It happens to all of us, we take photos when the light is down low. The light comes from the sun, but when you take photos indoors with natural light, it doesn’t always come from the sun. Sometimes you need to use artificial light to create a great looking image. You should also know that the light you have to use in this situation is called flash.
There are different types of lights used for photography. One of them is a strobe. This is a special type of light. There are three parts to a strobe. The first one is a flash tube. It produces the light that you will see in a photograph. The second part is the reflector. The reflector reflects the light coming from the flash tube into the camera’s lens. It is a light source that makes the image brighter. The third one is the power supply. It contains the energy necessary to produce the light that comes from the flash tube. There are two types of strobe lights, and they are continuous and wireless.
Continuous strobe lights usually have a large number of flashes. Wireless strobes don’t require the camera to be connected to them. The light they produce is much more powerful. Both types of lights are useful for the photographer.
The question you may have is how to use them in the right way. A continuous strobe light can be dangerous. You can get your hand burned by touching the hot casing. The best way to use it is to set up the strobe in such a way that the light doesn’t touch your body. For this purpose, you must know the distance between you and the camera and where to put the strobe so that it is not near your body.
Wireless strobes are the safest. To use them correctly, you must know the exact direction and distance from the camera. If you don’t, then you can damage the camera. In this case, you should move the camera to the center of the room and set it up so that the light doesn’t touch your body.
When you are taking photos in the dark, your task is to find the light. It can be either natural light or artificial light. The light can come from outside (sunlight, street lamps, headlights) or inside (a window, a light bulb, a lamp).
Find the direction of the light source
In order to get the best results from a photo, you should know where the light is coming from. For example, a room has windows on the south and east side, and an overhead fluorescent light. In this case, the light is coming from the windows and from the light bulb. If the windows are closed, the light source will be hidden by the shadows.
To know the direction of the light source, use the compass and find the North (true north) point of the compass. Draw a triangle on a map and point the three vertices of the triangle toward the light source. You will be able to determine the direction of the light source based on the angle between the two sides of the triangle.
Use the ISO
Using the ISO setting to adjust the sensitivity of the camera can increase or decrease the brightness of the image. You can use the ISO setting to adjust the amount of light to suit the condition in the dark.
Shutter speed is another important factor that affects the brightness of an image. It is the amount of time the camera sensor is exposed to light. Shutter speed is also called “the length of exposure.” The longer the exposure, the brighter the image.
For example, if the exposure is 10 seconds, the light will come in and out quickly. However, if the exposure is 1/60 second, the light will stay on the camera sensor longer. The longer the exposure, the brighter the image.
There is no standard set time for the exposure of each photograph. This is because the intensity of the light varies according to the weather, time of day, and brightness of the environment. Therefore, you must experiment and find the best time to take the photographs.