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Cool Tools at Work: An Outdoor Halloween Portrait with Photoflex FirstStudio Portrait Kit

Presented by Adorama and Photoflex Lighting School

ArticleLighting Techniques Techniques and How-Tos - by Ben Clay, October 23, 2013

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Use studio lights outside and capture your little monster, superhero, or ghost in the Haloween spirit.

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TAGS: lighting technique,  color temperature,  low light,  tungsten,  children,  Lensbaby,  Photoflex,  halloween,  continuous 

Three-Point Lighting for Video and Podcast Interviews

DSLR Video Tips—AdoramaTV

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Richard Harrington, July 17, 2012

AdoramaTV Presents DSLR Video Tips with Richard Harrington. Join Rich as he discusses three-point lighting when shooting an interview on DSLR.

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TAGS: adorama,  digital,  camera,  digital camera,  light,  light stands,  lighting,  digital SLR,  aperture,  digital imaging,  lighting technique,  low light,  cameras,  shadows,  shadow/highlight,  Adorama TV,  Lowel,  Arri,  TV,  light meter,  Shadows Highlights 

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 

Tripods: The ultimate image stabilization

No shaky shots. Guaranteed.

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Joe Farace, December 25, 2008

In this time of high-tech image stabilized and vibration reduction lenses as well as anti-shake capabilities built into cameras from Sony, Olympus, and Pentax, you might wonder if you even need a tripod? I think so. Let me tell you why.

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TAGS: tips,  stabilization,  low light,  image,  stabilize 

Use fast lenses for low light

Wide aperture lenses can see more in the dark

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Joe Farace, December 23, 2008

Most lenses are designed to work under normal lighting conditions. In photographic terms, "normal" generally means outdoors. Normal lighting may work in overcast weather, shade of trees or buildings, or in brightly lit rooms with skylights and plenty windows, but the real world isn't always like that.

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TAGS: SLR,  tips,  low light,  fast,  taking 

Mud in the fast lane

Three compact digital cameras were tested at high ISOs. They all failed.

ArticleCompact Digital Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, September 11, 2008

We've established that you'll get your best overall image quality with a compact digital camera at its lowest settings, but what happens at their highest ISO speeds?

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TAGS: test,  digital,  camera,  compact,  lighting,  resolution,  image quality,  low light,  high ISO 

"Normal" lens buying guide

Life begins at 50

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Fred Singer, February 21, 2008

If one way to overcome problems associated with low light is to shoot at a wide aperture, then you need a wide-aperture ("fast") lens. Most kit zoom lenses only open to around f/3.5 or f/4, and fast zooms that maintain a maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range cost a mint.

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  lenses,  low light,  prime lens,  fast,  lens 

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