Tips for Shooting in Low Light?

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  1. BoxPhotographer

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    Hey, a lot of the time when I shoot in low light I am usually bouncing the flash of a ceiling but a lot of the time, the background is fairly dark. Any tips? Should I be upping my exposure on my camera, and use less power on my flash? I don't have my original photo with me right now, but you'll see there are some shadows under his eyes.

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    The problem with bouncing a flash off the ceiling is that you often end up with dark shadows around the eyes like a raccoon. Try a different approach. Flash on camera set at one stop underexposed or perhaps flash on camera with a polarizer, both will reduce the glare of flash on skin.

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