I took out some artificial lights that I never use and my digital camera a GE X5 pro micro bridge camera.
How exactly do you do Low Light Shooting?
There are 2 main ways
- The Automatic: Nighttime Scene mode setting
- The Manual: pump the ISO up and above 1o00
Here are my findings:
- Always use a tripod – You need a tripod, since the system will compensate by slowing the shutter speed down until it takes like 5 seconds to take the photo. At that point any movement will compromise the exposure.
- Auto Focus assist beam is crucial if your camera cannot autofocus. If manual focusing, then you’ll most likely need and external light source before you enter low-light mode
- Unless you’re desperate or want to alter the lighting for affect and don’t have the cash to buy fancy lighting equipment, then there’s almost no reason to go into low-light shooting. Personally though, I hate flash (not adobe’s flash but camera flash).I’d rather increase the ISO number when I can.
- Zoom doesn’t work well at low-light mode, so keep everything zoomed out.
- If you’re close then try to keep the aperture low, though 3.0 – 3.2 may not always be possible.
- I was playing around with a light source when a linear purple light appeared. Do not try to do anything cool with this, for the line of light does not appear in the picture.
Photo gallery after the break: