“There are two parts to what I want to say about this picture of a church in Corfu. The first part is about the light shining in through the window. This is a single image. No HDR here. This is what my camera captured, processed in Lightroom only.
I was drawn to the light shining in through the window illuminating this incredibly dark space. It was striking, late morning light. Bright, directional and golden in this dark, quiet atmospheric space.
So that was the scene I saw and wanted to capture.”
The windows had some kind of orange covering, I didnt look too closely at what it was, but it gave the effect of a warming gel filter to the scene.
“So how did I do this? This is how. This is the technical part of the story.
The all-important settings were
- Shutter 1/13th second
- Aperture F8
Hand held. I pushed the ISO and sacrificed potential noise for sharpness of image capture. And stood nice and steady. And this is what I got – a pretty good hand-held image capture.
And this is the point. No-one (except for other photographers) cares about noise in a photo.
But everyone cares about blurry photos.”
Yep. Thats ths point. Don’t worry about noise. Worry about blurry photos. And if someone has gone to the trouble of giving you some different lighting do the best you can with it.