Please tell me how The Verge gets these awesome pics in the dark.

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The pictures on the Verge are top notch (as are the content and videos). I would love to know how to get get such great pics in the dark, these are the shots with which I have the most trouble.

What camera & lens are they using? No doubt they are probably pricey, any tips on getting good low light results on the cheap? I'd love gear suggestions and technique tips.

Thanks The Verge and keep up the awesome work!