Most photographers shoot in abundant sunlight. The problem is, full sun creates harsh, unflattering shadows that undermine images. Working in low light – in early morning or at twilight or when Mother Nature cues the clouds or fans in the fog – can help photographers produce stand-out images.
Photographers will learn to analyze light and determine the best camera settings for creating captivating low-light images outdoors. Composition – the artful arrangement of all of the image elements – is detailed next. From there, Hummel provides text and illustrations to guide readers through the art of producing low-light images of sunrises and sunsets; the moon and stars; hot air balloons, city lights, and fireworks; and nature and landscape photography. Hummel then moves on to discuss how photographers can use filters and camera-stabilizing tools to enhance the technical quality of their shots. Armed with the applications outlined in Master Low Light Photography, photographers will be able to produce outstanding shots during off-peak hours.
Heather Hummel's photography spreads pixel dust on land and seascapes. Her photography has been on exhibit at Agora Gallery in the Chelsea District of New York City, C'ville Coffee in Charlottesville, VA and Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO. She licenses her photos through ImageBrief.