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Seeing in the dark

In this information packed tutorial, explore with me (Nic Stover) and learn about 

"Things That Go Click in the Night a deeper dive into night photography" 

Deep dive into the elements of successful night photography. In this information packed tutorial, explore with me (Nic Stover) a San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer and learn about “Things that go click in the night” a deeper look at the fun and challenges of night photography.

This tutorial covers the foundational and planning principles of night photography. This includes an overview and then a much deeper dive into the following areas:

1. Explore more of what do you feel in night photography, what draws people to it or away from it.

2. Go into detail and discover the types of night photography from star, milky way, moon, aurora borealis, eclipse, and comet photography. What are the settings I used for each of these distinct types of night photography and how to find these scenes?

3. Learn how to overcome some of the challenges of night photography.

4. Discover how using tools like PhotoPills to plan and execute night photography using their virtual reality, time planning, focus, star trails, etc.

5. Deepen your understanding of what rules should we be following for night photography to get the sharpest images.

6. Examine your camera settings. What are the ideal settings for night images? What is the value of Long Exposure Noise Reduction? How about how we focus or deal with things like air glow or hot pixels.

7. Go in depth to look at Milky Way planning based on geographic location and time of year along with moon phases.

8. Evaluate your gear selection. What things do you really need to improve your chances of capturing the images the way you want!

The tutorial will also review some best practices and a review of some of my most popular images where I will talk about the Technique and Vision that went into my images. This includes the technical capture details, histogram, and thoughts on why I chose the composition or what I was seeing the light.

Combining technique, vision, and processing

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The Details


3 hours (45 minute presentation – 2hr 15 minutes of processing)



Giveaways / Takeaways:

A reference sheet of my night photography workflow, a photopills reference sheet of how to use it to plan more impactful shots, an instructional sheet showing 8 ways to focus in the dark.

What goes into image creation?

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Rest assured that if for any reason you are not satisfied with the workshop. No questions asked, 100% moneyback guarantee. Take all of my classes knowing that if you don’t find them useful, valuable, or as offered you can get your money refunded.

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Nic Stover is very knowledgeable in many aspects of photography and digital processing. He graciously shares knowledge and experience in well organized and informational classes.  

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