Low Light!

Hello there! Welcome back, I am so happy that you have taken a few minutes out of your busy day to stop by and read this weeks blog. Today I will be providing tips on how to take pictures in various low-light environments, whether indoors or outdoors.

In order to capture that perfect image in low light situations there are a few steps you can take to do so. So the first is to change your shutter speed to a high number. This will allow you to shoot and avoid blurry images without using a tri-pod. For most day-to-day photography, a shutter speed of 1/200th-1/250th of a second should be fast enough to yield a sharp image.
The next step is to DECREASE your aperture (f/stop) to the lowest number. Shooting at fast shutter speeds such as 1/200th means you are going to need to let more light into your lens. Decreasing your lens aperture will open up that lens. To be clear, you can do this in either “Aperture Priority” mode or “Manual” mode. The lowest number is going to depend on the speed of your lens. My 85mm will go to 1.8 but my 75-300 will only for to 4.
And finally, you can increase your camera ISO (sensor sensitivity) which will make your sensor collect light faster.

You can always carry around a battery powered flash, a hotlight/strobes/reflectors, but sometimes it is easier to just carry your camera and know how to use it.

Thank you so much for coming back and reading this weeks blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. See you next time!



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