PHOTO: Auto ISO - No Noise?: pre-upload critique.

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KaleviTamm
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:26AM
Hi, it is primarily recommended to keep ISO on 100 to avoid a Noise.
I recently shift my digital camera, which take only black and white images. I made some test images and leaved ISO settings on "Auto ISO".
This image Results was taken in dark cloudy day and camera settled ISO to 320, when looking it in actual size it seems for me "noise free", what is your opinion?

Thanks,

Kalevi

P.S. I have not used any kind of noise reductions.
kelvinjay
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:58AM
In terms of noise, it looks ok. However, the sky is as drab and dull as I've ever seen. The lighting is totally flat on the buildings themselves. Composition is poor, the nearer turret on the right is blocking the spire, which is what the eye is naturally led to and is the focal point. Nearly half of the frame is a dull grey sky.

For stock, I think cityscapes work best in two kinds of weather either glorious blue skies and sunshine, or dark dramatic storm clouds. This shot is of neither and even if it had noise, I think that would be the least of its problems. I'd re-shoot in better weather or worse weather, just not this weather and not from this angle if possible.

(Edited on 2013-03-19 08:58:54 by kelvinjay)
KaleviTamm
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:20AM
Thanks Kelvin,

you are absolutely right, composition is awful and weather terrible, but this image was taken as "test snapshot", without taking to account composition, just see what happens in those weather conditions with "auto iso". I'm happy to hear, that there is no noise, but lighting is totally flat on the buildings sounds bad, how to avoid that in those weather conditions?

Thanks,

Kalevi

(Edited on 2013-03-19 09:39:39 by KaleviTamm)
slobo
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:43AM
Posted By KaleviTamm:
you are absolutely right, composition is awful and weather terrible, but this image was taken as "test snapshot", without taking to account composition, just see what happens in those weather conditions with "auto iso".


well, AUTO ISO is not a fixed number so you can really test it. In this case it is ISO 320 but it could be anything between 100-10000. You are better off testing all ISO settings and see what comes out. However, noise is correlated to the amount of light available. The more light, the less noise even with high ISO.

Posted By KaleviTamm:
I'm happy to hear, that there is no noise, but lighting is totally flat on the buildings sounds bad, how to avoid that?


  shoot on a sunny day early or late in a day.


I just checked your camera and I cannot believe it is $8K for the body only with B&W sensor! Definitely not a good investment for stock photography. I can understand it is for art but that will not sell here.
KaleviTamm
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:55AM
Hi Slobo,

thanks, for suggestions I will do so.
I have somehow to managed with those weather conditions here, as we have not much daylight in winter period here and it is mostly cloudy.
slobo
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:20AM
Posted By KaleviTamm:
Hi Slobo,

thanks, for suggestions I will do so.
I have somehow to managed with those weather conditions here, as we have not much daylight in winter period here and it is mostly cloudy.

such conditions may be very desirable for other subjects because it is like you have a giant light tent over everything. Portraits would come out great. Architecture and abstracts would be good too for as long as you keep it simple.
KaleviTamm
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:45AM
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such conditions may be very desirable for other subjects because it is like you have a giant light tent over everything. Portraits would come out great. Architecture and abstracts would be good too for as long as you keep it simple.
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He-he, thats a cool reply, I have to learn from you how you can turn such of conditions so positive! I thought I leave in complete hell.
You made my day, thanks Slobo!

Regards,

Kalevi

P.S. and don't worry about the camera, it's ok, I only do what I like, not what iStock expect, I like b/w photos and now I can save a time to converting a color images to B/W, iStock is only hobby for me

(Edited on 2013-03-19 11:07:43 by KaleviTamm)
ClarkandCompany
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Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:17AM

Camera Porn Alert! Just kidding Jealous. So that's the B&W Leica? 


Does look nice and clean


On Nikon's you can limit the top end that the Auto ISO goes upto maybe the Leica isn't that advanced?


I'll stick to Silver Efex Pro for the time being.
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