Long time no see, I hope everyone is doing fine
I felt like posting something here again, sharing some experience I had with my Nokia 808.
So here is an example for low light photography by me
Btw. the scene shows the party on the streets after FC Basel 1893 won the Swiss championship.
Here is the scene with all settings set to "Automatic"2013-06-02-0295
, on Flickr
I changed the settings manually in the 808's "Creative Mode" and the result was much better2013-06-02-0298
, on Flickr
I used the following settings in "Creative Mode":
- Resolution: 5 MP (16:9)
I choose 5 MP, so I have enough pixels left for the "PureView" oversampling. Important for colours and noise reduction.
- JPEG quality: Superfine
If you are in the creative settings, always use this option
- Colour tones: Vivid
To be honest, in this scene it didn't really make much of a difference. But after two test shots, I decided to go with that.
- Exposure Value (EV): -0.7
This, in combination with the "Cloudy" scene mode, is actually what fixed the colours!
- Scene mode (white balance): Cloudy
I guess what you see on the picture above could be considered a "cloudy scenario"
It was just an idea to use this option, but it worked out very well in combination of altering the EV.
- ISO: Automatic
Using the automatic settings, the 808 choose values of 64-80.
Playing around with the ISO settings can be helpful in low light, in this case it was not necessary.
- Flash: Off
Since the object was a crowd, there was no point in highlighting the back of the heads directly in front of me.
If you are interested in some additional information about this scene, you can read the full story here on my blog:theonecfw.blogspot.ch/2013/06/pureview-creative-vs-auto-settings-low.html
If you want to see more pictures, go here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/theone1893/sets/72157634070723987/
(I hope it is fine to add those two external links)
Of course every low light situation is different, but maybe you can use some of the information for your own good