Photography Tips: How to shoot in ‘Bad’ light

by admin November 27, 2016 at 8:55 am

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  1. Thank you so much for taking the trouble recording the video in such frigid weather. Very detailed explanation and great examples. It is even more helpful when you include the data for each photo taken (aperture, shutter, ISO, etc.) Thank you again. A great teacher.

  2. I really like your style. You have a natural way of teaching, not condescending, very clear and encouraging. You encourage the viewer to go along on your journey to find a good shot. Well done.

  3. He's too clean to be Mike. Nothing like the Mike Bomber Brown we normally watch. I like your vids and you do make it interesting but you do shoot some real crap at times.

  4. A very inspirational video, thanks for showing us what can be done; I want to start shooting in less than favourable conditions so this is a big help!
    One thing, yellow isn't a primary colour, it's made up of green and blue which make it a secondary colour :-)

  5. I have a completely opposite problem. I live and work in Saudi Arabia and its usually very hot and most of the days are sunny…very sunny. Its obviously a desert. Can you please make a video about how to shoot and what to shoot in a desert with no hills, no trees and just sand and stones…on a bright sunny day?
    Thanks.

  6. I love how relaxed you are photographing in the street with people passing by. How did you overcome shyness (assuming you were somewhat shy in the beginning) when you first got out photographing in busy areas? Thank you for your work!

  7. Hi Mike, a few days ago I tried photographing some birds in exceptional poor light. Normally the answer would be to leave it for a better day, but due to health problems I have to get out when I can. I had my ISO at 3200, but as I was using the Sigma 150-600 on a Canon 7D II I needed my shutter speed at 1/1000 and my minimal f stop was 6.3 but had it around f8 to get the lens closer to its sweet spot.I was on my mobility scooter and couldn't use a tripod but I was using a sandbag. I have tried to lighten them in Lightroom and Photoshop but this didn't make the photos any better. Any advice on how I could get more light would be greatly appreciated as you make things sound so logical and easy to understand. Thanks.

  8. I don't normally comment on videos Mike but this is a wonderful video. I've recently moved to Bogota and despite being a wonderful city, it is grey at the best of times and i've been lamenting the lack of opportunities to go out shooting. I will quit my moaning and head out and see what I can find! Thanks

  9. What a great video. Thank you for making photography look so simple.
    Just a question: what lens do you usually bring with you when you are shooting? Most of them seem to have great zoom length.

  10. Mike, could you comment on concerns of noise with 1000 ISO with the alley image? I realize some could be corrected in post, but couldn't we also use the tripod and keep the shutter speed low to allow enough light? Assuming that placement of the tripod was possible…Thanks so much!!

  11. you're getting too big again or i don't know if it's only the jacket you're wearing. just a bit of concern here coz you're one if not the best mentor i have in my photography learning process here on youtube. more power and best of health, sir!

  12. Sometimes the BEST pix are the ones with gloomy weather, huge dramatic clouds in the sky. Sun can cause issues a lot of times (flare, heavy shadows, etc). Use the light and tools you are given at any one time to make it work. Great video. Glad you didnt get run over. Not sure you could do this in a big city with much stricter traffic laws though.

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