The Enthusiast's Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography
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 about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography.
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography: 49 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you how to shootcompelling images at night and in low-light situations. Chapters are broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing what you need to improve your photography. Divided into five chapters that include 49 photographic principles to help you create great images, photographer and author Alan Hess covers all the necessary gear and camera settings, as well as topics such as light painting, photographing the night sky, shooting great cityscapes, and post-processing techniques that will bring out the best in your photographs. Example lessons include:
- 7. Using Manual exposure mode is the best way to go
- 9. Focusing in low light
- 21. Mounts, clamps, and other ways to keep the camera stable
- 27. How high can you push the ISO?
- 33. Creating low-light portraits
- 37. How to get those starburst street lights
- 46. Correcting the tones in your image
Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.