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    Getting heated

    Two's company and three's a crowd, especially when the conversation turned argumentative:

    Getting heated

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    Re: Getting heated

    Another photo with a story... The lighting in your photos is always exquisite. How do you manage to capture all that detail in the white in such a dark setting?

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    Re: Getting heated

    Thanks Christina

    It wasn't actually that dark as the shop and restaurant lighting (where I was sitting) does the work. So this was shot at f5, 1/100th (to try to freeze motion of the gesturing and passers by) at ISO2800, which is still great quality. When it gets a little darker I'll be down to f2 to f2.8, but I wanted a little more depth of field here and had the light levels to be able to do it without getting into too high an ISO.

    There aren't any street lights in this area - the shop lights are lower and more directional, which gives nice shadow and detail in the folds of the clothing.

    I relied on the camera's matrix metering (average metering) with zero exposure compensation, and then in post dialed back the bright areas slightly (downlit shutters in the top left) and didn't have to bring up any shadows at all.

    So I was just sitting there watching things develop and shooting off a few frames before I got the gestures I wanted.

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    Re: Getting heated

    Thank you for sharing Phil... very informative and helpful.

    Amazing quality at an iso of 2800.

    All my night shots to date have been of very poor quality. One day I will try again.

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