Foundations of Photography: Night and Low Light

April 27, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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Digital cameras offer tremendous convenience over their film counterparts, but one of the most dramatic changes opened up by digital imaging technology is the world that exists in low light. Whether you need to shoot an event in a dark auditorium, a landscape at night, or simply want to shoot in your house after the sun goes down, you need a particular skill set, and this Lynda.com course will give it to you. This four-hour course will walk you through all the details of preparation, shooting, and post-production for any kind of low-light or night shooting that you might be interested in. Watch it now right here!

Shooting Landscapes by Moonlight

August 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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One of the great advantages of a digital image sensor is its extreme capability in low light. With a digital image sensor, you can work at light levels far below what is possible with any type of film. This sensitivity opens up a lot of photographic possibilities, such as shooting landscapes by moonlight. However, while your camera can be very sensitive to low light, your eyes might have trouble getting by when shooting in the dark. As such, you’ll need to employ some specific procedures when working in low light.

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Lit Building

July 8, 2006 by · 2 Comments
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Learning to spot a potential photograph is one of the most difficult parts of becoming a better photographer. Complicating the process is the fact that the photograph you take is often not a finished product, but simply the raw material that you’ll use to construct a final image. Very often, the world will present you with scenes that are good potential photographs, not perfect finished images. Learning to recognize the potential image that exists in a scene is a function of experience, and an understanding of what is possible with your chosen camera and image processing tools.

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Don Byron at Joe’s Pub

March 10, 2006 by · 3 Comments
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In December of 2006, clarinetist/saxophonist Don Byron went into the studio with a group of extremely talented musicians to record an album of songs by R&B great Junior Walker. The forthcoming record entitled "Do The Boomerang" is due out from Blue Note Records in September of 2006. The night before the band left to record at Allaire Studios in upstate New York, they performed at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan.

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How to: Low-Light Photography

June 2, 2005 by · Leave a Comment
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From a photography point of view, there’s nothing better than that fantastic, late afternoon "magic hour" light when everything turns golden and contrasty. Or is there? While it’s easy to be a daytime chauvanist when you’re looking for photographic subject matter, it’s important not to forget that because of the low-light capabilities of your digital camera, shooting in the dark is an important opportunity not to be missed. Long-exposure, low-light photography can reveal subject matter that would be boring in regular light.

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Don Byron – Shooting in the Dark

September 19, 2004 by · 6 Comments
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[Updated 10/18/2004]

Over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot jazz clarinetest Don Byron with an array of Canon digital SLRs. If you need to do concert or auditorium photography, these images show what you can expect from Canon gear.

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On Tour With Don Byron

June 21, 2004 by · 5 Comments
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[Updated 12/11/2004]

Repeatedly voted Best Jazz Clarinetist by the readers of Downbeat Magazine, Don Byron fuses fierce musicianship with astonishing intellectual curiosity to create some of the most interesting music being performed today. Included here are photos from tours and performances covering the last three years.

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