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NIGHT SHIFT - Introduction to night photography
Dusan Labuda (DusanLabuda)
Night photography will force you to think a bit more than common daylight shooting. Now you are challenged by the low light and an unusual ratio of highlights and shadows. Your hunt for light will squeeze out the maximum from your gear. Done correctly, it will also unleash the power of your mind and body to change your daytime habits into "The Night Shift" mode. There are several questions to be considered before one starts shooting in low light. Read more...
How to Expose for Pinpoint Stars Over a Landscape
Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)
Trying to capture detail in both the landscape and the stars can be difficult, but from about one hour before sunrise to approximately 30 minutes before sunrise there is a sweet spot that allows you to capture enough information in both areas to produce a stunning final image. Follow Mike Hagen as he goes through the checklist of 10 steps to perfect star photography. Read more...
Tips for Shooting Live Music
There are a couple of standard rules of engagement that you should follow when shooting musicians. How to get good shots even without flash? Which lens to choose? What settings to use? Josh Larkin answers all these questions. Read more...
Bookshelf 20: Night, Low Light & Concert Photography
Here you find various recommended Night, Low Light & Concert Photography books. Read more...
How to photograph fireworks
J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)
When the summer sets in, the heat wave usually comes accompanied by joyous celebrations all around the world, many enhanced by fireworks displays. How to set everything up? This article provides tips on aperture, shutter speed, framing and focus. Read more...