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Trying to take pictures in low light conditions inside a theater.

I was asked to take some pictures during dress rehearsals for a local theater performance. The lighting they use is very old. I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT. I used a 28-90 lens with a tripod. When I set my ISO at 800 and 1600 some of the pictures looked fine but some of the picture turned out blurry. I got a lot of blurry hands and faces. Then I changed my ISO to between 100-400, almost all the pictures turned out dark. I would like to use the manual modes.( M, AV, TV) Does anyone know what the best setting to use in this type of lighting conditions?

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  • Orffin Dec 06, 2007

    I've recently had the same problem and I'm eager to try the solution listed here. How slow of a "slow shutter speed" would you reccommend?



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When you use high ISO like 800-1600 it will create big novice on image, and when you using law ISO it will be dark for sure.
so the solution is switch cam to TV mode and put into very law shutter speed and use ISO 200-400,make sure you are connected to tripod or else you will not get fine results with law shutter speed. point is when you use law shutter speed camera will take more light to censor even with law ISO your images will be perfect.

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    Saptha Wanniarachchi Dec 06, 2007

    Hi Orffin,
    its all depend on the amount of light you getting on hall, also the action that you going to capture, if you trying to capture something like walking model you need aprox 20-60/sec but if you get change to hold object more than few sec's go for less than 10



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