44. LOW LIGHT

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WHAT DO YOU do when there isn’t enough light to get a decent photograph? Dealing with low-light situations is a common problem for photographers, but there are techniques and equipment that can help you out.

Technique

Start by assessing the scene. Determine potential problems that might arise during the shoot (and their accompanying solution). Perhaps the football team will be playing a midday game next week that will be much easier to shoot than the game tonight. Maybe the band turns on more lights during a particular song. Maybe if you move your portrait subject closer to the window there will be better (and more) light to work ...

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