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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.

Course content

  • 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.

  • Introduction

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.

  • Camera

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..

  • Lenses

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. 

  • Tripods

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

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.

  • Accessories

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.

  • Introduction

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.

  • Introduction

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.

  • Histogram

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.

  • Introduction

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. 

  • PhotoPhills

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.

  • Underexposed

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.

  • Introduction

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.  

  • Foreground

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.

  • Scale

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.

  • Reflection

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.

  • Introduction

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.

Course Curriculum

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
Photo Submission
Submit Your Photos 00:00:00

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