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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > Tips for this "Lowlight"? (Viewed 636 times)
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Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< on 2/13/2020 11:46 PM >
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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!



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Re: Tips for this "Lowlight"?
< Reply # 1 on 2/14/2020 12:11 AM >
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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

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



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< Reply # 2 on 2/14/2020 12:38 AM >
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LX 100 is a great camera.

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




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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.




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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...




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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



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< Reply # 6 on 2/14/2020 9:01 AM >
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I think it would look better cropped tightly.




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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!




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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

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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.



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The Photo is nice but the first thing I noticed was the white balance.
Maybe it's a style that you gave to the shot but I would have gone a bit warmer to avoid that (too much ?) blueish tint. This is an opinion, not a fact




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The Photo is nice but the first thing I noticed was the white balance.
Maybe it's a style that you gave to the shot but I would have gone a bit warmer to avoid that (too much ?) blueish tint. This is an opinion, not a fact


So if the stained glass is blue, then what do you do?




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Then I think keeping the blue is better and it might be good to edit a bit so the tint looks better
In this case it seems like the window is clear because of the green color outside




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Another option would be to shoot bracketed photos then stitch them together as an HDR in lightroom. This would allow the interior and the window to both be exposed properly. That being said having the entire scene exposed to nominal takes some of the feel out of the picture (at least in my experience (makes it overly bright relative to how to actually was when experienced)

You'll need a tripod to achieve this as handheld is not stable enough.

I think it's a great shot personally.




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