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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 2 edition (1 July 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415718988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415718981
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.8 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Lance Keimig has been photographing at night for nearly 30 years. He has taught night photography and light painting since 1998 at venues including the New England School of Photography, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Houston Center for Photography, Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, and the School of Visual Art in New York. He teaches workshops around the country and leads night photography tours to places like Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, and Cuba. Keimig lectures at the Photo Plus Expo in New York, and was a featured speaker and workshop instructor at Estudio Brasil in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. Russell Brown, senior creative director at Adobe said that Keimig "may well be one of the finest photography instructors on the planet."


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A superb book. A real inspiration to the aspiring night photographer. Packed with detail but plenty of high quality photos to get your creative juices flowing.
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Excellent book, full of info
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 32 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, well-written, and thoroughly enjoyable book 18 Aug. 2015
By Ken C. Lee - Published on Amazon.com
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Well-written and informative, a worthy second edition that seems largely re-written. The history of night photography is still there, and still absolutely fascinating. The book covers astro-landscape, long exposures in moonlight, star trails, light painting, light drawing, and post-processing for night photography with an emphasis on Lightroom, although the tips for post-processing can obviously be done in Photoshop or other programs as well. Lance also includes other photographers and their images, their personalities and approaches adding to the book's vibrancy overall. The book, even more than the first edition, offers a comprehensive look at the many facets of night photography, managing to cover it in one book. And yes, of course, the photos are mesmerizing, beautiful, fascinating, and gorgeously executed. It includes lots of scenarios and technical information about night photography. And that's what we want, isn't it?

I am an experienced night sky, long exposure, Milky Way, light painting, and star trails photographer, and I nonetheless thoroughly enjoyed the book, picking up tidbits and philosophical approaches, and often affirming the good habits and approaches that I've done as well. And it's also feels great to know that other people feel the same way about night photography and how it offers a deeper connection into our surroundings.

I want to also add that it is the sign of a really good teacher to take something technical, something that has the potential to be slightly intimidating or overwhelming, and break it down so that it is useful and easy to understand, but not pedantic or dumbed down. Lance has achieved that here. And since he gives photography workshops, I would bank on those being thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile. This is a book in which I believe seasoned veterans of night photography and beginners alike can embrace and love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 1 Nov. 2016
By Mick Finn - Published on Amazon.com
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Great mix of Astro photography and light painting, with excellent examples from practitioners
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book to plan for Astrophotograpy 19 April 2016
By M. A. Khan - Published on Amazon.com
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Very informative book about night photography and equipment selection
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book but I hope the publisher didn't have to ... 28 Jun. 2016
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Nice book but I hope the publisher didn't have to pay the printer's full price for inverting the index of the book although I had to pay full price and suffer virtigo as well!!!! Come on Focal Press, get your act together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 Jan. 2016
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i have jus begun to read it thanks
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