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Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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"Doug Steakley's Landscape Photography class is a great class! ... Doug's lessons and assignments are right on for the skill level (serious hobbyist to intermediate photographer.) However, it is his critiques and suggestions that are invaluable. ... I highly recommend this class!" -Kerry L. Stewart


The Lowdown on High ISOs
By Lynne Eodice

It’s easy to get good exposures on a bright, sunny day. But when you want to shoot pictures inside a museum, church or any low-light situation in which tripods are not allowed, you can still get good exposures by using a high ISO setting.

I attended my nephew’s wedding several years ago, and wasn’t allowed to use flash inside the chapel (besides, my flash may have interfered with that of the official wedding photographer’s). Using a tripod would have also been inconvenient, so I raised my ISO speed to 1600 - the fastest setting on the Canon EOS 20D that I was using at the time - and utilized the existing light.

Because there was some nice illumination coming in through a bank of windows on one side of the room, in addition to incandescent lighting above, I was able to get good color balance with my Auto WB setting.

Notes: See Lynne Eodice's excellent courses at BetterPhoto's digital online photography school: Learning to Shoot Inspiring Images and Pro Tips for Great Exposure

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Welcome to the 576th issue of SnapShot!

BetterPhoto's online school is kicking off today, so there's plenty of time to sign up and join the fun. Plus, we have two awesome new 4-week courses - each fully interactive with video lessons. Here they are: - Master the basics of Photoshop in Getting Started with Photoshop CS6 by Rob Sheppard - designed for the new CS6, but also accepting earlier CS versions. - Discover the power of Lightroom in Adobe Lightroom: A Comprehensive Look - by Lewis Kemper - updated for the new LR4, but also covers LR3. ... Click here to see the entire school schedule for May... ... In this issue of SnapShot, don't miss the excellent work of two top BetterPhoto instructors: Lynne Eodice's Photo Tip ("The Lowdown on High ISOs") and Jim Zuckerman's Featured Blog ("Twilight Photography for Great Light and Color"). ... That's it for now. Have fun with your photography!    Kerry Drager    Newsletter Editor

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Updates From BetterPhoto Twilight is the most dynamic time to photograph architecture and cityscapes, says BetterPhoto instructor Jim Zuckerman. This is the time just before dark when the sky is cobalt blue. Don't miss Denise Miotke's awesome "Travel and Landscape Photography" online course. You'll learn techniques for developing an artistic eye and for finding awesome images - whether you are on a trip or shooting in your own backyard. Whether you dream of starting your own photography business or simply mastering the craft, Master Photography Training is the ideal program!

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