Taking photos in low light???

Discussion in 'Photography Forum' started by Paul from NZ, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Paul from NZ

    Paul from NZ Senior Refuge Member

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    Any help would be great as most of my hunts are done in low light conditions I are strugling to get any good photos, I have no problem in good light on sunny days but those are not the days I hunt on.
    I have a Panasonic Lumix 4 megapixel.
    What settings should I use?

    Any other help will be great

    thanks Paul
     
  2. mtmiller

    mtmiller Senior Refuge Member

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    Howdy Paul. I have the fz10 and although it works great in most conditions, it does not do well in low light conditions. I would recommend bumping your ISO upto 200 or even 400. Sorry, about the best I can do.
     
  3. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    1) Add flash

    2) Increase the ISO as high as needed - it adds noise but there are free programs that do a good job with noise "smoothing"

    3) Decrease shutter speed (and add a tripod if necessary). This won't give good results if the subject is moving.

    4) Increase aperature (smaller f-stop numbers), for example f/2.8 is a larger aperature than f/4.0. F-stops are like shotgun gauges - the smaller numbers are larger. With SLRs you can buy faster lenses, with point-and-shoots you are usually stuck with the camera's built-in maximum aperature.

    5) Decrease your exposure setting and brighten the photo electronically.
     

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