Collier’s Guide to Night Photography in the Great Outdoors – 2nd Edition

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The night sky may be the most awe-inspiring spectacle that any of us will ever see. It can, however, be difficult to capture in a photograph, as it requires specialized techniques that are rarely used when shooting images during the day.

Grant Collier sheds light on how to capture these otherworldly images by sharing secrets he has learned over the past 18 years. He explains how to take photos of the Milky Way, northern lights, meteors, eclipses, lightning, and much more.

Grant begins by reviewing equipment and supplies that are helpful when photographing at night. He then discusses many software programs, web sites, and mobile apps that will help you plan your shots. Finally, he offers extensive advice on how to capture and process images at night. He goes beyond the basics and teaches how to blend multiple exposures and create huge stitched images to capture incredibly detailed photos that you never before thought possible!

The 2nd Edition has been completely updated and includes 50 new images. The sections on cameras and lenses have been rewritten and now include tables to make it easier to see all of the recommended gear. The web links for planning your photos have been updated, and all information on post-processing is up-to-date for use with Photoshop and Lightroom CC 2020. There is also new information on Photoshop plug-ins and other software that is useful for night photography.

Topics covered in this book include:

– How to photograph the Milky Way, northern lights, eclipses, meteors, lightning, air glow, lava, and more!

– What moon phases to shoot under.

– Light painting the foreground and recommended flashlights.

– Capturing star trails with both film and digital cameras.

– Creating comet-like star trails.

– Stitching huge images that can be printed very large.

– Stacking images and blending multiple exposures to increase detail.

– Focus stacking to increase depth of field.

– Using an equatorial mount (or star tracker).

– Enlarging star size to bring out constellations.

– Minimizing noise, light pollution, and elongated stars in post-processing.

From the Publisher

Learn to capture stunning night photos in any situation with “Collier’s Guide to Night Photography.”

Milky Way over McWay FallsMilky Way over McWay Falls

Northern Lights over AlaskaNorthern Lights over Alaska

Milky Way Over American BasinMilky Way Over American Basin

Covers all the Basics

Chapters I-V cover all the basics of night photography, including what equipment to use, how to plan your shots, camera settings, light painting, and much more. Once you’ve learned the basics, you’ll be able to capture dramatic images with single exposures in the right conditions.

Plus Advanced Techniques

Chapters VII-IX cover increasingly advanced techniques, including creating star trails, stitching images, blending exposures, and stacking images with and without a star tracker. These techniques allow you to capture images with superior detail and minimal noise, even under no moon.

Plus Post-Processing

Chapter X offers extensive advice on post-processing your images using Lightroom and Photoshop. Chapters VII-IX also provide a lot of information on post-processing, as most of the advanced techniques require extra work on the computer.

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Collier Publishing LLC; 2nd edition (September 28, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 160 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1935694499
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1935694496
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.67 pounds

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