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The Enthusiast's Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography, 1st Edition by Alan Hess

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1. NIGHT AND LOW-LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY IS DIFFICULT

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PHOTOGRAPHING IN LOW LIGHT is difficult because there is not a lot of light—this seems pretty obvious. But the lack of abundant light can create a lot of different issues. In low-light situations it is more difficult to focus and much more difficult to achieve proper exposure. Shooting sports, action, and events in low light means shooting with a very shallow depth of field, making your focus critical. You also need to use a high ISO, which creates more digital noise, just to get a high enough shutter speed to freeze the action.

When you’re shooting in low light, you can no longer trust your built-in ...

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