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The Enthusiast’s Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography

50 Photographic Principles You Need to Know

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more...
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BOOK AUTHOR

Alan Hess

PAGE COUNT

136 pages

TRIM SIZE

8.5 x 8.5in

COVER

Soft Cover - with flaps

ISBN

9781681982427

PUBLISH DATE

07/2017

  • Chapter 1: Night and Low-Light Photography Basics
  •  1. Why night and low-light
  • photography is difficult
  •  2. The pros and cons of using long exposures
  •  3. The pros and cons of using wide apertures
  •  4. Using ISO to your advantage
  •  5. Equivalent exposures are important
  •  6. When you can add some light
  •  7. Using Manual exposure mode is the best way to go
  •  8. The built-in light meter lies
  •  9. Focusing in low light
  • 10. Multiple exposures can save your shoot
  • Chapter 2: All the Gear You Will Want and Need
  • 11. Basic camera needs
  • 12. Bulb mode, and why you need it
  • 13. Noise: how noisy is your camera
  • 14. The often ignored self-timer mode
  • 15. The In-camera time-lapse setting
  • 15. Lens choices: whats your favorite focal length?
  • 16. Variable and constant aperture lenses
  • 18. Keep the camera stable
  • 19. Tripods
  • 20. Monopods
  • 21. Mounts, clamps, and other ways to keep the camera stable
  • 22. Why you need a remote, release, and timer
  • 23. Using a cable release
  • 24. Going wireless with a remote
  • 25. Other ways to trigger your camera remotely
  • 26. Why I love Trigger Trap
  • Chapter 3: Capturing Action in Low Light
  • 27. How high can you push the ISO?
  • 28. Freezing the action
  • 39. Using the lowest shutter speed possible
  • 30. Panning for action
  • 31. The easy way to get a proper exposure
  • 32. Its critical to focus on the right thing
  • 33. Creating low-light portraits
  • 34. Using a little fill flash
  • Chapter 4: Capturing a Low-Light scene
  • 35. Using a very slow shutter speed
  • 36. Creating a deep depth of field
  • 37. How to get those starburst street lights
  • 38. Painting with light
  • 39. Photographing the night sky
  • 40. The best light is at sunrise and sunset
  • 41. Photographing the city lights
  • 42. City lights with multiple exposures
  • Chapter 5: Photoshop Post-Processing Techniques for Low-Light Images
  • 43. Do you need noise reduction?
  • 44. Noise-reduction techniques for action
  • 45. Noise-reduction techniques for scenic photos
  • 46 Correcting the tones in your image
  • 47. Adjusting the white balance for better colors
  • 48. Removing dust and scratches
  • 49. Dodge and burn for contrast

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