low light photography

low light outdoor photography by Sarah Vaughn

When the Light Gets Low: embracing dusk and beyond

As the days get shorter and the light turns low, photographers who value the light above all else, often find it hard to maintain photography momentum. Busy days and early nights means that many days I’m just finishing up homework with the kids when I look out the window and realize that I’ve missed the sunset. Yet again.

But just because the light is waning does not mean we have to forgo our photography fix. Many of us have learned to(…)

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low light and indoor black and white personal photography project of Jessica Nelson

personal photo project: black and white, low light

Personal Photography Project of Jessica Nelson

black and white, low-light

What is/was your personal project and what inspired you to start it?
In January of this year I was inspired to start a daily project of my kids for the entire month.  Little did I know it would morph into a 365, but that’s another topic of discussion.  I started out with the only goal of shooting them each day but as the first few days went on I realized that I was having(…)

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high iso color photography creativity exercise tutorial

5 tips for incredible high ISO color photography

This month, we’re going to shoot images at ISO 3200 or higher. If your camera doesn’t go up to ISO 3200, then shoot at the highest ISO available. If your camera happens to handle high ISO remarkably well (I’m talking to you, fellow D4 owners), embrace the spirit of the exercise and push yourself outside of the comfort zone with ISO 6400, 12800, and beyond. And remember – high ISO doesn’t have to be confined to low light work; set(…)

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using artificial light in low light photography by Megan Dill

6 tips for embracing low-light and high ISO photos


If you’re like me, you work a long day out of the home, departing as the sun is coming up and returning after sundown.  You would think that this would impose extreme limits on your ability to take meaningful daily photographs.  I beg to differ—winter is a wonderful time to push yourself creatively by pushing your camera to extremes by cranking up your ISO!

ISO is one third of the exposure triangle, which is also comprised of aperture and shutter speed. (…)

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