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2nd Edition

Night Photography and Light Painting
Finding Your Way in the Dark

ISBN 9780415718981
Published July 2, 2015 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

Lance Keimig, one of the premier experts on night photography, has put together a comprehensive reference that will show you ways to capture images you never thought possible. This new edition of Night Photography presents the practical techniques of shooting at night alongside theory and history, illustrated with clear, concise examples, and charts and stunning images. From urban night photography to photographing the landscape by starlight or moonlight, from painting your subject with light to creating a subject with light, this book provides a complete guide to digital night photography and light painting.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Vargas Brothers: Unsung Heroes of Night Photography

Introduction: Why Night Photography?


Chapter 1: Developing Your Night Vision

Chapter 2: Night Photography Equipment

Chapter 3: Basic Procedures for Night Photography


Chapter 4: Short Exposures – Ambient Artificial Lighting Scenarios

Chapter 5: Short Exposures – Natural Light

Chapter 6: Long Exposures – Natural Light

Chapter 7: Time Lapse Photography

Chapter 8: Light Painting – Lighting Your Subject

Chapter 9: Light Writing or Drawing – Your Subject is Light


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Lance Keimig has been photographing at night for nearly 30 years. He has taught night photography and light painting since 1998 at venues including the New England School of Photography, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Houston Center for Photography, Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, and the School of Visual Art in New York. He teaches workshops around the country and leads night photography tours to places like Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, and Cuba. Keimig lectures at the Photo Plus Expo in New York, and was a featured speaker and workshop instructor at Estudio Brasil in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. Russell Brown, senior creative director at Adobe said that Keimig may well be one of the finest photography instructors on the planet.