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Tips to keep your digital images noise-free

Added on Wednesday 2nd of May 2012 04:53 am EST
 

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by Stephen Dow
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I’m having trouble controlling noise in my images when shooting with my digital camera. Do you have any recommendations on how I can avoid noise when shooting? I appreciate any suggestions you can provide.

This is a great question, as digital noise is one of the biggest problems faced by digital photographers. The good news is that you can avoid it. The first thing to do is consider your ISO setting. Higher ISO settings tend to display more digital noise than digital images taken at lower ISO settings. The fix is to lower this setting to ISO 200 or ISO 100, if possible, which reduces the camera's sensitivity to light. But this isn’t always the cause of noise. While avoiding noise might be impossible, here are few other suspects to consider when trying to quiet down your noisy images:


 

Underexposed images. If an image sensor can’t get enough light to capture an accurate reading, it’s likely to misinterpret the signal and produce noise. This can be fixed by increasing your exposure compensation or y...