Low Light Shooting

Corridor Digital gave us an excellent video talking about iso, aperture and shutter speed for a night shot.

We can reduce ISO and increase aperture/reduce shutter speed to compensate for the low light shot. If the footage gets grainy, we can shoot at higher resolution to make the grain relatively smaller.

In dark scenes, having edge lighting helps to separate the subject from the background. A light near the camera helps to give highlights to the subject’s eyes to connect the audience the the emotions of the character. Low F-stop lens also helps subjects close to camera get more light, but depth of field is very low.

Desaturating every color except blues, greens and purples can push a shot towards overcast/night conditions. Use diffused lighting to create super soft lights to eliminate harsh sunny conditions.


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