I was taking photos of birds in a cloudy day and in an area of forest where light was even low under a tree as compared to other areas.
I used 70-300 mm kit lens. When trying to take photo even at 1/10 or 1/20 with f/6.3, the images were coming too dark. I even increased ISO to 500 but still the photos were dark. I wanted to avoid using higher ISO value.
When this didn't work, I set the camera to Aperture priority mode. This time the photos were clear, at least on camera screen, but when I transferred on computer, I realized the camera automatically increased ISO to 25600.
This resulted in too much noise in the image. Even with Lightroom, I am not able to enhance the quality of the image. The photo came out blurred.
I checked the values which camera used with Aperture Priority mode:
- 1/400 sec
- 300 mm
- ISO 25600
I am using Nikon D 5600 with 70-300 mm kit lens.
How to adjust exposure and maintain sharpness without increasing ISO in manual mode?
The attached image is one such sample of the poor quality image.