Low-light photography is as rewarding as it is challenging. Taking pictures in low light isn’t as simple as taking your phone out and snapping a picture as we do during the daytime. You need to adjust both camera settings as well as set your positioning to account for light sources to get decent results.
But well-executed low-light pictures outshine their daylight counterparts. So, the extra effort is always worth it. So, let’s take a look at some tips on how to make your shots shine in low-light conditions.
1.Increase your ISO
The ISO setting on your smartphone camera app or your DSLR determines how sensitive your camera lens is to light. Increasing this setting will mean more light will be captured by the sensors instead your lens.
The higher the ISO number, the more sensitive to light the sensor becomes. The downside of increasing the ISO number is that the captured picture will become grainier. So, you have to balance between capturing more light and image sharpness.
2.Reduce Shutter speed
The shutter speed of the camera determines how long the sensor is exposed to light. The longer a sensor is open to let light in, the more light it has to create a detailed image. This can be done by using reduced shutter speeds.
The thing to keep in mind while using slower shutter speeds is to reduce any sort of movement of the camera. This is because any movement will cause blurry images.
3.Use sources of light to your advantage
When taking pictures in low light conditions, first identify the sources of light around you. You can take advantage of these to frame the perfect shot.
Always make sure you don’t take pictures directly toward sources of light. Always keep light sources towards your back, so they properly illuminate the object you are photographing.
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