One of the challenges I have had lately is photographing in low light. I have a Nikon D50, which I read is an older camera with a smaller sensor, thus having a harder time picking up low light. So my lens won’t focus, or if it does, the picture turns out really dark. This even happens with my manual settings at the highest light-gathering setting, ISO 1600 at 1/60 shutter speed (for hand-held pictures).
Photographing at ISO 1600 means that my pictures turn out grainy. Here’s how the original RAW photo looks.
After processing in Photoshop, it turns out way better:
Now this picture looks fairly good at a small size like above. But at the regular resolution, it looks more like this:
My friend Jack introduced me to an amazing filter. It’s called Topaz DeNoise and it gives incredible results by removing the little grains of noise and smoothing out the picture. After using it, the photo looks like this:
It is super easy to use and I can’t believe the difference in results. Using this filter is a whole lot cheaper than going out and buying a new camera!
Topaz DeNoise is regularly $79.99 but until August 31 there is a special coupon for $30 off. Just enter the code “DOUBLESPEED.”