Shooting strategies for indoor, dark settings

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  • First off, it’s dark and photography is the essence of light. So while in a mostly dark area – Hold your body and your hands still. This is essential as to not get camera shake.
  • Patience – capturing the experience in the photo takes waiting for the right moment.
  • Go wide on the lens! You have so much to fit in the frame, you really need to be at the lower end of your lens – wide – usually less than 50 MM. (Which is said to be what the human eye sees)
  • Perspective – think about the person’s personality. I shot up in order to make “Uncle J” on the right stand out. He looks larger than life!


Please comment below on what strategies you would have used in this setting. Also, I would like to see what tips you use when shooting. Send links!

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