DSLR cameras shoot better in low light than traditional video cameras. So, how can you get the best nighttime shots from your DSLR?
Having the right equipment, and most importantly knowing the right camera settings and shooting techniques, is key to getting high quality night time and low light video footage with your DSLR.
In the following video tutorials, 3 industry pros explain their process and optimal settings for getting the best DSLR low light shots.
In this video tutorial by Moritz Janisch, he shares his top rules for getting noise-free nighttime shots. His guide for shooting in low light:
- To avoid noise never go higher than ISO 1600
- Keep your shutter speed between 1/30s and 1/50s
- Aperture should be between F/1.2 and F/5.6
- Use your camera’s native picture style and turn contrast down
Director of photography and popular online educator Philip Bloom shares his tips for Vimeo’s Video School. For nighttime DSLR shooting he uses lenses with low F stops and raises his ISO. A few good takeaways here: