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Once you become familiar with the basic focus and exposure settings on your camera, you're ready to explore more challenging situations. One of those is getting a sharp image at night without using flash. The trick is using a tripod and turning off the flash on purpose. The camera's exposure system then takes a longer exposure to get enough light for the picture. And having the camera attached to a tripod means the camera doesn't move, so the photo turns out crisp and clear.

Learn how to photograph more challenging subjects, including low light scenes, action shots and portraits in Beyond the Basics: Learning More About Your Digital Camera, which meets February 24, 2024, at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Register online here.