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How to get better photos when shooting in low light


I hope you all are well and fine during this COVID-19 pandemic, so let’s start with some interesting topic.

Low light photography more often than not implies shooting in less than optimal lighting conditions and getting the best out of it. That does not mean, however, that it is not possible to get great shots. With the aid of some easy tips from Arpit Sarkar, even in bad conditions, you’ll be on your way to taking better shots.

You’ll have to change your camera settings in low light conditions to ensure that you compensate for the scene ‘s requirements. This can be either the slow shutter speed needed for longer exposure to the scene or the high ISO to make your shot look brighter. The slow shutter speed issue is that any movement in your shot can blur, whereas high ISO settings appear to add some noise.

Give it a watch if you’re ready to take any notes, then go through our short rundown below.

Set your shutter speed to twice your focal length:

This is simply a rule of thumb that is now practiced by many photographers to ensure they get sharp, blur-free images. So, the shutter speed should be 1/100s or 1/125s if you’re shooting with a 50 mm lens.

If your shooting situation isn’t so dark that you need to do a long exposure, this is perfect. By matching the shutter speed to the focal length of your lens, you will most possibly still get away. But if you notice that you have the slightest blur, try it again with twice the focal length of your lens.


Compensate high ISO with quick shutter speed:

When shooting in low light, preventing blur with a faster shutter speed comes at a cost: your images will look dark, unless you bump up the ISO level. Don’t be afraid to go for 3200 or 6400, because even at high ISO settings, most cameras still produce pretty clear images these days. Also in these conditions, photography technology continuously develops to keep the noise down, so take advantage of it!

Shoot with a wide open aperture:

Shoot in the wide open aperture to allow more light into your camera, or the widest setting possible on your lens. With faster shutter speeds, it will also let you shoot. This is particularly useful when you take portraits at night. Lenses with wider openings such as f/1.4 are costly, so that’s a bit of a trade-off, but investing in these lenses is still worthwhile.


Here is the latest picture of mine 22th Birthday . You can see on the right side of the picture , the picture is more light , brightness, contrast without losing quality and also its look better. I had edit with Snapseed and Lightroom app.

I hope you understood my post and if you have any doubt feel free to ask on the comment section.




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