Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light

Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light

Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, crafted by the creator, Ben Long. This study is an essential foundation for an individual who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation talent. It provides you a strong understanding on Night + Low Light, 3D + Animation, Photography Foundations, Photography, Lighting, Video, Night + Low Light, 3D + Animation, Photography Foundations, Photography, Lighting and Video.

Free Download - Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light
Author Ben Long
Publish Date 3/29/2012
Skill Intermediate
Duration 4h
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 54
Last Update N/A

Join photographer and teacher Ben Long as he describes the tools, creative options, and special considerations involved in shooting with a DSLR camera at night or in low-light conditions, such as sunset or candlelight. The course addresses exposure decisions such as choice of aperture and shutter speed and how they impact depth of field and the camera’s ability to freeze motion.

Ben also shows how to obtain accurate color balance in tungsten and fluorescent lighting situations, and how to postprocess the images in Photoshop to remove noise caused by higher ISO settings. He also demonstrates accessories that can greatly expand your low-light photography options.

Topics include:

  • Understanding how low light affects exposure, shutter speed, color temperature, and more
  • Preparing for a low-light shoot
  • Shooting in dimly lit rooms
  • Using the flash indoors
  • Shooting in the shade
  • Taking flash portraits at night
  • Controlling flash color temperature
  • Focusing in low light
  • Light painting
  • Manipulating long shutter speeds
  • Correcting white balance
  • Brightening shadows
  • Sharpening and noise reduction

Photography Foundations: Night and Low Light : Video Lessons

  • Welcome2m 23s
  • What can you shoot in low light?2m 17s
  • What you need for this course4m 3s
  • Working with exposure parameters in low light1m 13s
  • Working with image sensors in low light4m 35s
  • Working with shutter speed in low light3m 3s
  • Considering motion blur1m 14s
  • Working with ISO in low light2m 29s
  • Assessing your camera's high ISO capability4m 52s
  • Working with in-camera noise reduction2m 4s
  • Working with aperture in low light2m 10s
  • Understanding dynamic range2m 2s
  • Working with color temperature and white balance1m 11s
  • Exposing to the right4m 1s
  • Introduction2m 20s
  • Talking with Steve Simon about low-light photography13m 46s
  • Shooting by candlelight1m 55s
  • Choosing a mode4m 34s
  • Exploring the role of lens stabilization3m 1s
  • White balance considerations3m 27s
  • Flash considerations1m 18s
  • Problem solving1m 35s
  • Understanding aesthetics and composition3m 27s
  • Preparing for the shoot5m 25s
  • Act I: adjusting to the light3m 48s
  • Intermission: reviewing the strategy1m 53s
  • Act II: moving to the back of the house2m 35s
  • After the show: lessons learned1m 18s
  • Reviewing the performance images12m 45s
  • Shooting in the shade2m 55s
  • Street shooting2m 52s
  • Shooting flash portraits at night4m 5s
  • Controlling flash color temperature2m 50s
  • Adjusting exposure to preserve the mood2m 34s
  • Dynamic range considerations4m 2s
  • Shooting lingering sunsets1m 42s
  • Exploring focusing strategies5m 17s
  • Composing and focusing at night10m 42s
  • Shooting the stars9m 27s
  • Practicing low-light landscape shooting9m 55s
  • Focusing on the horizon in low light3m 57s
  • Light painting: behind the camera7m 34s
  • Light painting: in front of the camera2m 13s
  • Manipulating long shutter speeds3m 17s
  • Correcting white balance8m 49s
  • Correcting white balance with a gray card3m 50s
  • Correcting white balance of JPEG images2m
  • Blending exposures with different white balances7m 13s
  • Brightening shadows9m 8s
  • Reducing noise7m 44s
  • Sharpening9m 14s
  • Correcting depth-of-field issues9m 32s
  • Correcting night skies6m 39s
  • Goodbye53s

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