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Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Richard Harrington

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7. Shooting in Low Light

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Shooting a group of stationary objects, I let the shadows and shallow depth of field create an interesting frame.

Let’s continue to explore the skills you’ll need to shoot in different situations. This chapter discusses conditions in which low-light levels will pose a challenge. Low light makes focus and exposure difficult. Note that this chapter builds upon what you learned in Chapter 4, “Exposure and Focus.” If you’ve been skipping around the book, it’s best to read Chapter 4 before continuing with this chapter.

You’ll use low-light shooting strategies when shooting in such situations as trying to capture an indoor performance, ...

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