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

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35. THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCATION SCOUTING FOR NIGHTTIME PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTOGRAPHING A SCENE at night means working in the dark, which is not the easiest thing to do. Because the color and quality of the light changes minute by minute after the sun drops below the horizon, you need to figure out what your subject is and where you will be photographing from so you can set up your camera and tripod before the sun starts to set. This involves going around earlier in the day to scout locations that you think will make the best images later.

Night photography begins before the sun sets and preparing for a shoot requires some imagination. You need to be ...

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