When we hear about Low Light Photography, the first thing that comes to our mind would be night photography. Actually it is not only night photography, there are other low light situations which we would be going through in this article. We would also see what all techniques we can use to get a good shot in low light conditions.
Let us see, what are the different low light conditions which we will be encountering while photographing a subject.
Depth of Field in photography can be defined as the distance between the subject and surrounding area that are in focus and the background that is out of focus. In another words, it is the range that appears to be sharp. Understanding the depth-of-field and using it wisely can make the difference between an ordinary photograph and a beautiful one.
When you are capturing a photo, you may want the subject to stand out from the rest of the surroundings. In some situations you want to remove the cluttered background. In such a situation you will have to go for an out of focus background or otherwise called as “Background blur”. There are many ways by which you can implement this.
Aperture, Shutter speed and International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) form the basic building blocks in photography. You should be able to control these 3 features in accordance with the environment and situation. Aperture setting is one of the most important factors to get a perfect shot and so understanding aperture is very essential.
There will be situations wherein you will have to use higher and lower values for aperture opening. So, you should know the effect or the change caused through different aperture values.
Rule of Thirds in photography is a well known, some would say infamous thumb rule used in photography. Imagine the photo divided into nine sections using two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines. The four points at which the lines intersect are referred to as the points of interest. When you frame a picture, try to place the important elements in the frame in such a way that they coincide with one or more of these points. This will make the photograph more interesting and beautiful.