First DSLR,noise on darks, blowed highlights...

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kajaalyo New Member • Posts: 7
First DSLR,noise on darks, blowed highlights...


I have bought my first DSLR camera, Canon EOS 80D with EFS 18-55 1:3.5 - 5.6 IS STM lens.

My goal is to shoot car footage, but I feel that I must first master the photography.

I practiced for a few days with A+ auto mode, now I want to learn how to use manual mode.

I watched a few tutorials to get to know the things that I must adjust (shutter speed, ISO, f stop).

Now my problem is that when it`s starting to get dark, lets say 1.5hour before sundown or inside the house with normal lightning I start to get noise like on cheap digital camera from 2003 in low light.

I am aware that this could happen because of to much ISO, but I rather keep ISO low and I lower the shutter speed to compensate, but noise is still there.

My other problem is that I`m always blowing the highlights. It`s like I can`t drop down the ISO to make the sky darker or car reflections darker because everything on the picture will be too dark.

Do I need an ND filter or is there something that I can do to overcome this?

I had tried playing with shutter, iso and f stop to solve both of my problems, but I can`t figure it out.

It's frustrating when I know I had spend so much money and now iphone makes better pictures than 80D in my hands, if I dust of my note1 I bet, even that obsolete thing would take better pictures.

Thank you for help

Canon EOS 80D
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