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

    Mar 11, 2000
    New Zealand
    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

    Nov 1, 2003
    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

    Mar 6, 2002
    Moncks Corner, SC
    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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