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
FOR MUCH MORE INSTRUCTION ...
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.)
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