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Tutorial on how to take photos in low light and no tripod svperbugoy Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 1 N: 7] (118)::2011-10-27 6:46
Hi Guys,

I need help on how to take shots on low light without tripod, I have tried taking shots but image noise is getting stronger because I am increasing the ISO. Is there another setting to have crisp image without getting Noise? thanks for the help guys my body is 7d with Sigma 10-20mm f:/4.0-5.6 & 1ds with Canon 24mm f/2.8

Bugoy
Re: Tutorial on how to take photos in low light & no tripod chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)::2011-10-27 8:37
Use the manual settings to over ride auto. Instead of say f5.6 at 1/200 second, use a bigger aperture, & longer exposure time eg f16 at 1/60th second. F11 up will give star patterns, too. A tripod is a must. Press the shutter very gently or use a cable release. If it's windy, hang your bag in the middle to stabilise it. Otherwise, improvise with whatever is handy, a fence, a post, a tree & coins to prop up one side of the camera to remove tilt. Take a small torch if you don't know where all your camera settings are in the dark.
Tutorial on how to take photos in low light and no tripod OeilMagique Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 802 W: 80 N: 58] (308)::2011-10-27 8:38
Take a look at a small item called "the pod" and you will be amazed.The link is bellow for the company, watch the video. It does not always replace a tripod but in many occasions it does and sometimes it is even more convenient. Very inexpensive and very practical. I got the small one for a point and shoot but for a 7D I would probably get the slightly larger one. (I have used it with a 20D)

http://www.thepod.ca/
Re: how to take photos in low light and no tripod RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)::2011-10-27 20:19
Hi Bugoy,
Normally one requires the use of a tripod,bean bag,flash,low ISO settings to capture an image with minimun noise,when taken in low light.It would also help if you tell us @ what ISO level does your camera start to show to much noise.I noticed with some of your posted long exposure night shots,that they are free of noise,did you use a tripod for those? or? & do you have a noise reducing software similar to Neat?

Ron