1. In my 28-minute HD tutorial I take you from “field to final,” to illustrate how to shoot, then process nightscape images taken by the light of the Moon, images that put the stars into a blue sky above well-lit landscapes.

    From a shoot in the field at Waterton Lakes National Park in June 2015 I explain:
    • what equipment, exposures and camera settings to use when shooting moonlit nightscapes
    • and provide tips on balancing the “Exposure Triangle"
    • and on achieving good depth of field.

    Back at the computer, using images I took that weekend at Waterton Lakes, I step you through processing an image from “raw to rave,” first demonstrating step-by-step how to develop raw files in Adobe Camera Raw (steps also applicable to Lightroom if you prefer).

    I then demonstrate how to go beyond Lightroom or Camera Raw to use Adobe Photoshop to further enhance a still image. I illustrate non-destructive editing techniques, including:
    • the use of smart filters,
    • adjustments layers,
    • and masks for the sky and ground.

    Other tutorial videos on my channel describe ...
    How to Photograph Aurora
    How to Photograph Star Trails


    I invite you to check out my 400-page ebook, "How to Photograph and Process Nightscapes and Time-Lapses, available worldwide exclusively at the Apple iBookstore for Apple Macs and iPads at —

    (Sorry, no Kindle or Android versions are available due to the extensive interactive and video content of the ebook.)

    To learn more about my ebook and its contents, please visit —

    Also available is our more extensive 4-hour video course on Nightscapes and Time-Lapses: From Field to Photoshop, now available for purchase, either with a download ($79.95 Canadian) or as a shipped USB drive ($99.95 Canadian). For all the details, see


    Or go to

    Thanks for looking! — Alan

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The Night Sky

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