Capturing the Dark Side - Part 3 Post Processing

  • September 17, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • Lone Tree Civic Center

As the third session in a 3 part series, I invite you to join us for an instructional series of presentations and field work focused on an introduction to night photography.  At  high level, the first session will provide a general background before going out into the field.  Then, we'll have a second session out in the field where we'll shoot under the night sky up on Mount Evans.  And then finally, we'll have a follow-up instructional session where we'll look at post-processing our images.

In the third and final session, we'll show off several different approaches to post-processing night photography captures.  We'll look at processing a single exposure, blending multiple exposures, and even stacking up to 10 exposures taken in sequence.  We'll look at the reasons you might choose one over the other and then dive into how to process our raw images into (what will hopefully be) a real unique work of art.

There are several post-processing tools I plan to use in this session including: Lightroom 4, Photoshop  CS5, Nik Color Efex Pro 4, and Registar (stacking software).   If there's time, I may also show some panoramic stitching  of a starry night scene with PTGui.  Having this event scheduled soon after our night photography meetup on Mount Evans, this session should give us a great chance to process those same images and see the results together.  And with the opportunity to learn from each other in this event (including both shooting and post-processing), we're targeting this as a great learning opportunity for everyone involved.

Here are the quick points on what on what you should expect in this third and final session:

  • Post-processing images captured in the 2nd session in the  "Capturing The Dark Side" series up on Mount Evans.
  • See how I use tools like Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS5, and (sometimes) Nik Color Efex Pro 4 to get the most out of my night images.
  • See how to blend multiple exposures.
  • See why we would stack multiple images with Registar.
  • If there's time, see how to assemble an all-sky panoramic image.

Attendance at previous events in this 3 part night photography series is not required but is encouraged.  I look forward to seeing you on September 17th.

Mike Berenson


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  • John S.

    Informative and helps consolidate ideas concerning night photography.

    September 19, 2012

  • Kristal K.

    Awesome! Mike is so advanced, I learn from just watching him. I can't wait to take his all day workshop, it will be just as awesome! Thanks Mike for sharing your knowledge!

    September 17, 2012

  • Arina H.

    Great information! Learned about other software and post processing of night photography.

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really bummed that Im going to miss this tonight but.... Broncos are on!!!

    September 17, 2012

    • Kristal K.

      Bad timing for the Broncos! :) Did you know that Mike is teaching an all-day workshop next month?

      September 17, 2012

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