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Capturing and Processing Night Photography

with Tim Cooper

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    01:47
  •   04 Civil Twilight Image Prep And Test Shots

    12:40

Class duration: 2h 21m

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About The Class

From Shoot to Edit: Capturing City Glow

Creating night images poses unique challenges, particularly for those who are more accustomed to daytime photography. From focusing in the dark to calculating long exposures, night photography requires the photographer to build new skills and polish off some old ones. But there’s more to night photography than just capturing the image in the field. Like with other photographic disciplines, post-processing often plays a vital role in crafting the final image. Join photographer, author and National Parks at Night instructor Tim Cooper as he shares what you’ll need to know while you’re in the field, including lens choice, camera settings and exposure, as well as how to use Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Lightroom® to create a night image that dazzles.


SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    01:47
  2. 02

    Safety And Scouting

    01:28
  3. 03

    Photo Pills App

    03:45
  4. 04

    Civil Twilight Image Prep And Test Shots

    12:40
  5. 05

    Setting Intervalometer And Capturing Cityscape

    04:04
  6. 06

    Light Painting: Equipment Overview

    03:20
  7. 07

    Light Painting: Composing The Scene

    03:14
  8. 08

    Light Painting: Setting Sky Exposure Ambient Light

    08:06
  9. 09

    Light Painting: Color And White Balance

    05:12
  10. 10

    Light Painting: Mixing Warm And Cool Light

    14:58
  11. 11

    Review Cityscape Library

    02:01
  12. 12

    Opening Images In Lightroom And Moving In Photoshop

    19:29
  13. 13

    Cityscape Image: Layers Theory

    07:56
  14. 14

    Cityscape Image: Selections And Mask Theory

    05:48
  15. 15

    Cityscape Image: Selection Using Color Range

    08:27
  16. 16

    Cityscape Image: Altering Masks

    05:36
  17. 17

    Review Light Painting Library

    03:01
  18. 18

    Light Painting: Opening As Layers In Photoshop

    11:00
  19. 19

    Light Painting: Layer Masks

    12:05
  20. 20

    Light Painting: Edit Review

    07:59

Meet Your Expert

Tim Cooper

Originally from New Jersey, Tim was an electrician before moving to Montana in 1991 to discover his love of photography. After attending night classes at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, the passion was born and he attended the Summer Intensive Program the following ... read more

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