Stars Rush In

Stars Rush In

Stars Rush In, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

First, about this photo: here’s some information about the circumstances. Capture data: Nikon D300, 12-24mm Zoom lens at 12mm (about 18mm in 35mm terms), about thirty minutes (1,805 seconds) at f/4 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.

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Secrets of Digital Night Photography
Harold Davis

In a letter to his brother Theo, the great artist Vincent van Gogh wrote, "It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored than the day." The advent of digital photography has revolutionized the practice of night photography because a digital sensor can record the spectacular colors of the night. These colors are created by light waves in spectrums that are invisible to the naked human eye. For the first time we can truly "see" the world of the night around us.

In this webcast, professional photographer Harold Davis, author of Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers (O’Reilly) and creator of the Photoblog 2.0 and Digital Night web sites shows why night photography has become increasingly popular among digital photographers. He demystifies exposure techniques at night, and explains how he post-processes night photos. Following Harold’s presentation, there will be time for a Q&A in which he’ll answer your questions about night photography.

Attendance is limited, so register now. We’ll send you a reminder before the webcast. And please feel free to share this invitation with others.

Date: Friday, October 17 at 10am PDT (17:00 GMT)
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
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About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is a photographer and author. His photographs have been widely published, exhibited, and collected. Many of his fine art photography posters are well known, including some recent alternatively processed digital flower images published by New York Graphic Society.

The author of more than twenty books, Harold has written (and illustrated with his photographs) Digital Photography: Digital Field Guide (Wiley), The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite and the High Sierra (Countryman/W.W.Norton), 100 Views of the Golden Gate (Wilderness Press). He is the lead author of a new series of books about digital photography from O’Reilly Digital Media.

Harold writes the popular Photoblog 2.0, which covers aesthetic, technical, and personal issues related to digital photography. He is the creator of the Digital Night website.

This entry was posted in Digital Night, Landscape, Photography, Yosemite.

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