Peter Cope is the author of The Digital Photographer's Pocket Encyclopedia, Digital Photography Workbook, Into Your Digital Darkroom, Photoshop User's Encyclopedia, and Secrets of the Digital Darkroom.
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography: 49 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you how to shoot compelling images at night and in low-light situations. Chapters are broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing what you need to improve your photography. In this book, which is divided into five chapters that include 49 photographic principles to help you create great images, photographer and author Alan Hess covers all the necessary gear and camera settings, as well as topics such as light painting, photographing the night sky, shooting great cityscapes, and post-processing techniques that will bring out the best in your photographs. Example lessons include:
• 7. Using Manual exposure mode is the best way to go
• 9. Focusing in low light
• 21. Mounts, clamps, and other ways to keep the camera stable
• 27. How high can you push the ISO?
• 33. Creating low-light portraits
• 37. How to get those starburst street lights
• 46. Correcting the tones in your image
Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.
In Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Gabriel Biderman brings you the basics of digital night photography—exposure, composition, and light—and how to scout and capture different nocturnal locations once the sun goes down. Gabriel will help you understand the fundamentals and bring your unique artistic expression to any night situation. In this beautifully illustrated guide you will:Focus in the dark and master basic composition rules—and know when to break them Understand metering and switch to manual mode for more control over your exposure Set white balance, understand color temperature, and add flash or slow sync Explore color, light painting, and creative ways to play with light in your images Learn what gear works best for your style of shooting and strategies for operating your equipment in the dark Discover expert techniques for post-processing your nighttime images in Lightroom and Photoshop
Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time.
And once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/night_fromsnapshotstogreatshots
Fully updated, it clearly and concisely covers the fundamental concepts of imagemaking, how to use digital technology to create compelling images, and how to output and preserve images in the digital world. Exploring history, methods, and theory, this text offers classroom-tested assignments and exercises from leading photographic educators, approaches for analyzing, discussing, and writing about photographs, and tools to critically explore and make images with increased visual literacy.
New to this edition:New larger page format Revised and renewed to reflect technological advances Expanded coverage of smartphone/mobile photography Extended coverage of the careers section More than 100 new images