Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Processing night shots with StarStaX, part of Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light.
…In an earlier movie, you saw me shoot a star trail set-up.…And in that movie I talked about how, while you could do a really, really long…exposure to get the movement of the stars, the problem in the environment that we…had with doing that meant that the foreground was going to be overexposed.…If we had a super long exposure,…the mountains in the foreground would be completely blown out.…So in that movie, I talked about shooting a series of still pictures and…then assembling them in software to make a star trail.…So that's what we're going to do here.…So let's take a look at the shots that I've got.…
Here, as you can see, I'm working in Aperture, and by the way,…it doesn't matter what software you're using, if you're using Aperture or…iPhoto or Lightroom, at this point, it's all pretty much the same.…I'm just dealing with a bunch of pictures that we're going to ultimately assemble…into a star trail.…So here's the first shot.…Now before I do anything to the picture I'm just going to hold down the arrow key…
Joseph explores indoor, candlelit scenes; bright cities, where he shows how to capture spectacular traffic trails; and the great outdoors, under the natural light of the moon and stars. The course also contains tips on using your iPhone or other smartphone for low-light photography—or even as a light source—and enhancing noisy, high-ISO images in post-production.
- Setting up low-light portraits
- Using the iPad as a light source
- Shooting a long exposure of city lights
- Shooting simple night photos
- Exposing for the moon
- Processing night shots with StarStaX