Chapter Six. Extremely Low Light, No Flash Allowed

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Does this sound familiar: The wedding is about to start. The church is dimly lit, with almost no illumination on the couple. The guests are ready with their point-and-shoot cameras with built-in flash, and you—the person being paid to photograph the wedding—were instructed not to use flash during the ceremony. The irony is painful, but what can you do?

Good photographs are often a combination of great light and a great moment. But how do you capture that great moment when it happens in low light?

Even if you are shooting in extremely low light, pay attention to the direction and quality of light. ...

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