Low Light Photography – 1 Minute with Willy Ep 28 – Photography Tips


Hi, this is Willy. The problem with low-light photography is that your photos tend to be a bit blurred
because your shutter speed will be quite low and the photos will turned out to be quite yellowed because they are usually tungsten lights. So there are few things you can counter that, number one, you can change, up the ISO, change it to maybe about thousand to thousand-six, depending on how
sensitive the camera is. Let me change to a thousand-six over here and change the aperture priority and shift your aperture till it’s very large or a very very small f- number. This will ensure a much higher shutter speed. Then, change your white balance, such that it is tungsten. That will neutralise the yellowish colour off incandescent bulbs. And then, now note that when you do this, your depth of field is going to be very shallow, which means something that you are focusing will be sharp but the background will be rather blurred. So, focus on something and then the background will tend to blurred of quite a bit.

11 Comments

  1. dagrome February 5, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    very short and to the point, i like it. great vid man

  2. nikhilsrl July 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    good stuff man

  3. BananaManaTV July 19, 2011 at 3:03 am

    @nikhilsrl Thanks for your comment. We really appreciate it:)

  4. Arya Jannovic November 8, 2011 at 6:06 am

    cute tips…

  5. mustapha DAOUDI November 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Good … I have a Nikon D3000 kit with 18-55mm 3.5/6.F … Do u think it's enough for a low light photo ? I try, but too much noise … Any help ?

  6. Willy Foo November 30, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    @charlynovnov Just get a 50mm F1.8 for less than S$200. That will immediately give you a 2 stop (4 times) increase in light. That means you can have 2 stops lower ISO as well to reduce the noise.

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    insightful comment!

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    not quite..

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