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Old 01-16-2011, 02:06 PM   #5
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Shooting at night isn't extremely hard, but it requires an ability to perform all steps (correctly focusing in the dark, framing, no movement from the camera, figuring out the proper exposure, predicting issues with flare, etc.) properly to be successful.

Being ok with failure helps too. Sometimes the scene just doesn't play out as you think it will. Take on of my recent shots for example. A 15 minute exposure, with the use of a few blasts from a hand held flash as an attempt to bring out the snowflakes which would otherwise not been visible. It didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped.

It's a tough pill when you discover many minutes after you start the exposure, that it didn't work out.

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