Noisy Lights

Noisy Lights

I know what you’re asking. Why, on the night that I attended my first Nashville Photography Club meeting, did I turn out a fairly boring picture like this? Quite simply, I ran out of time. This gives me a good opportunity to talk about noise caused by high ISO numbers.

You’ll learn more about this in some upcoming blog posts, but check out the top left corner of the picture where there’s the most visible “noise.” I know it’s kinda hard to tell because it kinda blends in with the texture of the wall. But the noise we’re talking about is the static-y appearance of the image. It’s typically best to avoid noise where possible, but it can also be used artistically to give the photo an older look. If you’ve played around in photo editing programs such as Photoshop, you’ll notice that there are several different ways to apply noise to an image, in addition to the regular noise removal tools.

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