Digital Capture After Dark
The pitfalls of photographing at night are many: autofocus and built-in light meters generally fail at night, long exposures tend to make noisy or blurry photographs, and cameras set to automatic generally trigger the build-in flash in low-light conditions, resulting in unsatisfying images. Lack of understanding and inappropriate techniques often ruin the dramatic potental of nighttime images.
In this book, Amanda Quitenz-Fiedler and Philipp Scholz Rittermann will teach you to overcome these and other obstacles. Their coverage goes beyond the how to of capturing digital images at night and adresses the why to of long-exposure photography, including the importance of understanding how we think and see at night compared with during the day.
Also discussed are hands-on image editing techniques that will help you prepare your images for output. Detailed descriptions cover color balancing, expanding dynamic range, controlling flare, dealing with noise, converting to black-and-white, toning, and much more.
Among the more than 200 stunning images throughout the book are contributions form photographers Michael Penn and Kevin McCollister, who also add to the methods presented in the book by sharing their owen approaches to low-light photography.
Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler is a writer, photographer, and educator. She is a regular contributor to such publications as Rangefinder, Digital Photo Pro, and Photographer´s Forum. She is the autor of Ten Photo Assignments and co-author of Capture: Digital Photography Essentials, both published by Rocky Nook. She has shown her photographs at group exhibitions around the country and contributes to create work in both digital and analog media, focusing on concepts such as modern attitudes, personal demons, and stunted dreams.
Quintenz-Fiedler teaches in several colleges in the San Diego area, holds workshops, and lectures on the arts of photography and writing. She lives in Carlsbad, CA with her beloved husband, Steve, and cherished son, Conner. Her photographic work can be viewed at amanda-quintenz.com
Philipp Scholz Rittermann´s work spans opposite ends of our environment, from nocturnal scenes of industry to views of pristine landscape. His work is held in over one hundred public, private, and corporate collections, including MoMA, New York, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France. Scholz Rittermann exhibits in national and international venues, and was honored with a mid-career survey at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, which published the monograph Navigating by Light. He has been teaching photography for over thirty years in the U.S. and abroad.
In 2011, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego exhibited large-scale photographs from Emperor´s River, a new multi-year project he has been conducting in China.
Scholz Rittermann is represented by Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and can be contracted at email@example.com. His work can be viewed at rittermann.com