Night Photography Course Overview
- Learn the best strategies for photographing the night sky.
- Understand how to use the various photography equipment to make stunning night sky pictures
- Become acquainted with the various photography accessories to achieve great results.
- Be able to take night sky images using the basic settings.
- Determine which blunders to prevent when photographing the night sky
- Learn how to edit photos like a pro by practicing different picture editing techniques.
- Introduction to the Course
In the introductory section, you will be given an overview of the course module. You will know how you can advance your basic night photography skills in the most effective way.
- What is Night Photography
Before you go into learning how to photograph at night, you must understand what night photography is. This lesson thoroughly introduces you to the night photography fundamentals to take your photography skills to the next level.
This section introduces you to what equipment you need to capture fantastic night sky images. It will also acknowledge you about the different accessories for your safety.
A perfect Night photograph requires a perfect camera. This lesson will introduce you to the various features and functions that you should take a look at while purchasing your camera.
- Sensor size
This tutorial provides you with a solid understanding of sensor size. You will gain the skills to determine good camera sensor size and purchase a camera that suits your needs for night time photography..
In photography, lenses make a big difference. This lesson covers what lenses you need to create beautiful night sky images.
- Prime vs Zoom
This lesson will help you decide what lenses you should buy for night photography. It will discuss the benefits of prime and zoom lenses, as well as explain their differences to help you choose the right one.
Tripod is a photography equipment essential to capture beautiful images. Through this lesson, you will dive into the difference between budget friendly tripods and expensive tripods and understand the pros and cons of each.
Filters enhance the beauty of images. This lesson provides you with a rock solid understanding of the various filters that you should use for night photography.
At this point, you are aware of the equipment necessary for capturing night sky images. In this section, we will discuss what accessories you need to get the best results.
Understanding the basics of night photography will assist you in moving forward with ease. In this lesson, we will give you an overview of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and teach you about their impacts in night photography.
- What is ISO
The exposure triangle has three elements, which are ISO, aperture and shutter speed. This tutorial explains ISO in detail. You will explore what is ISO and how it affects your night photography.
- ISO Practical
Now that you are aware of ISO, you need some practical understanding of the topic to get the most out of it. Going through this less, you’ll gain practical understanding of ISO and identify its importance in night sky photography.
- What is Aperture
Let’s move on to the second element of the exposure triangle, which is ISO. You must property set aperture.for taking beautiful night sky photos, This lesson explains the different aperture settings and shares some tips and tricks you need to set aperture for maximum results.
- What is Shutter Speed
It’s time to move on the most important element of the exposure triangle, which is shutter speed. This lesson explains what is shutter speed, and gets across the drawbacks of not using the correct shutter speed.
- Shutter Speed Practical
This lesson aims to provide you with a practical understanding of shutter seed so you can work with it as efficiently as possible.
- Exposure Triangle
Finally, you’ve gone over all three aspects of an exposure triangle. Learning these elements is essential to understand what happens in camera when we change one of the elements. Now it’s time you put all these elements together and identify the impact they have on your camera.
In this module, you will learn some exciting advanced techniques to take your camera off automatic and ensure it’s in full manual mode to take perfect night sky images. You’ll get a preview of what you’ll learn in the following lessons.
We will start the session with learning histogram. This lesson explains the importance of histogram in night sky photography. It will guide you in every possible way to enhance your ability to read histograms.
- RAW VS JPEG
Through this lesson, you will be equipped with a solid understanding of the differences between RAW and JPEG files. You will explore what format you should shoot in for night photography.
- What is RAW
This lesson takes you through a series of images in raw format and explains the benefits of shooting images in raw format.
- Dynamic Range
Every lesson you take in this course brings you closer to gaining mastery in night photography. In this section, we will discuss what dynamic range is and why is it so important in night photography.
- Kelvin Temp
The color temperature of light sources must be measured in photography. This lesson explains what exactly kelvin temperature is and how to use it for white balance.
In this section you will learn how to plan for night sky photography. You’ll understand the key aspects of night sky photography to take your photography to a complete new level.
- Light Pollution
Clear skies and minimal light pollution are vital for night sky photography.
This lesson teaches you how to find locations with the least polluted part of light pollution through a light pollution app.
- Weather App
What time of the year is best for going out and photographing the night sky. It will introduce you to the amazing features of a weather detector app and let you know how to track weather and shoot photographs in the best time of the year.
Previously we learned how to find the best locations for night sky photography and what is the best time for acheiving great results. In this lesson you will learn how to focus on these locations and find the best dates throughout the month or year with PhotoPills app for shooting night beautiful night photographs
- Feature of PhotoPhills
We discussed the power of Photopills in the previous lesson. This tutorial covers all of the awesome features of PhotoPills that you’ll need to get the most out of it.
- Pro Tip for Night Sky Planning
In the last lesson of how to pre plan for night sky photography, we’ll share a pro tip that’s going to do wonders for your night sky photography. Learning this tip will help you take your night sky photography skill to a whole new level.
- How to Focus
Any form of photography necessitates the use of focus.This segment will show you how to use your camera lens to achieve the best possible focusing results.
- Base Settings
To capture your first night sky photograph, you must be familiar with the correct base settings. In this lesson, we will share our highly recommended base setting for capturing the first night sky photograph.
- Practical Base Setting
In the previous lecture, you learned about the in camera settings you need to understand to take perfect night sky images. In this lesson, you’ll get practical understanding of what changes you should make in tour in camera settings to take the best shot.
The lesson you went through provided you with a solid understanding of basic settings. Now, we will take you through the steps you need to take if your image is underexposed.
- Overexposed Part 1
You know what to do if your image is underexposed. This section will teach you what to do if your base settings result in an overexposed image.
- Overexposed Part 2
You’ve learned how to adjust in camera settings to deal with overexposed images in the previous lesson. This section will provide you with a professional view of night sky photography if your base settings show an overexposed image.
- Pro Tip to Find Composition Fast
Every step of this session teaches you something new. This section will provide you with some pro tips to find composition fast and click shard night sky images.
Night sky photography is about telling stories as well as taking pictures of the night sky.. In this module, you will get introduced to the basic techniques required for composition that you need to create beautiful images that tell its unique stories.
Let’s focus on the first part of the composition session. In this section, we will teach you how to focus on the foreground and capture images of the night sky.
Creating scale in an uphill task night sky photography. In this lesson, we will show you the simplest techniques to create a scale in night sky photography.
You are delving deeper towards learning the composition techniques. In this tutorial, you will learn another basic composition technique to shoot night sky photography, which is, reflection.
- Low Light Cityscape Photography
We’ve included a variety of training modules with the best strategies and techniques to help you improve your photography skills.This tool is loaded up with tips and directions to enhance your ability to shoot beautiful images in low light.
- Creating Simple Light Trails
You’re getting closer to achieving photographic mastery. This tutorial will show you how to create simple light trails. It will guide you in every possible way to be effective with your work.
- Light Pollution Filter
You went through a few advanced equipment items previously in the advanced equipment module, one of which was a light pollution filter. In this module, we will explains the tremendous benefits of using the light pollution filter in night sky photography.
- Exposure Blending
You’re going on to a more advanced stage of composition. In this lesson, we’ll talk about exposure blending, which is a more advanced composition technique.
- Artificial Light
You’ve learned a great deal about exposure blending in the previous lesson. In this lesson, you will learn how to use artificial light and get the same results that you get through exposure blending.
- Focus Stacking
You’ve learned a lot up to this point. This lesson guides you in multiple ways with the best techniques to enhance your ability to shoot photos at focus stacking.
- Time Lapse
This section provides you the professional tips to advance your skills for creating time lapse. Going through this section, you will be up to speed to create realistic and beautiful time lapse star photography
- Star Trails
After going through creating time lapse star photography, it’s time you learn about creating star trails in a similar manner. In this lesson, we will teach you the methods to create beautiful star trails like professionals.
You can’t waste your hard work after putting so much time and effort into the learning session. In this module, we’ll be concentrating on image editing to help you get the most out of your images.
- Basic Overview
Throughout the entire session, we have clicked a lot of raw images. In this tutorial, we’ll edit all of the raw images in our editing program to show you how editing changes the look of the images.
- Global VS Local Adjustment
Through this lesson, you’ll gain an excellent understanding of global vs local adjustments and identify their impacts on your night sky photography.
- Editing Night Photography Images
You’ve learned the difference between global and local adjustment in the previous lessons, as well as how to edit a night sky image.. It’s time you put all your knowledge into practice. This section guides you on how to edit your night sky images on the editing software.
- Proper Artificial Light
You must learn a variety of techniques in order to improve your editing abilities. In this lesson, we will explain how to edit your night sky images using artificial light.
- Blending Multiple Exposure
You’re getting closer to mastering professional photo editing techniques. This lesson will show you how to blend multiple exposures on your editing software to achieve perfect pictures.
- Focus Stack- Photoshop
This lesson guides you on how to focus stack in photoshop. We’ll give you some professional tips on pointing toward a focus and provide you with several images to practice how to focus stack in photos.
- Focus Stack- Helicon
You’ve learned how to focus stack in Photoshop in your previous lesson. Now we will discuss how you can focus stack the same images through Helicon software.
- Time Lapse
So far, you’ve absorbed a significant amount of post-production knowledge. This tutorial covers the advantages of using time lapse photography as well as the post-production techniques.
- Star Trails
With each stage of the learning process, you are enhancing your skills.This tutorial will show you how to edit star trails in the simplest way possible.
- Adobe Lightroom Pro Tips
You’ve learned a variety of photography and editing techniques by this point. We’ll wrap up this session with some Adobe Lightroom pro tips to help you edit your images like a pro.
|Unit 01: Introduction to Night Photography|
|Module 1: Introduction to the Course||00:02:00|
|Module 2: What is Night Photography||00:01:00|
|Unit 02: Photography Equipment|
|Module 1: Introduction (Unit 2: Photography Equipment)||00:01:00|
|Module 2: Camera||00:02:00|
|Module 3: Sensor Size||00:03:00|
|Module 4: Lenses||00:03:00|
|Module 5: Prime VS Zoom||00:02:00|
|Module 6: Tripods||00:02:00|
|Module 7: Filters||00:02:00|
|Module 8: Accessories||00:05:00|
|Unit 03: Basics|
|Module 1: Introduction (Unit 3: Basics)||00:01:00|
|Module 2: What is ISO||00:02:00|
|Module 3: ISO Practical||00:02:00|
|Module 4: What is Aperture||00:02:00|
|Module 5: What is Shutter Speed||00:03:00|
|Module 6: Shutter Speed Practical||00:04:00|
|Module 7: Exposure Triangle||00:03:00|
|Unit 04: Advanced Basics|
|Module 1: Introduction (Unit 4: Advanced Basics )||00:01:00|
|Module 2: Histogram||00:03:00|
|Module 3: RAW vs JPEG||00:03:00|
|Module 4: What is RAW||00:02:00|
|Module 5: Dynamic Range||00:03:00|
|Module 6: Kelvin Temp||00:03:00|
|Unit 05: How to Plan|
|Module 1: Introduction (Unit 5: How to Plan )||00:02:00|
|Module 2: Light Pollution||00:03:00|
|Module 3: Weather App||00:03:00|
|Module 4: PhotoPills||00:06:00|
|Module 5: Feature of PhotoPills||00:07:00|
|Module 6: PRO Tip for Night Sky Planning||00:03:00|
|Unit 06: Capturing Night Photos|
|Module 1: How to Focus||00:07:00|
|Module 2: Base Settings||00:02:00|
|Module 3: Practical Base Setting||00:02:00|
|Module 4: Underexposed||00:02:00|
|Module 5: Overexposed Part 1||00:02:00|
|Module 6: Overexposed Part 2||00:03:00|
|Module 7: Pro Tip to Find Composition Fast||00:02:00|
|Unit 07: Composition|
|Module 1: Introduction (Unit 7: Composition )||00:02:00|
|Module 2: Foreground||00:03:00|
|Module 3: Scale||00:03:00|
|Module 4: Reflection||00:03:00|
|Module 5: Low Light Cityscape Photography||00:04:00|
|Module 6: Creating Simple Light Trails||00:03:00|
|Unit 08: Advanced Capturing|
|Module 1: Light Pollution Filter||00:02:00|
|Module 2: Exposure Blending||00:03:00|
|Module 3: Artificial Light||00:03:00|
|Module 4: Focus Stacking||00:04:00|
|Module 5: Time Lapse||00:05:00|
|Module 6: Star Trails||00:03:00|
|Unit 09: Editing|
|Module 1: Introduction (Unit 9: Editing)||00:02:00|
|Module 2: Basic Overview||00:19:00|
|Module 3: Global VS Local Adjustment||00:09:00|
|Module 4: Editing Night Photography Images||00:22:00|
|Module 5: Proper Artificial Light||00:15:00|
|Module 6: Blending Multiple Exposure||00:13:00|
|Module 7: Focus Stack- Photoshop||00:07:00|
|Module 8: Focus Stack- Helicon||00:06:00|
|Module 9: Time Lapse||00:06:00|
|Module 10: Star Trails||00:11:00|
|Module 11: Adobe Lightroom Pro Tips||00:14:00|
|Submit Your Photos||00:00:00|