Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Enhancing Night and Low-Light Photos with Photoshop.
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…I hope this course has been useful and inspiring for you.…We have just scratched the surface of some of the many enhancements and…corrections that can be applied to night and low light photography.…There's a lot more that you can learn, and…there are many other courses on the lynda.com library.…On both image processing, and night photography.…For learning more about the stars you may be photographing,…consider getting an astronomy app for…your smartphone, that will help you identify the stars that you're seeing,…when you're out under the night skies with your camera.…Photographing at night, can be a great way to see familiar scenes in a new light.…
So make a point, to go out and explore after the sun goes down, and…see what kind of light you can find in the darkness.…
In this course, photographer and educator Seán Duggan explores a range of post-processing techniques aimed at expanding your creative options for night and low-light photography—and even "shooting" stars. He'll begin in Camera Raw for general enhancements (white balance, tonal and contrast adjustments, and noise reduction) and then turn to Photoshop to capitalize on its Merge to HDR feature, which can create spectacular high-dynamic-range images. Last, he includes techniques specifically for star photography: stacking layers to create star trails, removing and replacing blurry stars, and using luminosity masks on photos of the Milky Way.
- Using neutral guides to set white balance
- Applying lens profile corrections
- Reducing noise
- Working with 16-bit and 32-bit HDR images
- Stacking layers and combining exposures
- Improving star photography