All You Need to Know About Low Lighting During Winters
Dimly lit landscapes and heavy snowfall; winter is coming. Is your camera ready?
There’s no point arguing that people love winters the most. Hot coffee, days off from school, roads covered in a gorgeous and pure white blanket of snow.
However, aspiring photographers are less enthusiastic than others when it comes to winters. They have to compensate for lighting, exposure can be very tricky to master, and that’s without mentioning the painstaking task of getting a good shot in the first place!
If you’re an aspiring photographer or just a photo enthusiast, here’s all you need to know about getting the perfect shot in winter.
Photographers need to embrace winters and its signature dimly lit landscapes. Any attempts made to improve the luminance by artificial lighting will make your pictures look flat. The same goes for flash. Flash photography in winters will result in dull pictures with no edge whatsoever!
To get a good picture that feels raw and pure, make sure to make use of natural lighting. Find pockets of lights, use them as best as you can and you will get pictures that are much more vivid and feel much more genuine!
Increase the ISO:
Because there’s very little natural light available, you need to crank your camera’s ISO number up. For people who just got a new camera, the ISO number (in very broad terms) dictates the sensitivity of your camera to the light. The higher the ISO number, the more sensitive your camera will be to the light available.
By increasing your ISO, your camera will utilize the little light available much better. As a result, you will get pictures that are much more crisp and refined!
Modern photography is incomplete without photo. There are countless photo editing software (like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, etc.) that can add a real edge to your pictures. These software can massively improve the quality of your pictures.
As far as winter photography is concerned, all professionals insist that you shoot in RAW. For those of you who don’t know, RAW is a powerful file format which saves all image data recorded by your camera’s powerful sensor when you click a photo.
RAW files are much larger and take much more space on your hard disk (or memory card) than the average JPEG file. The size difference puts people off from shooting in RAW but trust us when we say that they’re well worth the space that they take!
RAW files differ from JPEG and PNG files in the sense that they allow you to add more dimensions and details to your pictures in post-production. As long as you’re working on RAW files, you can completely transform them in Photoshop and Lightroom!
Do you want to improve your photography and take it to the next level? We at Improve Your Photography Online would love to help!