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2nd Edition

Better Available Light Digital Photography
How to Make the Most of Your Night and Low-Light Shots

ISBN 9780240809991
Published August 15, 2008 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

This classic book on available light photography is back, thoroughly updated for digital photography and, for the first time, is packed with stunning, full color images throughout. Creating great images under less-than-ideal lighting conditions is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, experiences in photography. Challenge yourself, and with this book by your side you won't be disappointed. Photography expert Joe Farace and Pulitzer Prize winner Barry Staver use real-world examples of their own images to give you invaluable advice on how to get the shot right the first time. From practical tips, such as how to deal with inclement weather while shooting outdoors, to detailed information about getting great shots at your cousin's or your client's wedding, to brand new chapters on noise and white balance, you'll find everything that you need to turn your ordinary night and low-light shots into masterful works of art.

Table of Contents

What is Available Light?; Basic Exposure; Digital Noise: What it is & How to Deal with it; White Balance Techniques; Fast Lenses; Camera Supports; Available Light Photography at Weddings; RAW Image File Capture; Appendix A: Digital Imaging Glossary

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Author of more than 25 books and over 1600 magazine articles, Joe Farace has been a regular contributor to Shutterbug magazine since 1994 with his Digital Innovations and Web Profiles columns. He was the original editor of eDigitalPhoto magazine and contributes to magazines such as Photo District News and PHOTO Techniques. He holds workshops and seminars at FOTOfusion, Palm Beach Photo Workshop, Shutterbug and Popular Photography and Imaging, has spoken at the PPA national events and New England Council of Camera Club's annual conference.
Barry Staver is a professional photojournalist whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including nine covers of Time Inc. magazines such as People, Time and Sports Illustrated. He is a shared winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism.