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Night Photography

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Don’t let your photography stop when the sun goes down! Learn how to take exquisite night photos, work with long exposure, master light painting and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including detailed instructions on camera settings and night photography-specific techniques
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lance Keimig
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Add impressive night photography to your repertoire with guidance from renowned night photographer Lance Keimig. First, learn about the history of this relatively new photographic process and get Lance'’s recommendations on equipment you should save on and splurge on. Then, Lance heads to the historic ghost town of Bodie, California, to show you the essentials of exposure, composition, focus and white balance for exceptional results. Next, learn the ins and outs of your digital camera to capture the mystery and beauty of the starry sky and experiment with long exposure and light painting for unique results. Finally, Lance shares post-processing techniques to amplify your images and showcase your professional-quality finished night photos.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Night Photography
Meet professional photographer Lance Keimig, your guide to the incredible world of night photography. Then get started! Discover what it takes to successfully shoot at night and learn more about the fascinating history of this relatively new art form.
2. Equipment for Night Photography
3. Basics for Night Photography
4. Short Exposures
5. Long Exposures
6. Light Painting
7. Post Processing Night Photos

Taught by

Lance Keimig
Lance Keimig
Lance Keimig is a Massachusetts-based photographer best known for his night photography. He is the author of the book Night Photography: Finding Your Way In The Dark, and his work has appeared in private and public collections around the world. Lance is also a longtime teacher of night photography, having taught at the New England School of Photography, The Houston Center for Photography and now on Craftsy.

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