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Shooting At Dusk 

Dynamic scenes after sunset

ArticleOutdoor and Travel Techniques and How-Tos - by PPSOP Staff, June 10, 2011

When it comes to shooting cityscapes, the time to do it is after sunset or before sunrise. Too many photographers pack up their gear at sunset and head home, but the most dramatic shots are still waiting for you. The trick is to shoot at the right time.

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TAGS: exposure,  sunrise,  sunset,  Focus on Travel Photography,  Focus on low light photography,  dusk 

Night Shots: AdoramaTV

Digital Photography 1 on 1

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, May 2, 2011

Adorama Photography TV presents shooting at night! In this episode Mark Wallace shows you how to shoot at night using only the moon and stars as your source of light.

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TAGS: night,  Nikon D3s,  Adorama TV,  Focus on low light photography 

Six Ways to Hand-Hold Your Camera

Shake-reduction photo techniques

ArticleBeginner Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, March 29, 2011

When the light gets low and you don't have a tripod, you need to get a better grip on your camera. Here are a few tips to help you and your camera go steady.

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TAGS: shake,  handheld,  anti-shake,  Focus on low light photography 

FAQ: What’s a Back Side-Illuminated Sensor?

Low-light salvation

ArticleCompact Digital Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Fred Singer, March 23, 2011

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Digital photography took a digital step forward in reducing digital noise and improving image quality started in 2009 with the first Back Side-Illuminated Sensor. What is it and how is it different from other sensors?

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TAGS: digital camera,  DSLR,  sensor,  Focus on low light photography,  backside-illuminated sensor 

Portrait Photographer, Rachael Kuivinen—AdoramaTV

How'd They Do That?

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, March 17, 2011

Adorama Photography TV presents "How'd They Do That" featuring Rachael Kuivinen, a location wedding photographer.

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TAGS: wedding photography,  Adorama TV,  Focus on low light photography 

FAQ: What is Noise in a Digital Photograph?

In-depth answer to a basic digital photography question

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, March 15, 2011

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You’ve probably read or heard about unacceptable noise in digital photos. What does that mean and how does it occur?

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TAGS: digital camera,  low light,  ISO,  noise,  noise reduction,  Focus on low light photography 

All About Anti-Shake Technology

Another low-light photography advantage

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, March 9, 2011

Anti-shake technology has improved since it was introduced over ten years ago and has helped to reduce shaky photos. What, exactly, is it?

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TAGS: vibration reduction,  sharp,  shake,  image stabilization,  handheld,  anti-shake,  Focus on low light photography 

Handling Noise in the Digital Darkroom

How to reduce noise, carefully, in Photoshop, Lightroom, and beyond

ArticleDigital Darkroom, Post-Processing & Printing Techniques and How-Tos - by Diane Miller, March 8, 2011

Noise always increases with ISO and there is no magic bullet for it, but it is controllable with a little care.

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TAGS: noise,  noise reduction,  Photoshop CS5,  Focus on low light photography 

FAQ: What is Ambient Light?

A basic guide to the light around us

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, March 7, 2011

A reader writes: “I’ve heard the term “Ambient Light” used by photographers and know it’s important, but I only have a vague notion about what really it means. Can you give me a clear explanation.”

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TAGS: light,  natural light,  Focus on low light photography,  ambient light 

Product Review: Nik Dfine 2.0

Grain, grain, go away!

ArticleDigital Darkroom, Post-Processing & Printing Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, March 3, 2011

Low light, high-ISO photography has never been easier and image quality has never been better than it is today. But there’s still digital noise. Let’s take a look at Nik Dfine, a popular noise-reduction plug-in.

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TAGS: digital darkroom,  noise,  noise reduction,  software,  Nik,  Focus on low light photography 

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