Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lab 5: Noise Reduction


Purpose: to test your in-camera noise reduction settings.
Canon may have low, standard and strong noise reduction settings, while Nikon may have noise reduction for low light and for longer exposure.

1.     Find a low light scene, lit by daylight, that includes color, details, and various textures.
2.     Set your camera to shoot JPG
3.     Put your camera on a tripod (some of your exposures will need to have a longer shutter speed; when dealing with long exposures it is best to use the self-timer so that you are not causing handshake)
4.     Use a sharp aperture for your particular lens. This can be assessed from the lens lab exercise where you shot the targets. If you are not sure which aperture to choose we can look at those images together to assess properly.
5.     Set your camera to 100 ISO (or your lowest available ISO) and take a shot at each of your noise reduction settings. Be sure to take note of your shutter speed and aperture for each shot.
6.     Set your camera to 800 ISO and take a shot at each of your noise reduction settings. Be sure to take note of your shutter speed and aperture for each shot.
7.     Set your camera to 3200 or higher and take a shot at each of your noise reduction settings. Be sure to take note of your shutter speed and aperture for each shot.
8.     Open your images in Lightroom and view the images at 100%
9.     Take a screen shot of a part of each image viewed at 100%
10. Post each image to your blog, including your camera settings (ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and noise reduction setting chosen) Total of 9 images (depending on how many noise reduction settings you have.
11. Write a description of how your camera did with the in-camera noise reduction. Did it loose detail? Would you use your camera noise reduction as a method of decreasing noise? If you have multiple noise reduction settings, which one gave the best results without loosing sharpness?

Due on your blog before the end of class time. 

**Make sure that your images are well exposed. Do not shoot a backlit scene.

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