How to Get Clean Photos When Shooting at High ISOs

Depending on what you shoot, you might have to take photos at high ISO levels. While modern cameras have made remarkable advancements in their ability to handle high ISOs, you will still have to deal with noise. This helpful video tutorial will show you how to work to reduce that noise and to get clean images. 

Coming to you from Walks On The Wild Side, this excellent video tutorial will show you how to deal with high-ISO noise in images. By far, the most common mistake I see photographers make with regards to high-ISO shots is simply using too low an ISO in an attempt to reduce noise. However, when you push a file too much in post, you will often see worse noise than if you had gotten it right at the time of exposure. I was guilty of this for years, but once I embraced using the right ISO to get the exposure as close to correct as possible in camera, the quality of my files improved noticeably. And with today's advanced post-processing programs, you can do quite a lot to get rid of that noise in post and produce clean final photos. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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STEVEN WEBB's picture

Here's how I take care of noise and preserve sharpness: DxO Photolab 6 Deep Prime XD.

Jon Home's picture

I couldn't agree more.
Deep PRIME XD with correct settings ( Noise model - 25 to -30) i better/much better than Topaz.