Bear in mind that the lower your ISO is, in any ambient light circumstance, the better the quality of your photograph (unless your goal is to create a noisy, or pixelated, or unsaturated, or grainy result).

In low light, use a tripod or a faster lens (i.e., a wider maximum aperture to let more light inside the camera), so you can stick with a lower ISO. If you routinely default to higher ISO settings in any given low-light situation, I guarantee your work will suffer.

Using a tripod will also help you to better compose your photographs. Regardless, if you’re shooting action and need to freeze it, then compromise — fall back as necessary — with a modestly higher ISO setting, so you can use a faster shutter speed.

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