Embrace the ‘flaws’
Learn to recognise when a lack of absolute technical quality can increase atmospheric impact
low-light imaging pushes camera technology to its limit, so inevitably there will be image noise present, colour may not be as vibrant as in daylight and the occurrence of blurring through mis-focusing or insufficient shutter speed may be elevated. if these cannot be easily corrected, try using these aspects for creative images. grainy monochrome shots have a classic appeal, but increase ISO within the native range to avoid banding or ‘hot pixels’. furthermore, meter from the highlights to render deep shadows, but crop tighter to limit empty space in the frame.
AboveIMPERFECT BEAUTY WITH A FOCUS ON CONTRAST AND COLOUR, DETAIL IS LESS IMPORTANT IN THIS IMAGE, WHICH WAS CAPTURED ON A SMARTPHONE CAMERA. THE SMALL SENSOR’S GRITTY RENDERING LENDS A FILMIC QUALITY