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Honing Your Night Vision

Photographing at night is very rewarding, but it doesn’t come without challenges. Common procedures such as locating camera controls, focusing, and composing are more difficult in the dark. While challenging, shooting at night also offers great benefits. One advantage is the ability to slow down and take your time. Some types of photography, like sports or wedding photography, can be stressful due to timing or schedules—if you miss the moment, you miss the shot. Night photography allows us to be more contemplative. In this chapter, I address the advantages and difficulties ...

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