Hey guys, I’ve been MIA for a while now and I’m sorry, pretty sure no one cares cause no one actually reads my blog, which is kinda cool because I can write whatever without feeling pressured to be presentable, this kinda feels like my own little Journal. Anyways, if you follow me on my instagram, then I’m pretty sure you have seen this picture before.

Portrait of my beautiful friend

So, this picture was taken on my Nikon D5300 with the 70 – 300mm lens and I’ve mentioned this before but I’ll mention it again, I absolutely love this lens. I love the depth of field that this lens gives and the pictures also always turns out very sharp. Although, this lens has worked wonders for me by bringing me such joy of taking pictures of my friends and family the only thing that upsets me is that it does not work very well when it comes to low light scenarios. Look I’m not an expert when it comes to Photography, I’m still learning so don’t take my words too seriously! Maybe it’s inability to perform well in low light scenarios is because of my camera instead of the lens. Nikon is not the best when it comes to night photography if you compare it with other cameras like that of Sony. Nevertheless, I love Nikon!

Even though it’s not the best when it comes to low light, there are some tips to get those images without actually compromising on the quality of it.

  • You would want to increase the shutter speed to let in more light, however I would recommend you to use a tripod to avoid any blurriness in the image.
  • Lower your F- stop number, the wider the aperture, the brighter the image.
  • Increase the ISO but don’t over do it! You don’t want those grainy look on your image which can not be fixed during post productions.

Now, if you are like me and don’t really like to carry your tripod everywhere you go, take your pictures when there is plenty of natural light available. Also, It’s not practical to make your model stand still just because you have increased your shutter speed because of poor lighting conditions.

Anyways, here are the pictures that I took with this particular lens and thank you so much to my beautiful friend for modelling for me.

Also all of these pictures were taken outdoors during day time with plenty of natural light.

That’s it for today, I hope you get some inspiration to go out and take some portraits as well. Stay safe and healthy! BYEEEEEEEEEEE