2012年9月17日星期一

Tricks for Photographing in Low Light Conditions


When approaching the autumn, it gets earlier to embrace the night. And the amount of light is quickly diminishing after sunset. For most of us, the sun gets off work with us together. But the nightfall is also special. Pick up your camera and capture the fleeting mysterious color before the night. Here are some tricks for photographing in low light conditions quoted from Mansurovs Photography.

1. Stand closer to the light source
The closer you are to the light source, the more light there will be for your camera to use. Large windows are great sources of light, so open up those curtains and blinds and let the light get into the room.

2. Stabilize yourself
Learn to stabilize yourself and hold your camera better. Practice yourself to shoot at very low shutter speeds without introducing camera shake.

3. Be careful about autofocus
In low-light environments, the camera might start to lose its autofocus capabilities. Many DSLR cameras are equipped with an “AF assist” light. If you have such functionality, definitely turn it on in dim environments. When you focus on a subject, make sure that it looks sharp in the viewfinder. If it is blurry, try to re-acquire focus by half-pressing the shutter/autofocus button.

4. Use a full-frame camera
A full frame sensor is expensive, but very helpful in low-light situations.

5. Use a monopod or a tripod
Last but not least, try using a monopod or a tripod that will really help with keeping your gear still. With a tripod, you could set your ISO to the lowest number to decrease the amount of noise and shoot at very slow shutter speeds.