Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been experimenting with shooting in
I’m pretty happy with the results and I wanted to share them with you and tell you my approach and how I achieved it.
Light Sources in Low Light Situations
First off, you have to have some source of light. Even if it’s just some candles, a street light, lantern or flashlight.
After all, photography is all about light, the less light there is, the harder it will be to capture a decent photo.
It is Imperative to Shoot Low Light in RAW
Raw files contain a lot of information that you can use to pull out details in
Setting Shutter Speed for Low Light
You will want to shoot at as slow a shutter speed as possible to get as much light as possible.
If you are shooting
If you are shooting say the stars or a landscape with your camera on a tripod, then you can set the shutter speed as slow as you want.
Setting Your ISO for Low Light
The ISO depends on the sensor in your camera. You’ll want to experiment to see how high you are willing to set it. Remember, the higher the ISO, the more noise you will have in your photo.
When you start editing one of these extremely low light photos, you realize just how much noise they have. One way you can try to minimize the noise is with the noise reduction tool in either Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, aka ACR.
Now that you know how to capture
Also, if there is something you would like me to write about, just leave a suggestion in the comments.
If you would like to learn more about photography, take my free Photography Secrets Course!
Follow me on Social Media
Get Full Access Now!
Take my FREE Photography Secrets Course! 2 hours 40 minutes and 24 bite size videos teaching you how to take professional photos using a cheap camera and a $30 lens. Sign up NOW!