Lightscapes by Jerry

By jerry | How to create images of the night skies

Nightscapes – escaping from light

Photography is all about capturing light. Light falls onto the (digital) camera’s sensor and is recorded. In this series I am going to look at taking …

Nightscapes – equipment

There are a number of essential pieces of equipment that you are going to need if you want to take good photos of the night sky. The first of course …

Nightscapes – observing light

Before we get to taking photos at night, it is really helpful to start to understand light and the effects that it will have on your images. Take for …

Nightscapes – getting set up

Now that we have arrived at the location, have all our equipment with us, we are (almost)ready to start shooting. As indicated earlier, a sturdy …

Nightscapes – capturing light

Now that we are all set up it is time to start taking photos. You are going to have to experiment with a number of different settings. Different …

Nightscapes – processing light

In the previous post we looked at a number of images taken straight from the camera. With exposures of 20-30 seconds and high ISO settings these …

Nightscapes – the processed images

The images in this post are a gallery of the processed versions of images posted in the capturing light post that were processed using the technique …

Nightscapes – light painting

The images in the gallery above were created using a technique known as ‘light painting’. In light painting we use a light source such as a torch to …

Nightscapes – black and white at night

This series about ‘nightscapes’ has been all about light – from getting away from it (light pollution) to observing and understanding it, to …

Nightscapes – showcase your photos in a movie

Now that you have created your nightscapes you might like to share them with friends. One way that you can do this is to package them up into a short …