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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