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WEBINAR: NP204 - Creative Night Photography Post Production w/ Harold Davis

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Event time is 6:30 PM PDT (7:30 PM MDT / 8:30 PM CDT / 9:30 PM EDT)

Creative Night Photography Post-Production

Successful night photography tends to present unusual post-production challenges in a number of respects. As you may know, even the best night photos can largely be very dark. Colors can appear muddy and dull. In addition, the long exposure times needed by many night photos present their own post-production challenges.

In this webinar, Harold Davis shares the secrets of his successful night photography post-production,including:

  • Options and alternatives in stacking in Photoshop
  • Multiple RAW processing to solve exposure conundrums
  • Post-production noise processing
  • Post-production LAB color enhancement
  • Selective sharpening of star trails
  • Best filter effects for night photography
  • Creating a “van Gogh” starry night
  • Using creative post-processing to create stunning and colorful night photos

Prerequisites: You will get the most out of this webinar if you understand how to work with your file system, stacking, and the basics of Photoshop.

The Creative Night Photography and Post-Production webinar is scheduled for one hour plus Q&A.


Instructor Bio

About Harold Davis: Harold Davis is a professional photographer whose work is widely admired andcollected. He is the author of many bestselling photography and Photoshop books from publishersincluding Amphoto, Focal Press, and Wiley. Harold Davis is a Moab printmaking Master. His night photography has appeared in numerous venues, including the 2013 Nikon World Calendar and the 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year compilation from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. You can learn more about Harold Davis and his work on his website,










East River at Night © Harold Davis



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  1. Will there be a recording of the webinar in case I want to listen again?
    Probably not. There are recordings of other webinars available in the Store

  2. May I make a recording of the webinar?
    Sorry, No.

  3. Will you repeat this webinar? When?
    We make no guarantees. 

  4. Where should I send any questions I have?
    During the webinar we will let you know where to send your follow up questions. If you have a question before the webinar, please post it in the comments below. 

  5. What about notes, can I get notes?
    No. There are no notes for this course, however copious reference information is provided.


What folks have said about Harold Davis workshops
and events (unsolicited comments):

  • “Great guy, passionate photographer, I learn a lot everytime I listen to Harold.”—Steven C.
  • “A great artist and speaker!”—W. Anglin
  • “Harold is genuine, generous, and gracious – He has a world of knowledge and expertise that he loves to share – his wonderful books show his monumental talents and skill set- his workshops shows the depth of his connecting with others in a very real and personal way.”—P. Borrelli
  • “Awesome! He patiently addressed questions from the audience which contained photographers of all levels , molding his answers to the level of understanding for each of us. His presentations covered a wonderful range of technical knowledge as well as emphasizing the need for images to have an emotional quality. The images he shares are breathtaking and he is generous in sharing many facets of how he captures such beauty.”—J. Phillips
  • “Not all photographers are good verbal communicators. Harold is someone who can DO and TEACH. A rare combination of talents.”—B. Sawyer
  • “Inspiring!”
  • “He was very giving of his talents and time. The course was very organized and thorough. Loved it! Learned so much!”—L. Beck
  • “Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”—Kay S.

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  • Bob T.

    I also purchased the video, but received an error message and have not been able to download anything. My credit card account has been charged for the transaction.

    May 27, 2013

  • Steven C.

    Please see your emails. Video has been uploaded and made available.

    May 27, 2013

    • Michael S.

      Thanks for making the video available and the nice discount. Have purchased it...don't have the instructions for accessing yet.

      May 27, 2013

    • Steven C.

      There seems to be an error in the store... That's what I get for not completely testing... Don't worry, I'll hand email every purchaser.

      May 27, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Excellent info, perhaps too much for the allotted time. Would like to also have practice files and a pdf of steps of the various techniques discussed. Almost too much to digest and take notes on just observing. Glad to see Harold moving into the webinar world. Should allow more of us to that can't attend his workshops to learn from him. For the price, practice files and pdf notes should be included. Also, how about password access to a recording of the webinar, like Steve did for his StarTrails video?

    May 26, 2013

    • Steven C.

      To be fair, Michael, the Star Trails video was included in a bundle, not as freebie. It's a lot of work to edit, transcode and upload a video and then there are video hosting costs...

      May 27, 2013

  • Bob T.

    I have 5 of Harold's books which are very well done. The reason I took this Webinar was to learn something new from him. Except for the detail for the NY River photo, there was nothing presented that wasn't in his books.

    I have now taken 8 webinars and really learned a lot from each of the, except for this one. I agree with Michael. This was not worth the cost and should have included some handouts, etc.

    May 26, 2013

  • Steven C.

    If you'd like to be notified when another, or similar webinar is scheduled, please subscribe here and make sure to select "New Webinar Announcements".

    We will be abandoning the "Interest Lists" in favor of this simpler selection mechanism. Email about that will be sent soon.

    May 22, 2013

  • marsha k.

    Timing isn't great for me on this one, but if offered again, I will definitely sign up.

    May 21, 2013

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