Are you a night owl looking to make stunning images of streetscapes, fireworks, or the night sky? Do you like to bend time with long exposure photography? Do star trails or lightning strikes inspire you? Then this book is for you!
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
Gabriel Biderman is a Brooklyn based fine-art and travel photographer. His work has been featured in photography exhibits in New York, London, and Hawaii. He leads popular workshops and has contributed articles and blog posts for print and online publications. Gabriel is also the special events and tradeshow point person for B&H Photo. See his work and read his popular blog at ruinism.com.
Tim Cooper is a Washington, D.C.,based nature and night photographer. His work has appeared in Travel & Leisure, the New York Times Magazine, and Outdoor Photographer. See his work and read his blog at timcooperphotography.com.