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Techniques for Shooting Kids In Low Light

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by greenlight, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. greenlight

    greenlight Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 16, 2012
    UK
    Colin B
    Anyone care to share their tips for shooting candid pictures of kids indoors?

    The best tip I've had is to use shutter priority to set a shutter speed high enough to freeze motion (125th and higher works for me) then ride the ISO to get sufficient depth of field.

    I learnt this indirectly from Peter Turnley after reading this post at T.O.P.:

     
  2. Gary5

    Gary5 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 15, 2014
    I'm not sure about your GX1, but my camera can do auto ISO in M mode. So I can set aperture and shutter and let the camera adjust ISO. The downside is losing ability to do any kind of exposure compensation, so I use exposure lock if I have to.
     
  3. greenlight

    greenlight Mu-43 Regular

    56
    Nov 16, 2012
    UK
    Colin B
    Thanks Gary - M mode would be good with auto ISO but I don't think the GX1 can do that. It's certainly something I'll be looking for in my next camera (ideally with the facility to do exposure compensation too).