has that you can turn on.…You might see something called high ISO noise reduction.…This is a special noise reduction routine that kicks in when you raise ISO…above a certain point.…
On newer cameras, high ISO Reduction defaults to being turned on, and it works…very, very well. You probably want to leave it on.…On some Canon cameras, you actually have different levels of noise reduction…that you can activate in the high ISO noise-reduction feature.…So you might want to try those and experiment with them and see what you think…
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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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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