• Many people encounter events where there is a great deal of activity and motion, but all in an environment of low lighting, such as a wedding or reception. Avoid Using Flash While many people might automatically say “use the flash”, this isn’t a very good idea. In fact there are some locations and events that expressly forbid the use of flash photography. This includes museums and theaters as well as special or religious events. During all such moments, the flash will over illuminate the scene, eliminating the background entirely and brightly lighting a portion of the subject. This is a perfect occasion for red eye and poor results. It can also cause the flash to be recorded in the glass of windows as well as eyeglasses, which completely ruins even the nicest image. What

  • The traditionalist Anyone who has ever owned a traditional camera understands that light has an effect on the surface of the camera's film. When the shutter opens, it allows light to enter the camera. The lens reflects the image directly onto the film. The reflected image tells the film how to record the light that came through the open shutter. All of this is affected by the camera's settings, including the film speed (ISO), aperture (F-stop) and shutter speed as well. Digital Digital photography has a great deal of the same language and also requires the use of the shutter, ISO and f-stop, as well as a special medium that is capable of recording the image in front of the camera accurately. The digital age means that no film stock is placed into the body of the camera, and

  • Indoor photography can be among the most challenging subjects for amateur and professional photographers. Lack of windows, natural light and the terrible effects of artificial lighting can all create unappealing or even indistinguishable images. There are ways to work around this however, and some "tricks" include: Pay attention to the direction of existing light When composing photographs indoors it may be tempting to place someone in the brightest location possible in order to get the good lighting, but this may not always be the best method. While side lighting can produce some artistic images, a good photograph may result from using a "fill flash" technique to balance any shadows on the face or subject. Additionally, back-lighting is another great method of using existing

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