The cold season is here and it brings with it not only rain, fog, snow and icy cold, but also shorter days and tricky lighting. As a photographer you have a choice of either using a tripod, if you photograph motifs which allow the use of one, or increasing ISO.
I never was a tripod fan. I prefer to shoot handheld, even though this leads to an increase in noise, since I’m forced to up the ISO. And being a user of Sigma cameras, this is less than optimal. For this reason I’m again working on a “quick and dirty” workflow, which can be used to reduce noise without much effort in photos with a blurry background. It’s a combo of Sigma Photo Pro and Lightroom, whereby you can you can either use both applications to reduce noise or only LR. You are probably asking yourselves why photos with a blurry background. Well, lately I’ve been shooting a lot with a Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art and while editing the photos it came to me that the sharp motifs rarely look as noisy as the blurry backgrounds which is why it makes sense to treat them differently noise reduction wise. Next week I will show you what it’s all about. 😉
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