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Old Dec 13, 2010, 5:34 PM   #1
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So there will be many times, where you do not have a flash or cannot flash. Some stadiums do not allow it, and many gyms. So what do we do? We crank up the ISO and hope for the best. If you have a 2.8 Lens or better you can usually do OK at stopping the action, but with that high ISO it looks like mush many times over. We must not forget to post edit. Post editing can take a photo from blah to usable and that is the main objective.

Here is a quick series. Photo 1 is the straight from the camera. Photo 2 is run thru and ISO reduction program. Photo 3 is color corrected and brightened up some.




And if you cannot see much difference here is 100% crop of his face...




Feel free to add and or comment away. This photo was taken with 6400 ISO. The first image I would not give to anybody... the 3rd is usable.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 10:04 PM   #2
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So when you edit. You run thru and ISO reduction program first before you do any editing on the photo?
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i am looking for a noise reduction program. What did you use, what is out there, and what would you recommend?
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i am looking for an iso reduction program. What did you use, what is out there, and what would you recommend?
Eric, there are quite a few NOISE reduction programs out there (and that's what I'm assuming the OP is referring to). Noise Ninja, Neat Image, Community Noiseware, are just a few to start with. Gimp, Photoshop, Digikam, have either plugins or built-in noise reduction.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 9:40 PM   #5
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Ive been using Topaz Denoise.
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 10:03 AM   #6
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I used neat image for this one.

@aced19 Yes I ran it through neat image first before anything else.
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If you use Noise Ninja it can be used/incorporated into an "action/PP " in any version of Adobe Photoshop!
Though I agree with bruce that a good few pics can be rescued through P&P the only real way of beating low light is to invest in the fastest lens's + the best cameras! (costly but the truth unfortunately!!). Graham.
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