Pipe Dream #20: To Smarten Up Low Light Shots

Real photographers say that the best shots are taken in well-lit, daylight kinds of situations. All of the shots in this post (minus the one above) were taken at night, in relatively poorly lit conditions.

This shot worked because I stopped breathing and snapped a picture with my arms all akimbo trying to stay still.

This shot is relatively in focus because I left the camera sitting on a countertop and used a self-timer.

This shot worked because I used a flash (the horror!).

This shot worked because I took it 800 times and then Photoshopped it.

It is exhausting being an amateur. I probably get one sharp shot for every five that I take.

I will keep on,



4 Responses to “Pipe Dream #20: To Smarten Up Low Light Shots”

  1. 1 Jordan Noblitt May 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Remember the picture you took of the blood orange with the me in the background but you can’t see me? You tagged me on facebook, and I complained? [I secretly loved it].

  2. 2 Bert Tisher May 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I have seen Photogs use a bounce flash off to one side to get rid of the shadows caused by one flash.
    I like your work.

  3. 3 Lugsy May 12, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    One in five is a great ratio – your photos are lovely!

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