Help with the “graininess”, please!

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  1. vesko

    vesko TPF Noob!

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    This is one of the tall buildings at Surfers’ Paradise on the Gold Coast

    Sunset f5.6 1/13s 85mm (17-85) ISO400

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    Is there any way (with PS) to reduce the grainy look of this image. Also I’ve heard there is a separate program for that?

    Now I’m convinced ISO400 will always give you grain, or am I wrong? Could I have done something better?

    Thanks
     
  2. crazyfreespirit

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    Sorry mate, can't help with the grain, I've got the same problem. However I do really like the shot. It's like like a building in the heavens, or high up in a city of clouds (star wars anyone?).
     
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    Nice reference!

    I like the shot also, very nice capture. I think Noise Ninja also works on this, but I may be wrong. (Someone else can correct me)
     
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    What camera are you using? Noisewear works pretty good but it costs. I purchased it last spring and hardly use it. It doesn't look that grainy here but it's small. I can shoot my 40d at 1200'ish and get hardly any grain at all. It just depends on your camera and exposure. Hope that helps!
     
  5. That One Guy

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    400 will give you some grain......1600 will really put it on there.

    i shoot @ 100 mostly. if you shoot in "lower light" situations you will probably need a tripod. ISO100 needs quite a bit of light for you to be able to get a high enough shutter speed to handhold.

    also try some of the noise reduction progs that were posted above.

    good luck.

    btw- i don't really see that much grain, but then again my eyes are starting to go to hell
     
  6. EYEAM4ANARCHY

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    There's a limit to how much grain you can eliminate without sacrificing too much sharpness, but Neat Image works pretty well. They have a free version, too.
     
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    for this small amount of grain i'd just try the photoshop reduce grain filter. gets some good results sometimes.
     
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    NeatImage!
     
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    Noise Ninja is what I use.. personally though, I don't see a problem with your image...
     
  10. vesko

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    Thanks guys!

    I jumped on Neat Image (thanks EYEAM4ANARCHY) as it's free and am happy with the results

    original

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    after Neat Image

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    It experimented with other images and it works well (not always), but I'll also try Noise Ninja. Still ISO100 or 200 would've been better.

    Thanks for the help!
     

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