NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY AND LIGHT PAINTING

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Night Photography And Light Painting

Author : Lance Keimig
ISBN : 9781317964605
Genre : Photography
File Size : 58.2 MB
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Lance Keimig, one of the premier experts on night photography, has put together a comprehensive reference that will show you ways to capture images you never thought possible. This new edition of Night Photography presents the practical techniques of shooting at night alongside theory and history, illustrated with clear, concise examples, and charts and stunning images. From urban night photography to photographing the landscape by starlight or moonlight, from painting your subject with light to creating a subject with light, this book provides a complete guide to digital night photography and light painting.
Category: Photography

Night Photography

Author : Lance Keimig
ISBN : 9781136097263
Genre : Photography
File Size : 75.48 MB
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Night photographers have one big thing in common: a true love of the dark. Rather than looking at night photography as an extension of daytime shooting with added complications, they embrace the unique challenges of nocturnal photography for the tremendous wealth of creative opportunities it offers. That's just what this book does. But if the idea of setting out into the deep, dark night with just your camera (and maybe a cup of coffee) gets your creative juices flowing, dive right in. Lance Keimig, one of the premier experts on night photography, has put together a comprehensive reference that will show you ways to capture images you never thought possible. If you have some experience with photography and have always wanted to try shooting at night, you'll learn the basics for film or digital shooting. If you're already a seasoned pro, you'll learn to use sophisticated techniques such as light painting and drawing, stacking images to create long star trails, and more. A chapter on the history of night photography describes the materials and processes that made night photography possible, and introduces the photographers who have defined night photography as an artistic medium. A chapter on how to use popular software packages such as Lightroom and Photoshop specifically with night time shots shows you how to make the final adjustments to your nocturnal creations. In this book you'll find history, theory, and lots of practical instruction on technique, all illustrated with clear, concise examples, diagrams and charts that reinforce the text, and inspiring color and black and white images from the author and other luminaries in the field, including Scott Martin, Dan Burkholder, Tom Paiva, Troy Paiva, Christian Waeber, Jens Warnecke and Cenci Goepel, with Foreword by Steve Harper.
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Low Light And Night Photography

Author : Neil Freeman
ISBN : 9781785002359
Genre : Photography
File Size : 67.48 MB
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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.
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Night Photography

Author : Gabriel Biderman
ISBN : 9780133510676
Genre : Photography
File Size : 85.68 MB
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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
Category: Photography

The Magic Of Light Painting

Author : Tim Cooper
ISBN : 9780133845709
Genre : Photography
File Size : 79.51 MB
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Painting with light is magical. The flashlight is your brush and the scene is your canvas. Imagination and experimentation are your workflow. You control how long the beam strikes the subject, which angle it comes from, the color and softness of the light, and which part of the scene is illuminated. Few other forms of photography allow this level of creativity. Whether you’re shooting starry landscapes or urban architecture, pro photographer Tim Cooper will help you create and capture high-quality light painting images. In this detailed step-by-step guide you will: Understand how to focus and set your DSLR camera settings while working in the dark Learn how to calculate ambient exposure, ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, and white balance Discover light painting accessories and pro techniques for controlling the angle of light, intensity, beam width, and filtration Extend your night vision by preparing and processing your images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, including blending multiple images
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Painting With Light

Author : Jan Leonardo Woellert
ISBN : 1933952741
Genre : Photography
File Size : 62.2 MB
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Editor, Gerhard Rossbach; translation, Jeremy Cloot.
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Painting With Light

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ISBN : 9781682031551
Genre : Photography
File Size : 66.95 MB
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Throw your preconceptions about light-painting out the window and prepare for a creative journey that will revolutionize your photography. Light painting is a classic photography technique that involves selectively illuminating sections of a dark subject by moving a light source (like a flashlight) over the subject during the course of a seconds- or minutes-long exposure. This results in uniquely nuanced depictions with a high level of technical artistry. As Eric Curry shows, however, today’s hardware and software allow you to produce light-painting images that are anything but traditional! In this book, you’ll learn, step by step, how to plan and execute incredible, nuanced images using simple gear, a whole lot of imagination, and today’s powerful postproduction software. With these techniques, your imagination is the only limit to what you can create!
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How To Photograph Process Nightscapes And Time Lapses

Author : Alan Dyer
ISBN : 9780993958908
Genre : Photography
File Size : 54.93 MB
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The book describes — How to shoot and process still image “nightscapes” – images of landscapes taken at night by the light of the Moon or stars … and … How to shoot and assemble time-lapse movies of the stars and Milky Way turning above Earthly scenes, all using DSLR cameras. The 400-page multi-touch book includes — 50 embedded HD videos (no internet connection required) demonstrating time-lapse techniques. 60 multi-page tutorials with step-by-step instructions of how to use software: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop, Lightroom, LRTimelapse, Advanced Stacker Actions, StarStaX, Panolapse, Sequence, GBTimelapse, and more. Numerous Photo 101 sections explaining the basic concepts of photography and video production (f-stops, ISOs, file types, aspect ratios, frame rates, compression, etc.). Numerous Astronomy 101 sections explaining the basics of how the sky works (how the sky moves, where the Moon can be found, when the Milky Way can be seen, when and where to see auroras). Reviews of gear – I don’t just mention that specialized gear exists, I illustrate in detail how to use popular units such as the Time-Lapse+, Michron, and TriggerTrap intervalometers, and the All-View mount, Radian, Mindarin Astro, eMotimo, and Dynamic Perception motion-control units, with comments on what’s good – and not so good – to use. You’ll learn — What are the best cameras and lenses to buy (cropped vs. full-frame, Canon vs. Nikon, manual vs. automatic lenses, zooms vs. primes). How to set your cameras and lenses for maximum detail and minimum noise (following the mantra of “exposing to the right” and using dark frames). How to shoot auroras, conjunctions, satellites, comets, and meteor showers. How to shoot nightscapes lit only by moonlit, and how to determine where the Moon will be to plan a shoot. How to shoot & stitch panoramas of the night sky and Milky Way, using Photoshop and PTGui software. How to shoot tracked long exposures of the Milky Way using camera trackers such as the iOptron Star Tracker and Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer. How to develop Raw files, the essential first step to great images and movies. How to process nightscape stills using techniques such as compositing multiple exposures, masking ground and sky, and using non-destructive adjustment layers and smart filters. How to shoot and stack star trail images made of hundreds of frames. How to assemble time-lapse movies from those same hundreds of frames. How to plan a time-lapse shoot and calculate the best balance of exposure time vs. frame count vs. length of shoot, and recommended apps to use. How to process hundreds of frames using Adobe Camera Raw, Bridge, Photoshop, and Lightroom. How to shoot and process advanced “Holy Grail” time-lapse transitions from day to night. How to shoot motion-control sequences using specialized dolly and pan/tilt devices. How to use time-lapse processing tools such as LRTimelapse, Panolapse, Sequence, and Advanced Stacker Actions. What can go wrong and how best to avoid problems in the field.
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Better Available Light Digital Photography

Author : Joe Farace
ISBN : 9781136090387
Genre : Photography
File Size : 20.43 MB
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This classic book on available light photography is back, thoroughly updated for digital photography and, for the first time, is packed with stunning, full color images throughout. Creating great images under less-than-ideal lighting conditions is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, experiences in photography. Challenge yourself, and with this book by your side you won't be disappointed. Photography expert Joe Farace and Pulitzer Prize winner Barry Staver use real-world examples of their own images to give you invaluable advice on how to get the shot right the first time. From practical tips, such as how to deal with inclement weather while shooting outdoors, to detailed information about getting great shots at your cousin's or your client's wedding, to brand new chapters on noise and white balance, you'll find everything that you need to turn your ordinary night and low-light shots into masterful works of art.
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Painting With Light

Author : Joerg Miedza
ISBN : 9781457111914
Genre : Photography
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Light Art Performance Photography (LAPP) is a unique form of art that was invented and developed by the authors of this book. It is one of the first forms of art using light as the medium to gain widespread attention. Unlike other types of light painting, LAPP does not just involve illuminating existing objects; it also requires the photographer to create and capture new subjects constructed entirely of light. LAPP pieces are usually shot at night using long exposure times to capture complex sequences of precisely choreographed movements. Real-world surroundings are combined with transient, light-based elements to produce spectacular effects. The defining characteristic of LAPP is the harmony between the background and the harsh light often used to produce the individual image elements. The symbiosis between photographer and performer gives each work a degree of reproducibility that is essential if it is to be accurately restaged at a later time. The first part of this book describes the evolution of LAPP as told by its originators, while the middle section goes on to present a gallery of spectacular, large format LAPP images. The final section offers some basic steps and tips to give you a starting point for creating your own LAPP artworks.
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