Learn in a few hours, what would take you months of trial and error to grasp
Everyone is looking to make their photography stand out. It is hard to do if you are photographing during the day like everyone else.
But you can do just that by learning to photograph at night.
In a lot of ways, night photography is a new world that has really just opened up with the advent of digital – even more so now that digital cameras have improved so much.
So if you don’t have the budget to travel to all sorts of exotic places to take photos, you can still get stunning photographs just by going out at night.
Night Photography Course
So often, scenes that look nondescript and boring during the day turn dramatic at night.
Streetlights, neon lights, traffic, even the moon and the stars give you things to work with that just aren’t available during the day.
And the darkness lets you add effects to your photos that are off limits to the normal daylight shooter.
It doesn’t require fancy gear. And it might actually be a way for you to find the time to get out and do some shooting.
Think about it – is it easier for you to sneak off and get in some shots during the day, when you have a job, family commitments, and errands to run?
Or would it be better to get out at night after work when the family is wound down and none of that business is going on? Not only that, but your aren’t chasing fleeting glimpses of light at night.
The light never changes at night. So at night, you can take your time and set up exactly the way you want.
But you have to know what you are doing. You have to know the techniques for dealing with the darkness. You have to know the best subjects and how to find them. And you have to have the right gear.
What to Expect . . .
There are 20 different modules with practical examples, so you can tailor your learning experience and go your own pace.
And after we have gone through everything you need to know to get started with night photography, we’ll go out into the field and do some shooting so you can see how it works in real time.
Kick off your night photography adventure with 8 practical lessons that will help you get set up and get the best out of your camera in the field.
Everything from the equipment, focus, exposure and composition through to tricks, effect and post-processing your night photography.
“IN THE FIELD”
HEAD OUT INTO THE NIGHT . . .
11 practical “field work” videos that will show you exactly how Jim takes the beautiful night shots you see on this page and more.
- How to master exposure at night to take your photos from average to amazing
- The secrets to finding the best subject matter and locations
- The must-have gear to get these stunning shots
- Detailed retouching techniques to make your photos pop
- What to look for and how to set up your shot
- All the technical aspects to nailing the shot
What you’ll learn in this course…
1 – Core Class: Introduction
Watch this video to get an introduction to night photography, the benefits, and an overview of this course
2 – Core Class: Gear
In this module, you’ll discover all the items and gadgets you need for successful night photography.
3 – Core Class: Mastering Exposure
This video will teach you how to expose your images at night to not only conquer the darkness, but to put the darkness to work for you in creating great.
4 – Core Class: Exposure Scenarios
Now we’ll build on what you learned about exposure, and we’ll get into the specifics of the exact scenarios you will face time and time again in night photography.
5 – Core Class: Subject and Composition
In this video you’ll learn what makes great subject matter for night photography, where to find it, and how to go about composing the picture once you get there.
6 – Core Class: Night Effects & Trickery
Now we get to take everything you’ve learned and add cool effects to your photos. Everything from light trails to star trails to starburst effects are covered.
7 – Core Class: Post Processing Night Photography
10 – Field Work: New York – Brooklyn Bridge Park
11 – Field Work: Chicago – Introduction
12: Field Work: Chicago – Hancock
13 – Field Work: Chicago – Bean
14 – Field Work: Chicago – Pritzger
15 – Field Work: Chicago – Overlook
16 – Field Work: Chicago – Skyline
17 – Field Work: Chicago – River
18 – Field Work: Light Trails
19 – Field Work: Night Sky
20 – Bonus eBook, Fireworks and Milky Way Videos
Course updated in Dec 2018 with 3 new bonuses:
- eBook: The Complete Guide to Photography the Night Sky (54 page PDF)
- Video: Photographing the Milky Way (23 minutes)
- Bonus Video: Photographing Fireworks (11 minutes)
Photographer & Course Instructor
Photographer Jim Hamel is a specialist in Night Photography and is here to teach in a few hours what it would otherwise take you months – and endless trial and error – to learn about taking breathtaking photos at night. Jim has written many popular articles for dPS and specialises in night photography.
You can download the videos and save them to any device you like so you can access them 24/7.