Getting great pictures is easy in perfect conditions with a lot of light. Obviously, you’d need to use light as best you can, so here are our tips (sourced from the pros) on how to achieve the perfect outcome in low light.

The Flash

This may be the tried-and-true approach to low light digital photography, but it’s not ideal in every situation. The flash not only tends to flatten out digital images, but can also interrupt moments you want to capture naturally. Flashes only light the front of the subject, compressing photo depth, which serves to limit the intense effect of digital photography.

Depending on your subject, you can avoid this to a certain extent. It also depends on how the light falls on the surroundings.

Higher ISO

The ISO is the amount of sensitivity of the light falling on the camera sensor. Traditional, non-digital photography is of better quality because of the ISO, which also works with film speed. A downside of it is the noise. Professionals recommend using software to sharpen up your digital photo if the ISO is ideal for the image, but there is a significant increase in noise. Two noise reduction software programs that experts recommend are called “Noise Ninja” and “Neat Image”.

If you don’t have a tripod and don’t push the ISO higher, there might be a problem with camera shaking. Camera shake is worse than noise. Noise is always a factor in digital photography.

A higher ISO allows one to take photos in low light situations in digital photography. If you’re using a non-digital camera, you’ll need to change the roll of film, while digital photography ISO gives you the option to adjust settings. This is helpful if the subject will move or you can’t afford to spend too much time shooting.