Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques

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Take a well-timed shot in the dark with this invaluable guide to night photography

Shooting in low light and at night is challenging, but it can result in stunning images, so don't put that digital camera away after the sun goes down! Start capturing eerie and intriguing photographs at all levels of light with this information-packed guide from renowned photographer and author Harold Davis.

He provides pages of field-tested techniques to help ...

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Overview

Take a well-timed shot in the dark with this invaluable guide to night photography

Shooting in low light and at night is challenging, but it can result in stunning images, so don't put that digital camera away after the sun goes down! Start capturing eerie and intriguing photographs at all levels of light with this information-packed guide from renowned photographer and author Harold Davis.

He provides pages of field-tested techniques to help you find the proper exposures, including the best settings for ISO, aperture, and shutter. Don't miss the intriguing examples of his own work, including cityscapes, landscapes, and more.

  • Walks readers through the intricacies of night and low light photography
  • Explores the fundamental rules of exposure, including creative settings for ISO, aperture, and shutter speeds
  • Informs and inspires with the author's own breathtaking examples of night photography, including cityscapes, landscapes, exciting night events, and other photos that illustrate the concepts

Capture the visually exciting world after the sun goes down with this essential guide to night photography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470527092
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 629,093
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques, Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques, The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing, and Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers. Harold writes the popular Photoblog 2.0, www.photoblog2.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Becoming a creature of the night.

Colors of the night.

Lonely spaces of the night.

Watches of the deep night.

Stacking star trails.

Programming an Interval Timer.

Resources and Websites.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

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    "Creative Night" by Harold Davis

    I've been a fan of Harold Davis' photography online via his blog, "Photoblog 2.0" for a number of years now. The photos are simply stunning and I really enjoy reading his little vignettes about the photos. But as the blog is not very tutorial intensive, many times I've come away saying, "How did he *do* that?" This is especially true with his night photography, a genre I've dabbled in over the years with mixed success.

    So I was very excited to pick up a copy of his new book, "Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques." Here, Davis covers every aspect of the night photography experience; safety precautions, gear, exposure settings, subjects and composition, post production digital darkroom tutorials, the whole nine yards. And, in what I found to be the most compelling aspect of the book, Davis throughout reflects on the feelings of freedom and wonder one can experience while out in the night with a camera and with few, if any, humans around; how one can be alone, but not at all lonely.

    I was particularly impressed with the chapter called, "Stacking Star Trails," in which Davis explains, step by step, the technique of taking a series of shots of the night sky and then combing these into a single image in post production. I've heard of this procedure for years and have never been able to quite wrap my head around it. Now, I'm pleased to say, I have a handle on it and look forward to finally giving it a try and know that it will succeed, as opposed to past efforts.

    A quality book for sure, for anyone who wants to brush up on their skills, just look at fabulous photos or for those with basic camera knowledge who want to get started in this fascinating discipline of photography; concise, educational, easy to understand and written in a very personable style. Needless to say, the images are stunning. I now feel much more confident that my attempts at night photography will be much more successful than they have been in the past.

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