6. Processing Your Night Life

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ISO 200 • 15 min. • f/2.8 • 17mm lens

Developing That Night Look

The previous chapters have shown us that careful attention to detail while shooting will provide the best possible image files. Having the best possible file is the first step in creating great night photography. The next step is your personal interpretation of the scene.

Ansel Adams said, “The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.” This quote is every bit as important today as it was 50 years ago. Adams used the darkroom to finalize his vision, to create his performance. ...

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