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In bright light, it is easier to take a beautiful photograph with your DSLR. When the sun starts to go down or you are shooting indoors, a whole new skill set is needed. This new addition to the successful Field Guide Series will help you shoot what potentially could be the most lovely image without the help of natural light. No more harsh flash photographs with dreary bacIn bright light, it is easier to take a beautiful photograph with your DSLR. When the sun starts to go down or you are shooting indoors, a whole new skill set is needed. This new addition to the successful Field Guide Series will help you shoot what potentially could be the most lovely image without the help of natural light. No more harsh flash photographs with dreary backgrounds and no more blurry night shots that were exposed too long. Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether you are shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing you to turn difficult shots into real works of art....

Title : The Low Light Photography Field Guide
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ISBN : 9780240820804
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 191 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Low Light Photography Field Guide Reviews

  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    2019-03-30 00:49

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/The book's cover says this is a field guide - and what might not be apparent from an Amazon listing is that it is a very small book meant to be portable to be used as a resource when shooting on location. That means the print and pictures are very small - honestly, many are too small to even see the effect which is being described. That was my main frustration with the book - you need good eyes and, ironically, good light to read the small type in the book. But that's my only complaint - like all of Freeman's books, this is an excellent resource on the subject and a must-read for every photographer.The table of contents shows just how thoroughly the subject of low light photography is explored:Section 1: Low Light, Light & the Sensor, Thresholds & Trade Offs, The Range of Light Sources, Contrast Issues, Restoring Highlights, Revealing Shadows, Shadow Realism, Color Temperature, White Balance, Key Camera Settings, Natural Low Light, Artificial Low Light, Color Temperature Blending, Selective Color Change, Profiling for ColorSection 2 :Hand Held, Choosing Hand Held or Locked Down, Steadying Techniques, Steadying Equipment, Stablizing Technology, Fast Lenses, Focus at Full Aperture, Defining Sharpness, The Technical Edit, Identifying Types of Blur, Repairing Focus Blur, Repair to Extend Focus, Repairing Motion Blur, Repairing Combined, Blur Types, Gross Motion Blur, Frame Selection, Tracking for Sharpness, Making Motion Blur Work, Raw for Low Light, Double-Processed Raw, Hand Held HDRI, Pseudo-HDR, Types of Noise, Software, Adding FlashSection 3: Locked Down, Tripods, Tripod Technique, Heads, Clamps, Motion Blur with Tripods, Long-Exposure Noise, Image Averaging for Noise, Coping with Contrast, Photoshop Exposure, Blending, Manual Blending, High-Low ISO Blending, Blending Software, HDR Imaging, HDR Generation, Tonemapping, Photomatix, Photoshop, FDR Tools, Easy HDR, GhostingAs can be seen from the table of contents, the book covers nearly every situation a photographer runs into with low light situations (except how to handle drunken groomsmen throwing beer bottles at you while you are trying to photograph a wedding reception in a dark cave of a meeting hall). As well, many artistic effects (ghosting, HDR, etc.) add dimension and interest to what could be a very bland and dry subject. The real advantage and reason to read Freeman's books is that he always keeps a good balance between technical and artistic: and that the end result of a photograph is to create interest, not conquer a technical hurdle.I have a lot of respect for the author and have greatly appreciated all his books. This one is no exception to that tradition: it is informative, well written, easy to assimilate, and right on the money for the modern digital photographer. Other than the tiny size, this is a very useful reference AND inspiration book. Highly recommended when purchased with a magnifying glass!

  • Picueta
    2019-04-24 23:55

    No me ha descubierto el MediterrĂ¡neo, vaya.