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Night Photography - Finding Your Way In The Dark - Free Chapter - History Of Night Photography
Night photographers have one big thing in common: a true love of the dark. Rather than looking at night photography as an extension of daytime shooting with added complications, they embrace the unique challenges of nocturnal photography for the tremendous wealth of creative opportunities it offers. That’s just what Night Photography - Finding Your Way In The Dark does. But if the idea of setting out into the deep, dark night with just your camera (and maybe a cup of coffee) gets your creative juices flowing, dive right in.
Lance Keimig, one of the premier experts on night photography, has put together a comprehensive reference that will show you ways to capture images you never thought possible. If you have some experience with photography and have always wanted to try shooting at night, you'll learn the basics for film or digital shooting. If you're already a seasoned pro, you'll learn to use sophisticated techniques such as light painting and drawing, stacking images to create long star trails, and more.
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You can download a free sample chapter (PDF, 26 pages, 26MB): Chapter 1 - THE HISTORY OF NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY - From Daguerreotype to Digital. From the intro:
Nighttime has been associated with solitude, danger, mystery, and the unknown throughout human history. The night transforms our notion of the world from one of routine certainty to one of mysterious unknowing. The night holds secrets—secrets that may engage our curiosity, shelter us, or frighten us. There are those who seek comfort in the night and those who recoil from it. Brave was the ancestor who stepped outside of the light of the fi re circle, for he might never return.
The motif of night was established in Western art long before the advent of photography. Artists as far back as the Flemish painter Hieronymus Bosch played off the instinctive fear of darkness and the night in his masterpiece from 1503, The Garden of Earthly Delights . The 16th-century German printmaker Albrecht Dürer and Dutch painter and printer Lucas van Leyden repeatedly invoked night scenes in their work. Aert van der Neer was a 17th-century Dutch painter whose main body of work consisted of moonlit landscapes of his native Netherlands. Rembrandt famously relied on dark tones and deep shadows to evoke powerful emotions in his work, and several of van Gogh’s most famous paintings are night scenes.
Captivated by the night, van Gogh wrote in a letter to his brother that, “I often think that the night is much more alive and more richly coloured than the day.” 1 James McNeill Whistler painted a series of night and twilight scenes entitled Nocturnes , and of course Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks , which conveys a sense of urban isolation and loneliness, is one of the most recognizable paintings of the 20th century. It seems only fi tting that photographers should be drawn to the night as well for inspiration. Although painters put down on canvas whatever they see in their mind’s eye, the photographer’s camera records only what passes before the lens. In the case of the night photographer, the time that passes during the exposure is as important as the light.
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