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Peachpit Press Book: Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots (First Edition)

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Peachpit Press Book: Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots (First Edition)
Key Features
  • Author: Gabriel Biderman & Tim Cooper
  • Softcover, 240 Pages
  • Date Published: November 15, 2013
Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots published by Peachpit Press brings readers an introduction to taking photographs after the sun has set. This 240-page book by photographers Gabriel Biderman and Tim Cooper provides many of the basics for shooting at night. This includes scouting, exposure, composition, and lighting. Additionally, the book is filled with large photos for inspiration and examples.
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Peachpit Press 9780321948533 Overview

Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots published by Peachpit Press brings readers an introduction to taking photographs after the sun has set. This 240-page book by photographers Gabriel Biderman and Tim Cooper provides many of the basics for shooting at night. This includes scouting, exposure, composition, and lighting. Additionally, the book is filled with large photos for inspiration and examples.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Equipment/Gear

  • The Right Tools for the Night Job
  • Poring Over the Gear
  • What's in my Bag
  • The Night Camera
  • Lens Choices
  • Tripods
  • Cable Releases
  • Flash & Flashlights
  • Light Modifiers
  • Nocturnal Accessories
  • Assignments

Chapter 2: Exposure

  • Understanding the Night
  • Poring Over the Picture
  • Understanding Exposure
  • Reciprocity
  • Metering
  • Mastering Manual
  • Now Do it in the Dark
  • Slowing Down the Shutter
  • ISO/High, ISO/Optimal, ISO
  • The High ISO Test
  • Assignments

Chapter 3: Composition

  • Honing Your Night Vision
  • Poring Over the Picture
  • Rules and When to Break Them
  • Focusing in the Dark
  • Night Visions
  • Playing with Time
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction
  • Assignments

Chapter 4: The Night Light

  • Capturing and Creating Light
  • Poring Over the Picture
  • The Night Light (Quantity and Quality)
  • White Balance
  • Adding Flash/Slow Sync
  • Flash vs. Flashlight
  • Direction
  • Light Painting
  • Writing with Light
  • Experiment = Experience
  • Assignments

Chapter 5: The Night Life

  • How To Succeed In Different Nocturnal Scenarios
  • Poring Over the Picture
  • Scouting your Location
  • Cityscapes
  • The Full Moon Advantage
  • The Night Sky
  • Star Trails vs. Star Points
  • Shooting the Moon
  • Fairs and Fireworks
  • Lightning
  • Street Lights and Extreme Lighting Condition
  • Freezing Snow
  • Pitfalls in the Dark
  • Assignments

Chapter 6: Processing your Night Life

  • Developing that Night Look
  • Poring Over the Picture
  • Workstation
  • Lightroom Is the New Darkroom
  • Importing Your Images
  • The Library
  • Developing for the Night
  • Finding Your Style
  • Assignments

Peachpit Press 9780321948533 Specs

AuthorGabriel Biderman
Tim Cooper
PublisherPeachpit Press
Publication DateNovember 15, 2013
Edition1st
ISBN NumberISBN 10: 032194853X
ISBN 13: 9780321948533
Number of Pages240
Cover TypeSoft
IllustrationsNone
Dimensions7.5 x 9.1" / 19.1 x 23.2 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 7.4 x 0.5"

Peachpit Press 9780321948533 Reviews

Strategic Advice

By Piers
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

Great strategic and compositional advice for capturing and processing a variety of night photos

Clear, concise info on how to shoot night photos....

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-28

Clear, concise details on what you need and how to shoot night photos. This might not be for expert night photographers, but it overs all the basics for night landscapes, cityscapes, light painting etc.

Well written on night photography

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-16

Book is well done in explaining gear, techniques, ideas to use for Night and Astro photography. Easy to read and organized to find info when you need to review.

Gabriel Biderman Reveals the Night

By Christina
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-12

Biderman in book form is great to have in my photo book collection. And at hand in the field. It was only three years ago that I started anew to try my hand at night photography. Back in the days of film I would take very long exposures of star trails.  Digital has allowed us to do even more after dark.  Biderman is not only a master of the night, he is a VERY fine teacher and graceful writer.

Good.

By Bruce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-17

Have had no problems understanding and seems to be well written.

Great App!

By Mohammad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-16

nothing to say!

Night Photography

By Pat
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-01

I liked the book. It was well written and thought out. Having said that, it didn't really make me go 'wow'. Most of the advice was good but, personally, I had seen much of it before in other books. But, for a user going out in the dark for the first time, a good book I think.

Excellent Guide for night photography

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-29

This book is clear and concise. It covers all types of night photography, night landscapes, cityscapes, light painting etc. It covers the basics as well as those little gems (don't just carry a flashlight, carry one with a red light to not ruin your night vision). Probably not book for an expert night photographer, but everyone else can certainly gain something from reading this.

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