This book has "invaluable technical advice in an accessible subject-by-subject format from best-selling practical photography author, Lee Frost. It is a revelation for anyone who thought that photography stops when the light begins to fade, and has over 250 inspiring colour and black-and-white images." - back cover.
Photographs captured in low light conditions, or even in the dark of night, can be powerfully dramatic, sensually moody, or vibrant and glistening with the illumination of stars, streetlamps, or other artificial lighting. But the knack of capturing photographs in low light requires a basic understanding of the way images are captured by the camera. Modern digital SLR cameras are impressively capable of rendering images shot in low light, and professional photographer David Taylor discusses, clearly and concisely, the best cameras, lenses, tripods, filters, reflectors, cable releases, flash and other equipment that are essential for this enthralling genre of photography. A detailed, jargon-busting guide to exposure includes information on metering, dynamic range, aperture, depth of field and hyperfocal distance when related to shooting in low light. Getting the best results from your camera also requires an appreciation of the effect of its ISO range and the ability to lessen the obtrusive 'noise' that can detract from a successful image. Case studies provide real-life examples of night-time photography:• Landscape low light – shooting the different seasons, at different times of the day, varying weather conditions, in mist and fog, during rain, frost and snow.• Urban low light – how to shoot night-time architecture, traffic trails, Christmas and other illuminated festivities, interiors with artificial light, museums and churches, music and sporting events.• Other low light subjects and techniques – the night sky and star trails, the moon, candlelight, flames and fireworks, silhouettes, and the art of 'painting with light'.
Aimed at serious photographers, this lavishly illustrated guide takes a close look at every detail of lowlight photography. Michael Freeman (The Complete Guide to Digital Photography, Mastering Digital Black & White Photography) offers in-depth analysis of the many techniques photographers must master for night and lowlight shooting. Point by point, he discusses how to keep the camera steady, what lenses and camera settings to use, and how to best apply flash, bracketing, image-stabilizing, vibration reduction, and noise reduction. He also outlines common lowlight situations, from stormy weather and deep shade to twilight, moonlight, city lights, and nightclubs. Finally, Freeman examines software programs and processes that will increase the quality of lowlight photographs.
Photographing after dark is an irresistible challenge to photographers at every level. Jill Waterman examines the work and techniques of thirty top professional photographers today, featuring their real-life projects, their unique approaches and styles to provide a stunning yet information-filled treatise on every aspect of night and low-light photography, from fine art to commercial to editorial.
Finally! A resource that sheds light on the unique challenges ofnight and low-light photography With their unique sets of challenges, night and low-lightphotography are often touted as some of the most difficult andfrustrating genres of digital photography. This much-needed guidedemystifies any murky topics provides you with all the informationyou need to know from choosing the right gear and camera settingsto how to best edit your photos in post-production. Renownedphotographer Alan Hess shares techniques and indispensable tipsthat he has garnered from years of experience. Helpful projects and full-color stunning photos in each chapterserve to educate and inspire, while assignments at the end of everychapter encourage you to practice your skills and upload yourphotos to a website so you can share and receive critiques. Details best practices for taking portraits, landscapes, andaction shots in night or low light Features specific coverage of concert photography and low-lightevent photography Answers the most frequent questions that photographers facewhile tackling this challenging technique Packed with invaluable advice and instruction, Night andLow-Light Photography Photo Workshop doesn?t leave you in thedark.
The techniques illustrated in this handbook inspire photographers to take photographs when they would otherwise put their camera away—in low-light and nighttime situations. A comprehensive discussion of color and tone teaches photographers how to change their overall perceptions in low-light environments and adjust their exposure settings and filters to suit a variety of light levels. The most adverse lighting situations are covered, such as floodlit cityscapes, lightning, sunsets, stage shows, and fireworks. Tips on taking advantage of the digital environment's ability to manipulate and enhance low-light images both during and after the photo shoot are offered and technical information on both cameras and the latest software is discussed.
A completely revised update of a best-selling guide to indoor and outdoor low-light digital photography explains how to achieve high-quality results in low-light situations, outlining specific techniques for everything from ISO capabilities to image-editing software. Original.
Understanding and using light is key to all photography. This book explains how to take and create stunning shots without much light but still retaining impact and depth. It shows you how to capture the drama and excitemant of a scene by using colours, shapes and shadows, and then how to reveal hidden details with digital manipulation. With over 125 photographs, it is full of ideas and inspiration, including shots of the night sky, cityscapes, traffic trails, light painting and much more. Contents include: Equipment - guide to the camera, functions and features; Composition - how to look at and understand light, notably its quantity, quality, colour and direction; Shooting for edit and using histrograms to maximum effect; Practical assignments with tips and tricks throughout. This practical guide to mastering the techniques of low light and night photography is aimed at all photographers - including landscape. wedding and portrait and is superbly illustrated with over 125 colour photographs including night sky, cityscapes and traffic trails shots.