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.
In this fully-updated 2nd edition, Grant Collier sheds light on how to capture these otherworldly images by sharing secrets he has learned over the past 17 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, websites, 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 the recommended gear. All of the web links have been updated, and include many new web pages you can use to plan your photoshoots. All information on post-processing has been updated for use with Photoshop and Lightroom CC 2020. This includes some powerful new techniques for blending multiple exposures taken at night. There is also new information on Photoshop plug-ins and other software that is useful for night photography.
About the Author
Grant Collier has been working as a professional photographer since 1996. He is the author of 15 books and produces 6 yearly wall calendars.
"Collier's Guide to Night Photography" covers more topics and goes into more depth than other books on the same subjects...It is the night photography book from which I have learned the most. --QT Luong, author of "Treasured Lands" and first to photograph all 59 U.S. national parks.
An extraordinary and highly 'user friendly' instruction manual, "Collier's Guide to Night Photography in the Great Outdoors" should be considered a 'must read' by anyone wanting to take photographs of night sky phenomena. --Midwest Book Review
I've been contemplating writing my own e-book on this very topic for a while now; however, I feel like there's no way I could have done a better job than Grant has in this tremendous guide. It is an absolute slam dunk. --Matt Payne, photographer and host of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen