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

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32. PLAN AHEAD

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PLANNING AHEAD greatly increases the chances that you will capture better images. When it comes to photographing sports, weddings, concerts, and other events of this kind, there are some things you can do ahead of time that will help.

  • Watch the lights: When you shoot concerts, plays, recitals, and other low-light events, the lights can change drastically during the shoot. Watch how they move and what they illuminate. For example, if there are spotlights, there will be a lot more illumination on the main performer, making him or her easier to shoot and a lot brighter than the surrounding areas. You can use higher shutter speeds ...

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