What I Learnt Today
On my camera, it doesn't handle high image sensitivity very well and for that reason I have never shot above iso 250. When looking through a friend's images that inspire me, I noticed how much noise was in the images. I only just noticed the noise because I had been focusing on the amazing composition. These were images taken at night at really high sensitivities because of the low light. After this I decided to try something new, I pumped up the sensitivity to iso equivalent 6400 and started shooting.
By doing this I had opened up a whole new world of imagery at night. I also noticed by using a high iso, the vibrancy of the images was much higher, putting a totally different feel to the whole thing. Check out the images I took on this inspired night here, also included are some images taken the morning after - - let me know what you think!
This technique can also be applied to other scenarios as well, not just low light. Next time you are shooting, I recommend just going for that great image, not making sure everything is perfect. In my experience it pays off!
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