BetterPhoto Q&A: All About Photography: Photographic Field Techniques: Available Light in Photography

  Questions about taking pictures by window light? Wondering about different sources for available light? Check out this Q & A for all of your lighting questions or take a look at Mastering Light: Natural Flash, an article written by Jim Zuckerman. Or, if you're looking for in-depth instruction, check out his Mastering Light online photography course.
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  Shooting Subjects Next to Fireplace
I am trying to take a Christmas picture of my children next to the fireplace. I have a Canon Reb...
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11/26/2008 3:03:14 PM
 
  Concert Photography: What Now?
I am curious what knowledge and equipment people find most useful when shooting concerts with dig...
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1/30/2008 10:42:18 AM
 
  Pictures on Bright Sunny Days
Hi. I went to a car show on a beautiful sunny day. I took some pictures and I didn't like the...
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10/25/2007 4:08:36 PM
 
  Orange-tinted Pictures
Some of my indoor photos in lower light are turning out a bit orangy... Can someone assist? Thank...
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10/23/2007 1:22:56 AM
 
  Shooting in Natural Light Without Flash
I have been doing a lot of shooting with just available light and experimenting with flash. I am ...
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9/28/2007 7:10:17 PM
 
  Shooting into the Sun
I know the rule about shooting with sun behind you, but sometimes that just isn't possible. W...
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7/31/2002 12:43:05 PM
 
  Taking Photos Indoors
I use ISO 400 with my Nikon film F80 camera to take photos indoors, and I use my built-in flash. ...
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3/23/2007 10:38:19 AM
 
  Help ... Blurry Indoor Pics!
My niece has been singing karaoke at a local bowling alley on Friday nights and I need help getti...
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3/14/2007 7:35:30 PM
 
  Shooting a School Play in Dark Auditorum
What settings should I set my camera on to take pictures at my daughter's talent show? It is ...
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2/28/2007 7:39:51 AM
 
  Low-Light Indoor Photography
I am getting ready to buy a DSLR camera. I am currently using a high optical zoom camera (Canon S...
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1/30/2007 7:03:03 PM
 
  Shooting Indoors Without Flash
I have a Fuji S2 and I'd like to take photos of my daughter's play where I'm not allo...
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12/12/2006 4:03:33 PM
 
  Problems with Fluorescent Lighting
I am a graphic designer with a basic knowledge of photography. I have to take product pictures a...
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9/5/2006 7:27:46 AM
 
  Taking A Mirror Image
What's a good way to take a picture of someone while they're looking in the mirror withou...
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6/20/2006 5:02:53 PM
 
  Shooting with Fluorescent Lighting.
Sometimes when I'm shooting in a room with fluorescent lighting, my pictures will have a gree...
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1/31/2006 8:47:00 AM
 
  Portraits in Room with Fluorescent Light
Hi all,I will be taking portraits at an Olympic celebration locally. The problem is it is in a ro...
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1/24/2006 9:16:12 AM
 
  Taking Pictures in a Nightclub
I'm going out tomorrow night to see one of my favorite local bands play at the bar. I'm p...
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12/29/2005 1:39:13 PM
 
  Tungsten Lighting
What lighting is suitable for studio lighting for flowers? Incandescent, I know, gives a reddish ...
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11/1/2005 6:29:12 PM
 
  How to Shoot Monuments
What is the best way to photograph a slate or finished stone monument without glare and reflectio...
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8/16/2005 10:56:28 AM
 
  How Do You Get a White Background?
How do you "blow out" the background in your picture ... like when you want it to be all white?? ...
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4/14/2005 10:33:45 AM
 
  How to Shoot in Aquariums?
Should a flash be used while photographing in an aquarium? I have a Fujifilm S5000 and have tried...
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8/10/2004 3:26:53 PM
 
  How to Fix Lighting Flares in Digital Photograph
I have several digital pictures of a concert. The flares that glare out from the lights is not t...
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7/24/2004 9:52:38 PM
 
  Artificial Light Without a Flash
Hi. I have a Canon EOS 300D digital camera. I've been hired to photograph a medical conventio...
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6/23/2004 2:14:07 PM
 
  Lighting for Indoor Portraits
I have no professional lighting and usually work outside - thus, I have no idea how to control li...
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6/16/2004 6:33:05 AM
 
  Digital Cameras and Low Light
I have used only film. I tend to shoot a lot of shots with minimal light (i.e., a quarter of an h...
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4/10/2004 6:25:34 PM
 
  Why Late in the Day?
Hi,Reading about a holiday photograohy course I see that they like to take the photographers out ...
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3/16/2004 3:02:15 PM
 

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