Achieving high-quality images is easy when photographing during sunset, sunrise and even the blue hour but what about when it gets dark? Is it still possible to get high-quality, razor-sharp images with a minimum amount of noise? Yes – but it does require some work both in the field and in post-processing.
In this video course, Michael Breitung shares step-by-step his advanced workflow for creating high-quality nighttime images. Michael will not only teach you how the image ‘Desert Nights’ was photographed and edited but also why he made certain decisions throughout the workflow; making it easy for you to apply the shown techniques to your own images.
What Will You Learn?
Throughout Michael Breitung’s ‘Desert Night’ video course, you’ll learn his advanced step-by-step workflow in creating high-quality night photography. You’ll learn how to overcome the limitations of your camera, how to reduce noise despite high ISO and several essential post-processing techniques that he has developed.
The video course is split into the following sections:
- Planning & Execution of the Image
- Pre-Processing in Adobe Lightroom
- Image Averaging Technique to Reduce Noise
- Night Sky Enhancements
- Focus Stacking
- Blending Milky Way and the Foreground
- Finishing Post-Processing Touches
- Multi-Pass Sharpening
- Sharpening for Web
- Sharpening and Optimizing for Print
While not essential, having a good knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop will make the course easier to follow. Especially the knowledge of common keyboard shortcuts will be helpful.
In addition to Photoshop and Lightroom, the free software Sequator and an older version of the Nik Collection is used. The Astronomy Tools are also introduced in the tutorial but they are not essential to follow along.
Instructor: Michael Breitung
Duration: 1h 54 Minutes
Software: Adobe Lightroom 6 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 (or newer)