Low Light Photography is not as easy as it looks

I have taken photos recently at an event at Brunswick National Lanes called jaguaRave. It was a social bowling events. The event started at Midnight so they turn off the regular fluorescent lights and turn on the colorized neon light. I love the vibe and colors in person, but capturing what you see in person was a definite challenge.

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Figuring out what camera settings to shoot the event at wasn’t too much of an issue. The only issue I had at times was the ability to grab focus, while keeping a low ISO, WITHOUT using  flash. This was a bowling alley and I didn’t want to upset the vibe with using my Nikon SB-910.

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I decided to use my 70-200 f/2.8 to cover the event that way I can fill the frame and capture action without being in the way. I shot all of the photos at 1/6oth of a second handheld.

Michael Banks 

A Soldier, Photographer, and Developer

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