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

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6. ADD SOME LIGHT WHEN YOU NEED TO

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SHOOTING LOW-LIGHT IMAGES doesn’t mean you can’t add some light when you need to. The key is to know what type of light to add and how much so that you don’t ruin the low-light look of your images. This is especially true for portraits shot in low light where you want to shine a little light onto the subject. In Figures 6.1 and 6.2 you can see the difference it made when I added a touch of light to my portrait of Sam. In this case, I used an off-camera flash with a softbox.

We’ll cover photographing portraits in low light in more detail in chapter 3.

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