Nov 16, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Imaging the moon is relatively easy, so is imaging the night time cityscape. Imaging them both simultaneously, in-camera, is anything but trivial... There is at least a ten stop difference between a full moon and a night time cityscape... Not a problem for post processing if you have the software for exposure blending... It is a "problem" when you don't have the software...
We will explore the various methods available to the intrepid photographer... I have scheduled this Meetup on Saturday, because some don't like Sunday evening Meetups, however Sunday will be the "Rain Date"
Now down to the subject at hand. What should you bring to this Meetup?
• Camera with the capability of manual shutter and aperture settings
• Optional: 2 x 4-1/4 in. Gold Poly Replacement Lens or 2 x 4-1/4 in. Tinted Glass Replacement Lens or 4-1/2 x 5-1/4 in. Tinted Glass Replacement Lens available through Princess Auto for < $10 (with the exception of the Gold Poly, these lens are usually tinted green, whose tint can be removed by various free software)
• Optional: Remote shutter release
This will take time to make one of these images, patience is required. The above images are the result of some 92 images taken between 5:40 and 7:40 PM, mind you, only three images each using exposure blending.
We will cover:
• when to made moon and cityscape images
• what is Exposure Blending & when to use it
• when & why to auto-bracket
• bracketing: step-by-step
• in-camera Dodge & Burn
Editing in PhotoShop, GIMP or PhotoShop Elements is beyond the scope of this free workshop, however a discussion of this process and a demonstration of the process during/after the workshop will be provided.