Photography Lighting: how to take control of everything from natural light to flash

    | Photography Tips | 15/04/2013 00:01am

    How to shoot handheld in low light

    Here’s how to set up your camera for shooting handheld in low light

    How to shoot handheld in low light: step 1

    1 Set the ISO
    Set your ISO to a high setting such as 800, and then check the shutter speed that you need to get the correct exposure. If this is still too slow to hold the camera steady, increase the ISO to 1600, or even 3200.


    How to shoot handheld in low light: step 2

    2 Keep it steady
    If your lens or camera has an image stabilisation facility make sure that it’s turned on to reduce camera shake. Remember that this won’t help reduce blur due to subject movement though.


    How to shoot handheld in low light: step 3

    3 Focus help
    If you need to use autofocus, make sure that it’s set to use the centre AF point, because on the majority of cameras this is the most sensitive and accurate point in low-light conditions.

    PAGE 1: Understanding the character of light
    PAGE 2: How to control your photography lighting
    PAGE 3: Taking control of the light
    PAGE 4: Use a reflector to fill in the shadows
    PAGE 5: Using fill-in flash
    PAGE 6: Making the most of natural light
    PAGE 7: Predicting the natural light
    PAGE 8: Shoot in the direction of light
    PAGE 9 Exposing in low light
    PAGE 10: Shooting in twilight vs complete darkness
    PAGE 11: How to shoot handheld in low light
    PAGE 12: Why you might want to use flash
    PAGE 13: Soften the light from your flash
    PAGE 14: How to use flash triggers


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    Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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