Low light Christmas photos settings

Started Dec 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Muresan Bogdan Contributing Member • Posts: 511
Re: Low light Christmas photos settings

You can use TV, the shutter priority mode instead of P. This way you will control the shitter speed and let the camera set the ISO and the aperture.

I would use Av, aperture priority, let the ISO on auto and set a minimum shutter speed that the camera can use ( if you camera has this). This way you also have control over your depth of field if it is let's say a family dinner and you want everybody in focus.

Another way to do it is put your camera on manual, set the shutter speed and aperture you want and find good in your case. Use a ISO as high as your camera alows it so you do not have nasty noise and let the flash on ETTL to fill in and help a little. This way you still have some ambient light to get the Christmas feeling and use some fill flash to help a little.

Good luck.

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