Advice on low-light photography (s30f14? no OSS)

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
wictred Senior Member • Posts: 1,195
Re: Advice on low-light photography (s30f14? no OSS)

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

smallLebowski wrote:

Wow - great info - thank you for teaching such tricks! I need to try that.

You're welcome. You might want to practice it before trying. There is a downside to it though: review. Since you will be using a lower ISO, the review will render a darker image.

And actually there is no gain if you only use the lower part of the dynamic range (i.e. the shadows etc).

It could even get worse if you have to push shadows a lot afterwards...

But if there's a lot of shadows in the frame and you only want to push brighter areas afterwards (e.g. campfire in the dark), then going for an underexposed (lower iso) shot might do the trick.
I used that for concerts ... mostly because you can't rely on metering anyway with all those lights etc, so I just set the camera to manual 1/200, wide open, ISO high but not too high, and made adjustments in pp.. used to work fine in the heat of the moment

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