How to deal with noise at high ISO

When you push ISO to shoot in available light one thing is there for sure – noise. Most modern pro grade cameras allow you to push ISO quite high, however there is still noise and sometimes it’s something you wish you could avoid. Well, fear not, as there is a way to reduce the noise in post production without help from any noise removing software. You will, however, need Photoshop. So, read on about the technique and hope it helps!

Citiscapes at night recipe

Calgary Cityscape at night

Citiscapes at night are often a very impressive sight. Here are the basic settings that should work for most North American citiscapes.

 

Aperture: f/16
Shutter: 30 sec
ISO: 100

Smoke recipe

Smoke

In case you are looking at how to photograph smoke, here is a recipe that might be a good start for your experiments and adjustments.

 

Aperture: f/11
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Flash: Power set to 1/8 in manual mode
Flash position: 45 degree up and back from the smoke source

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