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Photographing In Low Light: 8 Tips To Get Maximum Out Of Availability!

Flash; light please; I won’t look good in dim light; the scene isn’t looking perfect; a few statements you often hear around you. Why the light is so important for photography? Is it important for photos on canvas as well? Yes, it is, and the importance is due to the impact it creates on final display and the admiration pictures receive. What to do if light is not providing enough support for shooting? Here are given some useful tips to help such a situation.

1. Find The Light Source Even Minor
Look for the light source whether it be a streetlight. It will help your photography, to be presented in an canvas printing online competition. Whether you are taking photographs in a pub or a street, you will see the effect of light available there, but it’s up to you how you utilize that.

2. Don’t Go For Contrast, But For Balance
If you are photographing at a place where there is contrast of bright and dim light, don’t go blindly for contrast, it will destroy your pictures. You should be alert enough to realize where there is a balance of light. Your pictures will be more colorful in balanced light.

3. A Big F-Stop Or Faster Lens Is Needed
What’s the purpose of using faster lens? It carries big F-stop, which delivers enough light. Shallow field depth put hurdles for sharp focus particularly, when it’s supplemented by dim light. The bigger the F-stop is the better would be the optical quality with sufficient field depth.

4. Invest In Prime Lens
With non-zoom or prime lenses, you can take better pictures even in low light. These lenses are usually the first choice of photographers who want to work in whatever available light or multiple light sources.

5. See If Light Is Falling At Object
If you are capturing people, wait until light falls on their faces. It might last for a moment, so you need to get ready to click. If you have a look at the old, jazz photography, you will see musicians with their faces up towards light. Try it; the results would be great.

6. Avoid Camera Shake, Stay Calm
While clicking, don’t let your camera shake, it will destroy the capturing. Take deep breaths and concentrate on the object. Take a strong hold of your camera, but avoid holding tightly. Avoid jerk while squeezing off the shutter.

7. Capture Stillness, Wait For That
If you see your object to capture is moving, wait for the still moment. After observing, you will know when they will stop for a second. It’s their movement, telling you, be wise enough to judge.

8. Motor Drive Can Give Sharp Shots
If you call motor drive of camera as a source of random luck, it might not be wrong. Push shutter more than once, you will see the blurring effect at first, but one of the shot will be sharper comparatively. For moving objects, motor drive of your camera can offer great help in capturing.

9. Blur, The Last Option, Accept That
If all of your efforts fail to get the picture clearer, accept the blurred one. What does blur mean? It means a picture in motion, which is good to create a dramatic effect.

Are you feel yourself equipped with tips to take photos even in dim light? As mentioned in lines above, if you fail, simply love the blurring effect. Get Photos on Canvas online at and share your marvelous work in any photography competition.

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Comment by Mohammad Hafeez hhamayoon on March 3, 2014 at 3:06am

One should know the use of available light advantages to get more creative work. You also take the liberty of ISO to increase the sensitivity and avoid disappointments the end results... . 

Comment by Olivia Grey on February 19, 2014 at 9:00pm

Thanks for the information

Comment by CameraClicker on February 19, 2014 at 6:38pm

You can also boost sensitivity.  Newer bodies with ISO set a stop or two higher deliver less or similar noise to older bodies.  Prime lenses provide about 2 stops more than constant aperture zooms, at the expense of DOF and a single focal length.  There are trade offs.

Embrace shadows.  They provide depth.

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