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HDR Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Tim Cooper

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8. Low-Light and Night Photography

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Extending Your Photographic Day

Low-light and night photography is an exciting way to extend your day of shooting. Unusual color casts, atypical contrast, and vibrant color—shooting at night is mysterious and surprising. It’s amazing the detail the camera reveals, and the light can be otherworldly. Digital cameras make getting good exposures easier than ever, and HDR programs extend our shooting times well into the night.

Poring Over the Picture

Dusk is an amazing time of day. Whereas the sunset is dominated by oranges and yellows, the colors of late ...

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