Photographing the Night Sky: A night photography tutorial

Miguel Denyer
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This is a no-nonsense, bare bones tutorial on night time photography.  It covers everything from planning, safety, and equipment considerations to finding a suitable place for night photography, the science and mathematics behind proper exposure and everything else you need in order to take stunning photographs at night.

NOTE: This tutorial does NOT cover post-processing using computer software - it is a tutorial on the photography side of creating photographs of the night sky and landscapes under night time conditions.

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About the author

 The following are a few words just to tell you a little about myself and my background. 

My name is Miguel Denyer but my friends call me "Mig" or "Mike".  I am a British expat and a veteran of the UK armed forces and I live in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan which, is where I've lived for the past 17 years.

My previous professional endeavours include close protection and private detective surveillance work which, is where I learned most of my skills with a camera. 

I've since retired from that line of work and am now medically retired so nature photography is how I pass the time.

I have always had a love of nature and a keen eye for photography, so I decided to put what I've learned into a tutorial so that I can pass on my knowledge to others.

 I have published books in the past but this is the first time that I have published a tutorial on photography so I hope you enjoy it and that it proves useful to you.

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Publisher
Miguel Denyer
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Published on
Apr 2, 2015
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Pages
19
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Digital Media / Photography
Photography / General
Photography / Subjects & Themes / General
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes
Photography / Techniques / Digital
Photography / Techniques / General
Science / Astronomy
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