Focal Press Book: The Low Light Photography Field Guide: The Essential Guide to Getting Perfect Images in Challenging Light, 1st Edition

Focal Press Book: The Low Light Photography Field Guide: The Essential Guide to Getting Perfect Images in Challenging Light, 1st Edition

Focal Press Book: The Low Light Photography Field Guide: The Essential Guide to Getting Perfect Images in Challenging Light, 1st Edition

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  • Author: Michael Freeman
  • Portable Guide
  • Handy Addition to a Camera Bag

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The Low Light Photography Field Guide: The Essential Guide to Getting Perfect Images in Challenging Light will help photographers shoot what potentially could be the most lovely image without the help of the sun. Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing the reader to turn difficult shots into real works of art.

Written by a renowned photographer and author, this Field Guide will become a foundational part of every photographer's camera bag, on any photographic field trip for handy information and inspirational imagery. It is an essential solution to help you solve one of the readers biggest challenges: creating beautiful imagery with little natural light.

About the Author
Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is particularly well known for his expertise in special effects. He has been a leading photographer for the Smithsonian magazine for many years, and has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Michael is the author of more than 20 photographic books, including the hugely successful The Photographer's Eye.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Low Light
Light & the Sensor
Thresholds & Trade Offs
The Range of Light Sources
Contrast Issues
Restoring Highlights
Revealing Shadows
Shadow Realism
Color Temperature
White Balance
Key Camera Settings
Natural Low Light
Artificial Low Light
Color Temperature Blending
Selective Color Change
Profiling for Color

Section 2 :Hand Held
Choosing Hand Held or Locked Down
Steadying Techniques
Steadying Equipment
Stabilizing Technology
Fast Lenses
Focus at Full Aperture
Defining Sharpness
The Technical Edit
Identifying Types of Blur
Repairing Focus Blur
Repair to Extend Focus
Repairing Motion Blur
Repairing Combined
Blur Types
Gross Motion Blur
Frame Selection
Tracking for Sharpness
Making Motion Blur Work
Raw for Low Light
Double-Processed Raw
Hand Held HDRI, Pseudo-HDR
Types of Noise, Software
Adding Flash

Section 3: Locked Down
Tripods, Tripod Technique
Heads, Clamps
Motion Blur with Tripods
Long-Exposure Noise
Image Averaging for Noise
Coping with Contrast
Photoshop Exposure
Blending, Manual Blending
High-Low ISO Blending
Blending Software
HDR Imaging, HDR Generation
Tonemapping
Photomatix
Photoshop
FDR Tools
Easy HDR
Ghosting

Glossary
Acknowledgements
Index

Table of Contents
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Type of Media Book
Author Michael Freeman
Publisher Focal Press
Publication Date November 4, 2011
Edition 1st Edition
ISBN-13 9780240820804
Number of Pages 192
Cover Type Soft
Illustrated No
Dimensions 6.1 x 4.6 x 0.6" / 15.5 x 11.6 x 1.5 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 4.5 x 0.6"
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