"Digital Night and Low-Light Photography" is an in-depth guide to the many methods and techniques a photographer needs to know to guarantee great pictures in challenging lighting situations. In addition, it explores the differences in the way film and digital cameras perform in low light, and reveals how the new features built in to many digital cameras can make a difference--from in-camera image previewing, white balance correction for light sources of different color temperatures, and ISO adjustments that can be applied to individual pictures. It also shows how digital imaging techniques can be used to rescue a disaster or perhaps create a masterpiece.
Tim Gartside runs his own photographic and design company in London, and is a renowned landscape photographer. He has traveled and worked extensively in southern Spain, photographing landscapes and cityscapes, and in Florida, capturing sunsets, sunrises, and the Art Deco architecture of Miami. His pictures have been published in numerous books and magazines, and he is the author of Digital Landscape Photography(1592001076).
Part 1 Digital cameras and camera equipment Which camera to choose Digital camera features Lenses Tripods, supports, and cable releases Flash and lighting equipment Useful accessories Part 2 Camera techniques Light and digital cameras Exposure modes and shutter speeds Light metering Calculating exposure times Bracketing and exposure compensation Timed exposures Bulb settings Using lens filters ISO settings Digital noise Color in low light Color temperature and time of day Color temperature and artificial lighting White-balance settings Slow shutter-speed effects blur, movement Focusing in low light Reviewing and analyzing images in-camera Part 3 Outdoor low-light photography Photographing at dawn Sunrises Sunsets Photographing at dusk Storms and bad weather Fog and mist Snow Using flash outdoors Painting with light, landscapes and buildings Part 4 Indoor low-light photography Portraits in natural light Using fill-in flash Portraits in artificial light Silhouettes Photographing interiors Mixed lighting Candlelight Christmas and Halloween Parties Concerts, plays, and shows Sports events Painting with light, portrait and still life Part 5 Night photography Photographing the moon Photographing stars and planets Star trails Lightning Light trails Cityscapes Buildings Street scenes Neon and lighting displays Fireworks Part 6 Digital post-production Computers Scanners Graphics tablets Software: Photoshop vs Elements etc. Exposure and contrast corrections Color-balance corrections Correcting noise using Photoshop Image retouching Color to black-and-white Simulating day-for-night Photoshop lighting effects Simulating multiple exposures Digital montaging Strobe-lighting effects Glossary Index