Low light photography at night without flash gives you a new appreciation of your surroundings. If you take the time you can achieve some stunning results!
As you increase the ISO (or amplification) of your available light in digital photography it has the effect of introducing noise into your images. While the current range of DSLR's generally produce good results, sometimes the images need a little bit of help.
After testing a number of different products (all the big names that I could find evaluation copies of software for on the net) I have settled on Noiseware Professional.
Overall, with my testing it produced the most effective and natural looking results across a broad range of different subject matter in different lighting conditions.
Over time digital camera's can (and do) develop pixels that are either permanently dark (dead pixels) or permanantely bright (stuck). Don't confuse this issue with hot pixels which become apparent on long exposure, low light photography.
Depending on what you intend to do with the photo's and the number of pixels affected it will determine whether this presents a problem or not.
Looking to create some high quality high resolution panoramic images? There are many methods and software packages available to do this. Some better than others!
Around 12 months ago we started looking at the available options. We wanted a way of producing consistently high quality pictures from multiple images stitched together with a seamless transition between the images. The expectation was that we wanted to do this on a shoe-string budget! A lot of different products were evaluated before we decided on the best one for the job.
For the impatient we have a couple of images to show you on one of our other websites. Just click on the below image to be taken to the panoramic album at NZ Digital Images - this particular image is 27 Mega Pixels or 9000 x 3000 pixels and made by stitching together 4 images. There are only a couple of pictures on display at the moment but we will be adding some more shortly.
The largest luxury cruise ship to visit New Zealand, the Sapphire Princess is back in Auckland again. Since her inaugural visit to New Zealand on the 17th Dec 2004 she has returned several more times.
At an impressive 290 metres in length, 41.5 M in breadth and standing 54m above the water the Sapphire Princess boasts an impressive 1,339 passenger cabins and caters for about 3, 078 passengers.