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Want a Higher ISO? Expect more Noise.

The bois­ter­ous gen­eral opin­ion on Higher ISOs is just that — noisy.

The higher the ISO when tak­ing pho­tographs with your SLR, the more noise it cre­ates. So all of the efforts we make try­ing to tweak and adjust our cam­eras for that per­fect light­ing, coun­ter­acts with the clar­ity of the photograph.

Thus, here is our plea to the cam­era man­u­fac­tur­ers: We have suf­fi­cient mega pix­els, we cer­tainly don’t need more (Since that is what seems cam­era man­u­fac­tur­ers are giv­ing us nowa­days‚¦). Instead why not give us bet­ter low light/noise performance?

It should be noted that some pho­tog­ra­phers, espe­cially fine art pho­tog­ra­phers, can use noise to their advan­tage in order to cre­ate a cer­tain feel. For the most part though, most pho­tog­ra­phers hate noise.

Pho­tog­ra­phy forum link: http://www.photography.ca/Forums/showthread.php?t=1916

Party at the Old Port

Here’s a shot of a huge ship at the old port in old Mon­treal at night. It was of course the lights and their reflec­tions on the water that made this shot inter­est­ing for me. I nor­mally don’t shoot hand­held at slower than 1/30th of a sec­ond and this shot was taken at 1/15.‚ Exif data F2.8, ‚1/15 at ISO 1600. You can click the image to make it tastier on the eyes.

photograph of the old port - Montreal

Low light photography — Photography podcast #40

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #40 talks about low light pho­tog­ra­phy. We‚ try hard to answer the fol­low­ing ques­tion by Andre‚ from Brazil and‚I also add‚a few other‚low light pho­tog­ra­phy tips includ­ing using fast lenses, acces­sories in low light pho­tog­ra­phy and‚the reduced tonal range in low light pho­tog­ra­phy.
Here’s Andre’s orig­i­nal ques­tion:‚ “Hello there, Marko! I just would like to sug­gest a pod­cast on the topic “low light pho­tog­ra­phy”. I’m pretty inter­ested in this topic and related sub­jects, such as tips for tak­ing pho­tographs in bad light sit­u­a­tions, how to pre­serve ambi­ent light when using flash, high ISO vs. dig­i­tal noise, meter­ing modes, tak­ing pic­tures at music con­certs, and so forth.”

You can click all the‚photographs to make them tastier on the eyes.


Roman­tic Walk by Ara­leya


The Dim light of Dusk #2 by Wen­dine


Images by Marko


Photo of the week
This week, the pho­to­graph is by‚Esther Her­nan­dez AKA Maguapho­tos and I com­ment in the pod­cast on why I think this pho­to­graph is fantastic.


Thanks as always for the comments‚and suggestions.‚We LOVE com­ments and sug­ges­tions so please send more.

You can down­load this pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast directly by click­ing the pre­ced­ing link or lis­ten to it almost imme­di­ately with the embed­ded player below.

Even at the end of the day the ‘machine’ keeps working

Now that I’ve resolved to take my cam­era with me more often, I’m likely to shoot more city scapes…like this one. This is just a small part of the enor­mous Shell refin­ery on the east­ern part of the island Mon­treal. It was a quick shot since the light was fad­ing fast. It was shot at ISO 1000 at 1/80 at F.2.8.

Shots like these tend to bother me some­what. There is a sense of indus­try here. Things are hap­pen­ing. Machines are work­ing. Machines are polluting.

.…..and yet the colours and the con­trast seem intrigu­ing. What do you think?

photograph of refinery

Even at the end of the day the ‘machine’ keeps working

Now that I’ve resolved to take my cam­era with me more often, I’m likely to shoot more city scapes…like this one. This is just a small part of the enor­mous Shell refin­ery on the east­ern part of the island Mon­treal. It was a quick shot since the light was fad­ing fast. It was shot at ISO 1000 at 1/80 at F.2.8.

Shots like these tend to bother me some­what. There is a sense of indus­try here. Things are hap­pen­ing. Machines are work­ing. Machines are polluting.

.…..and yet the colours and the con­trast seem intrigu­ing. What do you think?

photograph of refinery