Please Sign Up to Request This Product

Digital Capture After Dark

You need to be an approved reviewer to request a product. Please sign up to request access or login to your account.

If you've already signed up and you haven't heard from us yet please email and we will check on your request.


The pitfalls of photographing at night are many. Autofocus and built-in light meters generally fail at night. Long exposures tend to make noisy or blurry photographs. Cameras set to automatic generally trigger the built-in flash in low light conditions, which results in unsatisfying images. Lack of understanding and inappropriate techniques often ruin the dramatic potential of nighttime images.

In Digital Capture After Dark you will learn to overcome these and other obstacles. You will go beyond the many “how-to’s” of capturing digital images at night to the “why-to’s” of long exposure photography; including the importance of how we think and see at night compared to during the day.

Also discussed are hands-on image editing techniques that will help you prepare your images for output. Detailed descriptions cover color balancing, expanding dynamic range, controlling flare, dealing with noise, converting to black-and-white, toning, and much more.


On Dec 25 Markus Jais wrote: Very good for beginners and intermediate photographers
If you are into night photography and are a beginner or intermediate, this is a great book to get started. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Nov 25 Charles Hajdu wrote: Low light photograhy explained
This book covers shooting digital photographs in low light and covers everything the novice or pro needs to know. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

Receive free ebooks and videos in exchange for your reviews.

Join the O'Reilly Reader Review Program

Learn more >


Top Reviewers

Michal Konrad Owsiak, 94 Reviews

Santosh Shanbhag, 61 Reviews

Surachart Opun, 60 Reviews

Doron Katz, 57 Reviews

Shawn Day, 55 Reviews

See More Reviewers >

Featured Review

Strata Conference Santa Clara 2012: Complete Video Compilation

Zoltan Varju wrote:
Review: The Business of Data Strata Conference Santa Clara 2012: Complete Video Compilation
The Strata Conference has become the most important event of the industry since its start… Full Review >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0