Night Photography

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Photographing the night sky can be a tricky business. Mike Shaw is here to teach you how to focus, which lenses to bring, what kind of tripod to choose, and more tips and techniques. 0:00 - Introduction 0:20 - Focusing at Night 1:42 - Choosing a Tripod 3:10 - Choosing a Lens 4:53 - Planning Your Shot 6:24 - Slaying the High ISO Dragon Are you a pro at shooting in dim light? Let us know your tips in the Comments section, below.
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It’s likely that everyone reading this has used, or at the very least heard of, Adobe’s ubiquitous piece of software called Photoshop. But are you familiar with the very first—and perhaps the most eccentric—of the evangelists working behind that magic curtain? Well, you’re about to meet him today, in our latest podcast featuring pioneers of photography and imaging. As Adobe employee number 38, graphic designer Russell Preston Brown was in the room when brothers Thomas and John Knoll showed up to demonstrate a new piece of software, in 1988.
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OM System Ambassador Matt Suess brings you along on his recent trip to Lofoten, Norway, to capture the aurora borealis. Suess has prepared an in-depth look at how to prepare for a trip like this and offers tips on photographing the aurora borealis. 0:00 - Introduction 2:45 - About Matt Suess 6:07 - Getting to Lofoten, Norway 8:56 - Gear Check List 18:20 - Predicting the Aurora Borealis 30:48 - Photographing the Aurora Borealis 36:53 - Time Lapse 40:06 - Other Photo Opportunities 44:04 - Final Thoughts 44:50 - Q&A  Have you ever
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Not sure how to get rid of the grain rendered by high ISO in your night-photography images? Sony Artisan of Imagery Mahesh Thapa shows you his top techniques that could help you improve your night photography. 0:00 - Introduction 1:22 - First Technique: Blending 2 Photos 17:57 - Second Technique: Photographing Fireworks 23:35 - Third Technique: High ISO Blending 36:22 - Astrophotography Tips 42:26 - Final Thoughts 45:39 - Q&A Are you ready to try these night-photography tips for yourself? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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Watch as professional cityscape and landscape photographer Jennifer Khordi breaks down her process of planning and shooting the Milky Way and the Moon over New York City. Khordi demonstrates how she plans her shots using PhotoPills and shares her favorite photos. 0:00 - Introduction 0:40 - Gear for Photographing the Milky Way 1:02 - Imagine, Plan, Shoot 3:28 - Composition: Know Your Subject 5:45 - Photos of the Milky Way at Different Times 7:55 - Using the Photopills App and Light Pollution 15:20 - Blended Photos of Blue Hour 23:12 - Gear for
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Photographer Imma Barrera has spent many nights under the sky, capturing its beauty in order to to raise awareness about protecting the night sky from light pollution. Watch as Barrera discusses photographing nightscapes throughout the National Park System, and learn about her planning, camera settings, and the gear she uses to get the perfect night sky shot.  0:00 - Introduction and About Imma 5:23 - Agenda 6:50 - Under the Night Sky Project 13:11 - Milky Way 22:06 - Gear 26:36 - Settings to Capture the Night Sky 28:42 - Star Trails 31:21 -
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Interested in photographing the stars at night but not sure where to start? During this class, professional photographer Alison Carlino discusses the gear needed, how to plan for night sky adventures, how to focus in the darkness, the basics of how to light-paint objects, and how to capture star trails for the purpose of compositing in StarStaX. She also reviews realistic post-processing of the images in Lightroom. 0:00 - Introduction 6:13 - About Alison 8:56 - In This Presentation 9:37 - Gear 14:35 - Planning 20:37 - How to Focus in the Dark
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On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we continue our coverage of the 2022 OPTIC Conference with two highly invigorating segments about exploring the world after dark. Above photograph © Susan Magnano Our first guest is
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A few years ago, I published the groundbreaking article 8 Mistakes I Have Made in Photography and How You Can Avoid Them—a mea culpa that exposed me to endless ridicule around the halls of B&H. Well, I am back with another confessional—this time focusing on mistakes I have made in the dark while engaged in night photography. Although I made some of those
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Trying to photograph the night sky but light pollution is getting in the way? Landscape and astrophotographer Jess Santos shares her knowledge regarding light pollution and how to combat it when you’re taking nightscape images. Watch and learn to understand the Bortle Scale, how to find locations, what filters to use, and more. Where do you want to take night landscape photos? Let us know in the Comments section, below! 
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Learn everything you need to know about photographing the Aurora Borealis (Northen Lights) with David Swindler! From in-the-field workflow to camera gear and settings selection, you'll be prepared for capturing this beautiful natural phenomenon! Tell us about your tips for photographing the Northern Lights, in the Comments section.
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Curious about how to get started in night photography? From landscapes to cityscapes, Gabriel Biderman of National Parks at Night offers a beginner’s guide on how to take photos at night. Have you photographed at night? What sort of experiences have you had? Tell us!
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Winter adventure photography calls for a great deal of preparation beforehand so you can focus on photographing the beautiful landscapes. Join us as Sony Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross discusses how to protect your photography gear and yourself in sub-zero temperatures, in several feet of snow, and on icy lakes. What are your own tips for photographing in extreme cold? Share them in the Comments section.
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Want to photograph the night sky and nebulae, but not sure where to start? This is your all-in-one guide to nightscapes and deep-sky photography. Ian Lauer shares beginner, intermediate, and advanced astrophotography tips and setups. What are your questions about photographing outer space? Ask away in the Comments section.
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Have you ever wondered how to get started in deep-sky astrophotography? Brian Fulda shares his astrophotography tips for photographing deep space, on topics such as beginner mistakes, astrophotography equipment, and thorough planning. What are your tips for photographing the night sky? Share them with us in the Comments section.