In this night photography tutorial Serge Ramelli shows us how to get low noise night photos hand held that look beautiful.
You don’t have to set your aperture wide open in low light with this technique to good quality results. This will let you get more of your landscapes in focus buy using as high as 5.6 aperture in low light.
You will need to shoot five plus images in RAW format burst mode to get these results and combine them in Lightroom and Photoshop to combine and finalize the results.
1. Set your camera on Continuous Shooting mode.
2. Open you aperture as wide as you can – F2.8 or F4 but 5.6 is doable.
3. Set your speed around 1/30th of a second, and boost the ISO between 2000 to 3000.
4. Take 5 photos minimum.
5. Take the first photo, retouch it and sync your retouch using Lightroom.
6. Open as layers in Photoshop.
7. Align the photos.
8. Select the layer and convert to smart object.
9. Go to Layers – Smart Object – Stack mode and try using Mean or Median and see what works the best.