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How-To: Shooting in Existing Light

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How-To: Shooting in Existing Light
Text and Photos by Lynne Eodice

Some of the best photo opportunities present themselves in situations that would appear to pose lighting challenges, such as outdoors at dusk or dawn, or indoors with window light or artificial illumination. This how-to story provides tips on meeting these challenges without using flash.

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To Flash or not To Flash

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Brighten Up and Improve Your Photographs
by Tom Benford

Originally published in March 2008 issue of Digital Photographer

Without a doubt, one of the handiest features of your digital camera is the built-in flash. And, also without a doubt, it’s also the most misused, too. Many people only think of using their flash when the ambient lighting is too dark to give them an acceptable exposure, which is one of the main reasons the flash was built into the camera in the first place. But there are lots of other times you can – and should – be using the flash to brighten up and improve your pictures. Using the flash can often make the difference between a keeper and a trasher, or make a simply good picture into a much better one. The thing is to know when and how to use the flash to best advantage.

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