This is a technical introduction to night photography by New England-based fine art photographer Jürgen Lobert. Night light transforms the familiar and creates serene views of our surrounding, revealing beauty in the mundane. Night images relay a profound peace through smoothness, deepened colors and captured time, where clouds and cars become streaks, water ripples smooth over and stars form trails in the sky.
The presentation teaches participants best practices to successfully create unique, very intriguing imagery at night. The lecture is filled with example images for each topic and contains in-depth reviews of the following topics:
- Why, when and how night photography is done best
- Equipment: required basics and useful gadgets
- Camera settings: exposure time, aperture, ISO and white balance; why to disable “auto”
- Correct exposure: balancing bright lights with deep shadows, the histogram and clipping
- Light sources and white balance
- The element of time: capturing motion
- Types of night photography
- Editing night photos
About Jürgen M Lobert
Jürgen Lobert is a Massachusetts-based fine art photographer born and raised in Germany. He received a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry from Gutenberg University in Mainz before moving to the US in 1991. Jürgen is a self-taught photographer who specializes in night photography and daytime long exposures as well as Urban Exploration.
According to Jürgen, there is a profound peace in roaming the nights in remote places, capturing otherworldly, hauntingly beautiful and serene scenery and the element of time. Jürgen is an executive member of the Boston Camera Club and the founder and organizer of the Greater Boston Night Photographers Meetup group. He organizes some 50 photo excursions and workshops each year and he is a lecturer, instructor and judge for regional camera clubs.
Jürgen can be found online at www.patreon.com/jmlobert , LeyeTscapes.com, facebook.com/JurgenLobertPhoto, jmlobert.blogspot.com, @jmlobert on instagram, meetup.com/GBNight, flickr.com/photos/brom-productions/.