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Warren LaFever used an Olympus E-500 and a 50mm f/2 lens with an ISO of 100. This photo was cropped to include the piano just behind the trumpet player. Unfortunately it’s too dark and the details are lost. Using the f/2 lens is a good idea in low light but don’t forget to make the most of your ISO.

Warren LaFever used an Olympus E-500 and a 50mm f/2 lens with an ISO of 100. This photo was cropped to include the piano just behind the trumpet player. Unfortunately it's too dark and the details are lost. Using the f/2 lens is a good idea in low light but don't forget to make the most of your ISO. Using a higher ISO will introduce digital noise but in this case it would be better than the underexposure. Using the wider crop gives you a sense of place, consider cropping some off of the top and the left of the frame.
—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

This photo gets two stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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