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Becca Dorstek is a self-taught photographer who takes beautiful photos of Christmas lights. She shares what she has learned over the years about the equipment she uses, how she keeps her camera steady, best time of day to capture both ambient light and the beauty of the lights. Becca tells how to find neighborhoods with Christmas lights and the advantages of going out when it's super cold. You will enjoy Becca's down-to-earth tips and can-do attitude! She emphasizes that anyone can take good pictures with the tools available today - and with practice and experimentation. Listen to the show!
- Becca shares low-light photography tips
- Why she says patience and experimentation are key ingredients in getting great shots in low-light pictures
- Get beautiful panoramic photos with your cell phone
- How to find wonderful neighborhoods that decorate for Christmas
- Tips for choosing the right time for taking your evening holiday pictures
- The essential things you should carry with you for your photo expedition
- How a bean bag, tripod, timer and remote clicker can improve your low-light photography
- Why you need a long exposure time for low-light pictures - and how much exposure time Becca has found to work for her
- Filters - which one is great for nighttime photography and why you may not even need one
- What "exif" settings are and how you can see them to find out what settings photographers are using to get great pictures
- Taking photos in a snowstorm of front porches with their lights on is amazing
- Get more details and see some of Becca's photos on our site
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