Took some shots yesterday at a Butterfly Conservatory. I would like to go back and get some more and eventually have good enough quality to enlarge and print some of them. Many that I took are acceptable, but I do see the noise and don’t think they would come out to well if they were cropped and enlarged.
ISO needed to be at least 400 and sometimes 800 to get anywhere close to being able to take a decent hand held shot. Most shots have to be taken at 200mm, wide open (f 5.6 with this lens) Shutter speeds ranged from 1/20 to 1/200 with the average being around half a second. I’ll get better at capturing them with practice, but can’t see that I can go below 400 ISO
I’m not usually too tuned in to noise in photos, and quite often don’t even notice it when others are complaining about it, but I do see it in most of the shots from yesterday, and would like to know:
1.How to minimize it when shooting. Are there any techniques for exposure or lighting to pay attention to so one can minimize noise even when shooting at high ISO settings.
2.The best process to remove it after shooting. I believe Dave H. Has mentioned Neat Image. I am wondering if anyone here is using Neat Image with Windows 7 and also (Dave) what version are you using. Is it the free trial, or do you have one of the official versions.
3.Any other suggestions are welcome.