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Many of the lat­est phones and all the best cam­eras in­clude far more than point and shoot ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Of­ten in purely au­to­matic mode if there is not enough light the flash will fire or the pic­ture will be dim if the ac­tion is too far away. Many phones of­fer spe­cial modes for the fes­tive sea­son such as party or can­dle light. Some phones and most cam­eras of­fer a mode called rear-cur­tain sync which refers to flash pho­tog­ra­phy. When com­bined with slow shut­ter speeds as in this pho­to­graph, of the packed dance floor, at last Satur­day’s Nutcracker Ball, ghost dou­ble images and spread out lights cre­ate the feel­ing of move­ment. The rea­son for this is that the cam­era has cre­ated one pho­to­graph within an­other. One is an ex­po­sure by the avail­able light in the room and the other is a flash pho­to­graph lit by the flash­gun. When tak­ing pho­tos at a night-time car rally the tech­nique streaks the head and tail lights giv­ing the sen­sa­tion of move­ment. There will be fur­ther pic­tures and a re­port of the ball in next week’s Courier.

Joanne Blair in the fore­ground was frozen by the cam­era flash. 25_c50potw01

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