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How to take better photographs of movement in low light indoors.

I'm having problems with taking photos indoors when there's a lot of movement. Prime example: weddings. Most of the shots turn out blurry. I have a basic digital camera with a setting for low light but it's at a low resolution and too grainy to print. Without using a tripod or flash what's the best way to adjust the manual settings to compensate?
posted by adapt on Aug 10, 2014 - 12 answers

Disagreement at work about best photography practices!

When shooting and preparing an image file for print, I've always tried to set things up so that the highlights are bright, the shadows are dark, and everything else is in the middle. At work, I've occasionally been told by my immediate superior that I'm overexposing my images, and that the highlight detail is, in their words, 'blown away'. Checking my files, the highlights in the images in question cut off around 245, sometimes as low as 240! Is there a reason why they'd want the highlights even greyer? [more inside]
posted by rhooke on Feb 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Can you explain to me this shadow-line phenomenon in a photo?

I feel like I understand a thing or two about light, but I can't figure out how/why this particular phenomenon happens. This photo I took shows a shadow line cast by my bank (on the right) that seems to just hang in the air. [more inside]
posted by heyho on Jan 26, 2013 - 16 answers

What equipment can I use for a food photography setup in low light?

What kind of equipment could I purchase within a $300 budget for the backdrop and lighting? My house is naturally very dark. I use white plates and minimal props for the food. My camera is a Canon 40D. I don't have much time lately so I'll spend a little more for convenience. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jan 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Concert lighting question

What machine produces this type of light? [more inside]
posted by phaedon on May 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Laptop please

One dead laptop, means time to go shopping. Help me askmetafilter.....again. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Sep 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Best time for a senior photoshoot?

Photographers, what's the best time of day for a senior photoshoot? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Aug 13, 2010 - 10 answers

What equipment do I need to take clear photographs of 2d artwork from above?

What equipment do I need to take clear photographs of 2-d artwork from above? [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Sep 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Best low-light lens for Nikon D80?

I am looking for a lens for my Nikon D80 that works well in low-light conditions. Something relatively compact and not too expensive would be best. [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Dec 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me take better photos in my home studio!

I am a hobbyist photographer starting to do some serious studio work and I need help deciding on lighting equipment. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Light source that compensates for orange mask in negative film?

Let's say I'm toying with the idea of making my own scanner for negative film. I've found a suitable sensor, and the rest of the mechanism looks manageable. Can I get a suitable light source that will compensate for the orange mask, at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Sep 20, 2007 - 17 answers

Digital Photograpy in the dark.

Low-light DIGITAL photography without the smears or grainy colored dots? Long question and possibly NSFW conversation inside. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Sep 2, 2007 - 31 answers

Best places to stargaze in the Midwest US?

I am trying to organize a short camping trip with a friend. We would like to go somewhere in Southeastern Missouri, Southern Illinois or Southwestern Kentucky where there is little to no light pollution. Our plan is to spend some time photographing the stars, particularly the band of the Milky Way that's visible here on Earth when skies are clear. [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on Jul 25, 2007 - 12 answers

In the dark

Bad Weather Photography-Filter: I'm photographing a wedding this Saturday at a beautiful estate in the country, the main venue being an ancient Tythe Barn. Lovely, but for one problem - according to the long-range forecast, we might be expecting torrential rain during the day so all the formals may need to be relocated inside a very dark building. Please, hive-mind, help a natural light photographer with some tips on shooting groups in a semi-studio set-up? [more inside]
posted by dogsbody on Jul 17, 2007 - 4 answers

Canon A-1 metering problem.

Does anyone have any experience with the Canon A-1 (or other Canon A-series SLRs)? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jun 11, 2007 - 14 answers

how to fold a light tent?

How do you fold a photographer's light tent? I bought a light tent as a gift for someone using ebay as a part-time living and wanting to take better photographs of items for sale. i opened it to check it when it was delivered but now i have no idea how to get it back in the carry bag - it popped right open the first time i unwrapped it so i have nothing to compare it to [more inside]
posted by Svea on Dec 13, 2005 - 4 answers

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