Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3175 posts, RR: 51 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3563 times:
Tonight I was trying out some action shots around sunset. I set ISO to 400 and fired away. However, practically all got rejected. Can one really expect the same sharpness under these conditions? What about grain, I'm under the impression that my camera produces too much of it at this setting...
What's the alternative, no photos of this kind at all?
Feedback and tips on how to do better are highly appreciated!
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3292 times:
Certainly way too much noise for 10D at 400ISO - even 800ISO should be better. I suspect you are underexposing (possibly metering is being overly influenced by the bright light sources) which always increases noise - you may need to dial in some exposure compensation.
I think some test shots with careful reference to the histogram display will be the secret to success. I would suggest that you accept "blown highlights" in the bright light sources (there's no detail to be seen in these anyway) and try and get the main subject a bit brighter.
I think your main problem is going to be "sensor flare" - take a look at the lenses you have avaible to you and try and concentrate on those with a deeply recessed rear element.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3284 times:
Good thing is you're prepared try new things, and then to listen to and learn from experts like Colin. Some of our contributors faced with a similar situation to yours having tried something new (ie. a few rejections) would throw their toys out of the pram and not play anymore.
Boieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
your lucky I screened those pictures. Perhaps "kiltman" would have rejected them. I liked the creative part of your pictures and thought they would make an interesting addition to the database. I think I even asked you at one point if they had been shot at 800 iso, I found there was a lot of grain on those pictures.
Hope you can go and try some other similar shots, like with anything it takes some time to get it right...