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Branimir Tonkovic
Proper exposing in low light conditions
on Sep 23, 2015 at 8:52:35 pm

Hey everybody,

This is more a general video question but I didn't find a better place to put it.

I have a Sony a7s and plan to record a project only during the night only with natural lighting.

The camera and the lenses are doing great in these conditions but I have another problem.

As I want to get all the shots to look similar I don't know what to follow as a reference.

I am looking at the histogram and exposure value (stops)

Any tips how can I use these tools to get similar results with the shots.

For example I am giving one shot that is very similar to what I want to achieve. I know that this is Hollywood production with proper lighting but just to get the levels of light in the shot.



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Steve Crow
Re: Proper exposing in low light conditions
on Sep 24, 2015 at 1:56:09 am

Yes, I think the histogram is going to be your new best friend. The F-stop is just one of several camera settings that give you the exposure (the other two main ones being shutter speed and ISO of course.)

The other aspect to consider is your color grading. In post you can do a lot to match the exposure between different clips if the lighting is similar

Steve Crow


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