Taking photos in the dark is one of the hardest things for me. It’s something I avoid but I realize that if I avoid it I won’t ever get good at it.
Maybe you’ve had this awesome idea to photograph something but it just didn’t come out right because you didn’t have enough light and using the on camera flash didn’t capture the right mood.
Here’s a situation. You’re at the high school gym and your child is playing in a basketball game. Here’s the perfect chance to get your child in action. You go to take a picture of them and all of a sudden your photo is dark and you wonder what happened.
More than likely you had your flash on and you thought everything would be perfect. Well the truth is, taking sport photos in low light situations is a very difficult task. First of all, it’s an action sport and so, you want to capture the person in action without them being too blurry.
If you don’t keep your lens up which creates less light hitting your memory card or film, whatever you might have then in your camera, you’ll end up with a blurry nothing. And then, if you decide to put on your flash but when you put the flash on your child or the subject running or jumping is not close to your flash so all you end up with is a bright light with no image of your child whatsoever so how do you remedy this well first of all you’re definitely going to need a tripod
Low light situations require a tripod so that you don’t have handshake and blur and you’re also going to need to make your ISO higher for low light situations.
Your aperture should be at least nine or even lower. Hey, if you’ve been successful at this go ahead and leave a comment below and tell us what you’ve done to help get beautiful photos in low light situations