Profesora en las sombras (shot at ISO 6400 in near darkness)

by Kelly Landrum

profesora en las sombras shot at iso in near dark kelly landrum

Gallery: Livingstone College Spring Concerts, 2010

Category: Uncategorized

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2010-04-21 23:01:24
Focal Length : 200/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/12
Exposure Time : 1/13
Aperture Value : 2.8
F Number : 2.8
Iso Speed Ratings : 6400
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Thursday 22nd of April 2010 01:56:23 PM


Landrum Kelly

Focusing in near darkness is a challenge.  AF often can't pick up anything to work with, and MF is hard because the viewfinder gets so dark.   So, sometimes one has to settle for a bit of blurriness, but it is worth it if the subject is worth the time and trouble.  This one of a colleague is a case in point. 

I console myself that, even with f/2.8 and ISO 6400, I am still going to be working with a very slow shutter (1/13 sec in this case)--and I feel pretty good coming back with anything at all in such extreme conditions.  (The stage was reasonably well-lit, but the auditorium itself was in near darkness.)

Shallow DOF comes into play as well when one is shooting in low light, due to the wide apertures.  My guess is that the shallow depth of field, not camera shake, was the primary problem  here.


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