Low Light Photography Tips – Infographic

We’ve just finished our four part series on low light photography.  Low light photography is something that we all must deal with as photographers.  Whether you’re taking photos with a point and shoot during an evening out, shooting a wedding party or capturing a landscape at dusk it’s important to understand the basics of shooting with low light.  Photography is all about light, low light photography is no different and it offers new challenges and opportunities for creativity.

The first three parts in our series are:

Our fourth part is our low light infographic which we’re providing as a quick reference.  We thought beginners may want to print it out and keep it on them as they learn about low light shooting.  We have a few versions of it below so if you do print it click on for the biggest version.

Feel free to insert the full infographic on your blog for your readers benefit, just credit us back as the source using the code below.  Enjoy!

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53 Responses to “Low Light Photography Tips – Infographic”

  1. manwolf April 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Hi guys! I love your website. Not only you provide informations about different cameras but also provides tutorials for beginners like me. I only have a Panasonic Lumix LX3 and this infographic really help! Please continue providing these ok? Thanks! More power!

  2. ADWheeler Photography April 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Gently press the shutter button and leave your FIGURE on it?!? Don’t you mean finger?

    • Editor April 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

      Good catch, proof read, proof read, proof read and then proof read some more.

  3. Hank April 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Setting’s?
    Settings.

  4. Bobbi April 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Thank you so much! Love the charts/settings.

    • Editor April 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

      Glad we could help

  5. JoeA April 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Great post! I’ve been wondering about how to shoot in low light. Will definitely be trying this.

    • Editor April 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

      Glad we could play a small part in inspiring you!

  6. Lonetide April 6, 2011 at 2:35 am #

    Generally decent information.

    However.

    The apostrophe. Learn it. Love it. Use it correctly.

  7. FiXato April 6, 2011 at 5:07 am #

    Nice reference poster! :)
    But, as some others already pointed out, proof read, proof read, proof read.. It’s “lessen” the shadows, not “lesson”.

    • Editor April 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

      Sorry about that, glad you enjoyed it all the same

  8. Jeff Witt April 6, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Typos:
    “diffuser to lesson” -> “diffuser to lessen”
    “leave your figure on it” -> “leave your finger on it”

    I caught those two just skimming it. A more thorough reading may be warranted. I suggest reading it backward. That helps.

    • Editor April 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

      Besides those mistakes, we hope you still enjoyed it.

    • Amanda May 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

      and also… ” Take a photos like a sniper”? try “take a photo” or “take photos”

  9. Chuck April 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    Great quick guide!! Keep up the great articles.
    And thanks to the repondents for the English lesson!

  10. 1 Snap Music! April 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    And, once you’ve learned all the rules/tips of low light photography, please break them for great artistic effect! ;)

  11. DW Design April 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Thanks! This is awesome!

  12. Matt April 11, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    Great site! Even reading over stuff I generally know has uncovered some little gems. Good stuff LH, you make my camera sing. And honestly, I could see right through any editing slips. I guess I’m just ahead of the curve.

  13. Liewilyn Baynosa April 25, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    thanks for the tutorials in your site… i found it very helpful…

  14. Antoon May 3, 2011 at 2:38 am #

    nice infographic

    you probably want to mention that using VR with a tripod is not so often a great working combination. Unless you’re sure your VR has active tripod detection capabilities, I would probably recommend to switch VR off.

  15. Will Knot B. Revealed Snr. June 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    A good enough guide let down but by unforgivable grammar. ♥

    • Clint January 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

      Why was the grammar unforgivable? Did you, or did you not get what the article intended? Quit bringing down the author, they are doing us a favor by posting great information.

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