forums
new posts
donate
UER Store
events
location db
db map
search
members
faq
terms of service
privacy policy
register
login




UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > Tips for this "Lowlight"? (Viewed 150 times)
Ugly Girls Explore 


Location: Long Island
Gender: Female
Total Likes: 4 likes


Ugly Girls Rule!

 |  |  | Social
Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< on 2/13/2020 11:46 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
I'm no photographer, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a perfectionist. I always tend to have trouble taking attractive photos in low light, however.

Edit: I use a Panasonic Lumix LX100 to shoot, sorry!



Lowlight by UglyGirls Explore, on Flickr

-Izzy




[last edit 2/13/2020 11:57 PM by Ugly Girls Explore - edited 1 times]

Crakhead 


Location: montreal,canada
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 10 likes


Killer Queen! Daisan no bakudan! Bites za dusto

 |  | 
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 1 on 2/14/2020 12:11 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Ugly Girls Explore
I'm no photographer, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a perfectionist. I always tend to have trouble taking attractive photos in low light, however.

Edit: I use a Panasonic Lumix LX100 to shoot, sorry!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49532364367_48b2111104_z.jpg

Lowlight by UglyGirls Explore, on Flickr

-Izzy

438347.jpg (1 kb, 76x100)


waiiit a sec are you complaining about your camera? nice pic btw



[last edit 2/14/2020 12:12 AM by Crakhead - edited 1 times]

I edit a lot
randomesquephoto 


Total Likes: 1068 likes


Max Power is a moron

 |  | 
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 2 on 2/14/2020 12:38 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
LX 100 is a great camera.

You have to put that shit on a tripod. And have a longer exposure.




android_eyez 


Location: Ohio
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 46 likes




 |  | 
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 3 on 2/14/2020 12:46 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Ugly Girls Explore
I'm no photographer, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a perfectionist. I always tend to have trouble taking attractive photos in low light, however.

Edit: I use a Panasonic Lumix LX100 to shoot, sorry!


Not a bad photo! Feels like you intentionally exposed for the outdoor light which isn't a bad thing necessarily.

But if that's not the case, you need to get used to working with a tripod and doing longer exposures.

If you don't have one or don't want to carry one, my best tip would be to familiarize yourself with the ISO limits of your camera.

Also, for handheld shooting it's a pretty good rule of thumb to keep shutter speed roughly twice what your focal length is. So, for example, 50mm should mean your shutter would be 100, 15mm would mean 30, etc. etc.




blackhawk 

Not an expert.


Location: Mission Control
Total Likes: 3731 likes


UER newbie

 |  |  | 
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 4 on 2/14/2020 1:15 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
I like it... it's a keeper

If you don't want to bother with a tripod simply brace the cam against anything solid that's at the right height; wall, railing, doorway, a chair, etc.

Try squaring off the shot next time to see if looks better... experiment.
That's a cool location worth going back to...




Just when I thought I was out... they pulled me back in.
Crakhead 


Location: montreal,canada
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 10 likes


Killer Queen! Daisan no bakudan! Bites za dusto

 |  | 
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 5 on 2/14/2020 2:13 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by randomesquephoto
LX 100 is a great camera.

You have to put that shit on a tripod. And have a longer exposure.


ok i was kinda stress but yeah i know wath you mean but still you took a great picture with it good job and the place also seems nice



[last edit 2/14/2020 2:14 AM by Crakhead - edited 1 times]

I edit a lot
Steed 


Location: Edmonton/Seoul
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 1803 likes


Your Friendly Neighbourhood Race Traitor

 |  |  | Daehanmindecline
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 6 on 2/14/2020 9:01 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
I think it would look better cropped tightly.




AdventureDan 


Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 263 likes


I'm here to make wavy eyebrows and climb on stuff

 |  |  | 
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 7 on 2/14/2020 1:15 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
I think the exposure is fine as is, maybe just a tad longer and I think you would be great. Crop closer, squared off as others have said, and here's the decision to make I think: That looks like a child's piano and seat? Maybe your angle was intentional to force the perspective and further enhance the small scale of the chair and piano. However it also warps the window and skews your vertical lines.

I think I would play with different vertical angles and see which looks best. Shoot down from above, shoot level, and shoot up from below. See what is more attractive to you. Just some ideas!




AAAAAAAAAAAADVENTURE TIME!!!!
Ugly Girls Explore 


Location: Long Island
Gender: Female
Total Likes: 4 likes


Ugly Girls Rule!

 |  |  | Social
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 8 on 2/15/2020 12:52 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Crakhead


waiiit a sec are you complaining about your camera? nice pic btw


Oops, I'm not complaining at all, I forgot to put the type of camera in the post, so I apologized. Sorry for the confusion.




Ugly Girls Explore 


Location: Long Island
Gender: Female
Total Likes: 4 likes


Ugly Girls Rule!

 |  |  | Social
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 9 on 2/15/2020 12:54 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by blackhawk
I like it... it's a keeper

If you don't want to bother with a tripod simply brace the cam against anything solid that's at the right height; wall, railing, doorway, a chair, etc.

Try squaring off the shot next time to see if looks better... experiment.
That's a cool location worth going back to...


Thank you very much! That's a good tip, especially since I like to travel lightly! It's an old nursing home abut an hour away from us, definitely one of my favorite places.




Ugly Girls Explore 


Location: Long Island
Gender: Female
Total Likes: 4 likes


Ugly Girls Rule!

 |  |  | Social
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 10 on 2/15/2020 12:59 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by android_eyez


Not a bad photo! Feels like you intentionally exposed for the outdoor light which isn't a bad thing necessarily.

But if that's not the case, you need to get used to working with a tripod and doing longer exposures.

If you don't have one or don't want to carry one, my best tip would be to familiarize yourself with the ISO limits of your camera.

Also, for handheld shooting it's a pretty good rule of thumb to keep shutter speed roughly twice what your focal length is. So, for example, 50mm should mean your shutter would be 100, 15mm would mean 30, etc. etc.


Thank you so much, friend! I seem to struggle getting the perfect balance with the shutter speed, so I sincerely appreciate your tip.




MysteriousExpedition  


Location: Chicago, Illinois
Total Likes: 49 likes


"Adventure is out there"- Charles Muntz

 |  | 
Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 11 on 2/15/2020 2:26 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by Ugly Girls Explore
I'm no photographer, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a perfectionist. I always tend to have trouble taking attractive photos in low light, however.

Edit: I use a Panasonic Lumix LX100 to shoot, sorry!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49532364367_48b2111104_z.jpg

Lowlight by UglyGirls Explore, on Flickr

-Izzy

438347.jpg (1 kb, 76x100)


That was the exact situation with me a few weeks ago haha. That photo is great, definitely keep it.
I also have an LX100. It appears to be a nice beginner camera. Play around 60 second exposures. There's some pretty cool stuff with light painting that you can do too.
For long exposure, I keep it at F5.6- up to F8 depending on how dark it is. Then I then set it to 30 to 60 seconds of exposure on a flat surface and start lighting everything up.



[last edit 2/15/2020 2:29 PM by MysteriousExpedition - edited 1 times]

UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > Tips for this "Lowlight"? (Viewed 150 times)


Add a poll to this thread



This thread is in a public category, and can't be made private.



All content and images copyright 2002-2020 UER.CA and respective creators. Graphical Design by Crossfire.
To contact webmaster, or click to email with problems or other questions about this site: UER CONTACT
View Terms of Service | View Privacy Policy | Server colocation provided by Beanfield
This page was generated for you in 218 milliseconds. Since June 23, 2002, a total of 599616154 pages have been generated.