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Extras You’ll notice that within this book, there has been very little talk of flash. The reason is simple: Flash is pretty difficult to master. And using an on-camera flash is a prescription for ugly photos 90 percent of the time. However, to get photographs that were good enough to be used in this book, I resorted to using flash for the Petersen House because it is so dark. C. 7 The bedroom where President Lincoln died (see C on the map). Taken at ISO 2000, f/4, 1/50 second with a 35mm lens and a flash bounced off the ceiling.

C. indd 8 2/9/10 11:22 PM These photographs are all of outdoor areas that offer no protection in case of rain. While the classic images are summertime, sunlit shots, shooting in other conditions such as overcast skies, snow, and fog can be equally powerful. Overcast skies offer soft light that make for good black-and-white photos, for example. Make the best of what you are given with the time you have and remember that surprises can be the best part of photography. Low-light and night options Arlington Memorial Bridge Working around the weather These shots work best while some ambient light is in the sky.

Doing so helps to get the entire photograph in focus. C. indd 34 2/9/10 11:25 PM Setting your color balance is more important if you are visiting at night; during the day, most cameras’ Auto white balance does a reasonable job, because the scenes are mostly neutral colors. At night, experiment with different white balance settings. The yellowish lights in the memorial give you the opportunity to use their color to your advantage to make a warm scene, or you can set your camera to its tungsten setting to whiten them to some degree.

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