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Nathan Crum submitted this photo of a guitarist taken with a Canon 20D with an exposure of 1/10sec at f/5, ISO 800. When shooting a moving subject, it’s best to go with a faster shutter speed. In circumstances like this where it’s too dark to shoot with a really fast shutter speed consider using a tripod. It won’t help stabilize the moving subject, but it will help stabilize your camera. Also, it’s best not to shoot directly into a bright light. It makes an area of the photo blown out while the rest is left in shadows. Glare is another unwanted side effect. When faced with harsh light, consider moving so it’s not directly in your view. Also, when shooting people make sure you can see their face! This guitarist is too blurry and faceless blinded by the stage light.

__—Linzee Karasik
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