Photographing and Assembling a Lunar Eclipse Composite

Photographing and Assembling a Lunar Eclipse Composite

Photographing and Assembling a Lunar Eclipse Composite is an Intermediate level tutorial on Photography, written by the author, Seán Duggan. This tutorial is an essential foundation for an individual who needs to get better at his/her Photography talent. It provides you a thorough grip on Night + Low Light, Masking + Compositing, Photography, Raw Processing, Lightroom, Photoshop, Night + Low Light, Masking + Compositing, Photography, Raw Processing, Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Author Seán Duggan
Publish Date 8/29/2014
Skill Intermediate
Duration 2h 43m
Topic Lightroom
Video Tutorials 32
Last Update N/A

A lunar eclipse is a relatively common astronomical event that always brings out the cameras and the long telephoto lenses. But the next time a lunar eclipse comes around, go beyond just taking a close-up of a darkened moon. Create a composite that shows the phases of the eclipse—and better still, shows the composite in the context of the landscape underneath it.

That’s what photographer and educator Seán Duggan did, and in this course, he deconstructs his photographic steps and post-processing procedures.

The course begins with advice on how to plan and photograph the eclipse, with the right gear, the right focusing techniques, and the right exposure. Next, Seán evaluates the images in Lightroom, and then dives into Photoshop and shows how to composite each image into a finished photo. Along the way, he explores blend modes, layer masking, and other compositing techniques.

Photographing and Assembling a Lunar Eclipse Composite : Video Lessons

  • Welcome1m 3s
  • What you should know before watching this course1m 36s
  • Using the exercise files39s
  • Camera considerations for eclipse photography1m 24s
  • Lens considerations for eclipse photography3m 13s
  • Other essential equipment4m 21s
  • Planning test shoots to evaluate exposure and interval times3m 38s
  • Choosing a location6m 1s
  • Focusing procedures for sharp night photography4m 11s
  • Adjusting the exposure of the moon during the shoot3m 42s
  • Shooting the landscape elements5m 11s
  • Using a second camera to get a reference for the position of the moon1m 46s
  • Evaluating focus and exposure of the moon shots6m 34s
  • Processing images in Lightroom or Camera Raw9m 47s
  • Opening raw shots as layers in Photoshop7m 26s
  • Choosing the best shots to refine the moon sequence5m 56s
  • Selecting the moon and removing the background8m 38s
  • Creating an evenly spaced sequence4m 38s
  • Prepping the position-reference sequence3m 24s
  • Merging two landscapes into a panorama8m 14s
  • Creating a selection mask for the sky6m 37s
  • Adjusting tone and color for night8m 33s
  • Adding a new sky5m 58s
  • Perfecting the sky mask9m 46s
  • Modifying the moon sequence6m 56s
  • Adding the sequence layers to the landscape3m 13s
  • Using reference shots to determine the correct moon path4m 55s
  • Creating a guide layer for the moon arc5m 14s
  • Making final adjustments to the moon sequence5m 34s
  • Making final tonal adjustments to the moon7m 23s
  • Making final tonal adjustments to the landscape6m 37s
  • Next steps1m 21s

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