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Ultimate Guide to Night Photography

COMPLETE step-by-step Night Photography Course! Simply learn how to capture breath taking Night Sky images!

Instructed by Matthew Storer

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  • Low-Light Photography
  • Night Photography
  • How to capture Stunning Night Sky Photos
  • Time Lapse + Star Trails of the Milky Way
  • The COMPLETE basics of Low Light Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO
  • The photography equipment required to capture low light photos
  • Composition in night sky photography (Beginner & Advanced)
  • Learn how to take gorgeous night photographs - like the pros!
  • Basics of editing your images in post-processing software
  • Advanced editing of night sky photos (Time Lapse, Star Trails, Exposure Blend & Focus Stack)
  • Understand why pre-planning is EXTREMELY important in Night Photography

Hello and welcome,

My name is Matthew Storer, an award-winning professional landscape & travel photographer from Australia. Welcome to my Night Photography Course, where I want to share everything I have learnt in the last 20+ years and travelling to over 100+ countries around the world.


Have you ALWAYS dreamt of capturing stunning night photography images? You will learn practical and professional night photography techniques with a simple step-by-step procedure. However, this course will give you confidence in capturing images even if you're a complete beginner; there is something for everyone!


Get your camera off automatic and completely understand ALL the basics of capturing "amazing" images! Let me show you how to enhance your night photography skill by developing a basics understanding of camera settings, compositions and editing techniques. Furthermore, raise your night photography skills to an entirely new level with the advanced sections inside of this course.


How I structured this course!

Module 1: In the first module, we will understand the basics of Night photography and what we're going to achieve in this course.

Module 2: Inside module number two, we will explore the camera equipment required for night photography. We are covering all the necessary equipment needed to capture impressive results. Furthermore, we will look at additional intermediate and more advanced equipment for when you up to your night photography skills.

Module 3: Module number 3 we will begin to look at the basics of photography, discover and understand all about ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. An essential module to learn and understand for when we head out and do the practical assessments in this course.

Module 4: In this section, we will look at more advanced basics in Night Photography - EXTREMELY important for achieving the best results.

Module 5: Pre-Planning is typically overlooked in Night photography. Therefore in this module, we take a look at why it's so important and how it can help you get the best results for your night photography.

Module 6: Out in the field, putting all our knowledge of what we've previously learnt and putting it into practice.

Module 7: Understanding the importance of Composition in photography, and we take a look at basics compositions to achieve the BEST night photography images. Foreground, reflection, scale, cityscape and much much more!

Module 8: Ramping up the difficulty but achieving the BEST results we can for our night Photography. Focus Stacking, Milky Way, Time Lapse, Star Trails, and so much more unique images to create in these lessons.

Module 9: It's finally time to finish our work out in the field with everything we've learnt over the previous eight lessons paying off. In this module of image editing, we generalise post-production from an overall perspective to suit all types of software.


ALWAYS REMEMBER! I'm delighted to answer all your questions! Head over and join the Facebook page for further inspiration, comments and follow up feedback about future images!

Course Outline Summary:

  • Night Photography Camera Basics

  • Night Photography in field Basics

  • Image Editing for the ENTIRE course images!

  • Step-by-step easy to follow procedures

  • All RAW files for post-production

  • Personal Support for comments & questions

  • Learn necessary advanced techniques for night photography

  • Learn my entire workflow from beginner to intermediate.

Create those unique night sky images that you've always dreamt of capturing!

  • Camera, Low Light Lens & Tripod
  • Smartphone (Downloading Apps)
  • Commitment & Desire to capture stunning photos
  • Laptop / Desktop + Editing Software
  • No photography knowledge require, I will teach you EVERYTHING!
  • Photographers
  • Night Sky Photographers
  • Photographers interested in Low Light photography
  • Astrophotography
  • Nature & Landscape Photographers
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Section 1 : Introduction

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Introduction to Night Photography Preview
  • A brief overview of what to expect from this course and capturing night sky photography.
  • Lecture 2 :
  • What is Night Photography?
  • Understanding exactly what night sky photography is, capturing stunning night photography that we are unable to witness with our own eyes.

Section 2 : Camera Equipment Overview for Night Photography

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Introduction to Camera Equipment
  • An introduction to the type of photography equipment you need to capture stunning sky photos, from the basics, intermediate or the more advanced level.
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Best Camera for Night Photography
  • Understand what camera you need to capture night sky photos.
  • Lecture 3 :
  • What Sensor Size do I need?
  • With so many modern cameras out there currently, we uncover what is best for you night photography. Micro four thirds vs APS-C or Full frame cameras?
  • Lecture 4 :
  • Lenses for Low Light Photography
  • An overview of the different type of lenses out there and understand what lenses would be best your type of photography requirements.
  • Lecture 5 :
  • Prime VS Zoom Lenses - Whats really important?
  • Understand the differences between prime and zoom lenses for night sky photos and how much we should spend on lenses?
  • Lecture 6 :
  • Tripods - Are they really important?
  • Are tripods really that important to night sky photography? Do we need one, what should we look for and how much should be investing?
  • Lecture 7 :
  • Filters in Night Photography
  • Light Pollution filters how important are they for night photography and will increase the quality of my images?
  • Lecture 8 :
  • Complete Accessories Bundle for Night Photography
  • Oversee all the accessories I recommend to make you night photography a lot easier with beginner, intermediate and more advanced accessories to make your life so much easier out in the field.

Section 3 : ULTIMATE Guide to ALL the Basics of Night Photography

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Basics of Night Photography
  • Start to understand the basics of what we require to understand in-camera for capturing night sky images.
  • Lecture 2 :
  • What is ISO?
  • Begin to understand 1 of the 3 main elements in photography - ISO
  • Lecture 3 :
  • Understand ISO - In field PRACTICAL
  • Learn out in the field how ISO is affecting your night sky images with this practical lesson!
  • Lecture 4 :
  • What is Aperture?
  • Begin to understand the second of 3 main elements in photography - Aperture
  • Lecture 5 :
  • Understand Aperture - In field PRACTICAL
  • Learn out in the field how Aperture is affecting your night sky images with this practical lesson!
  • Lecture 6 :
  • What is Shutter Speed?
  • Begin to understand the third of 3 main elements in photography - Shutter Speed
  • Lecture 7 :
  • Understand Shutter Speed - In field PRACTICAL
  • Learn out in the field how Shutter Speed is affecting your night sky images with this practical lesson!
  • Lecture 8 :
  • Understand the Exposure Triangle in photography
  • Previous lessons we've discussed each element individually, here we understand how all elements work together to make the perfect exposure in our photography

Section 4 : Learn the ADVANCED In-camera basics for Night Photography

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Learn the ADVANCED In-camera basics for Night Photography
  • Progressively we start to understand more information we require to capture stunning night photos in the advanced basics module.
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Histogram - Why's it so important
  • One of the most important lessons to understand ALL the information that our camera is giving us regarding the information from the image.
  • Lecture 3 :
  • RAW vs JPEG - What's the difference?
  • Should I shoot in RAW or JPEG, in this lesson we find out what format you should be shooting in
  • Lecture 4 :
  • What is RAW and why's it important?
  • Understand the POWER of RAW image, especially in image processing which we will find out in the last lesson in this course!
  • Lecture 5 :
  • Dynamic Range - Why does NOONE understand this?
  • The MOST UNDERRATED feature in ANY type of photography that you have to know and understand to improve your photography.
  • Lecture 6 :
  • White Balance - Is it really important?
  • Adjusting white balance or Kelvin Temperature in-camera, is it really that important?

Section 5 : How to Pre Plan for Night Sky Photography

  • Lecture 1 :
  • The BEST App for Night Sky photography Planning!
  • Discover not only the BEST APP for night sky photography, but your entire photography in general
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Additional PRO feature of PhotoPills
  • Wish to become more pro in your photography, I will show you how THIS APP will help you achieve that.
  • Lecture 3 :
  • PRO TIP For Night Sky Planning
  • Use this PRO TIP to get the BEST results for you night sky photography.
  • Lecture 4 :
  • Why Pre-Planning is EXTREMELY important in night photography!
  • Understand how so much pre-planning goes into capturing Night Photography Images
  • Lecture 5 :
  • How to reduce light pollution
  • Try to eliminate light pollution with this simple and easy pre-planning tip!
  • Lecture 6 :
  • Finding the best weather for night photography
  • Don't waste time by having terrible weather, in this lesson we learn how to raise the chances of capturing unique images!

Section 6 : In-camera BASICS of Night Photography

  • Lecture 1 :
  • How to focus to infinity - IMPORTANT
  • 1 of 2 crucial features in this course that we talk about NEEDING to master to get the best results from our Night Sky Photography!
  • Lecture 2 :
  • BEST Base Settings for Night Photography
  • Learn the best base settings for night sky photography fro capturing images before we make changes
  • Lecture 3 :
  • Base Settings - Out in the Field!
  • In this lesson, we put those base settings to the test to understand what we have to do with the resulting image.
  • Lecture 4 :
  • What to do with a UNDEREXPOSED Image!
  • Understand what to do if the base results of the image are underexposed, how do we fix the image?
  • Lecture 5 :
  • What to do with a OVEREXPOSED Image!
  • Understand what to do if the base results of the image are overexposed, how do we fix the image?
  • Lecture 6 :
  • Overexposed Image? Here's 1 MASTER TIP!
  • This lesson we learn one pro tip to advance our night sky photography with overexposed images.
  • Lecture 7 :
  • PRO TIP: Finding Composition FAST!
  • Speed up your workflow, reduce time and effort out in the field with this professional tip!

Section 7 : Night Photography Composition Skills

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Introduction to Composition
  • Understand how important composition is to generate unique and personal images for Night Sky Photography
  • Lecture 2 :
  • The POWER of a foreground Element
  • Learn a simple technique to improve the impact of your photography with a foreground element in the composition
  • Lecture 3 :
  • Impact your Night Photography with creating Scale
  • Make your images come to life by creating scale and learn how this will impact the viewer.
  • Lecture 4 :
  • Create simple & stunning REFLECTION Photos
  • An extremely simple and effective way to create stunning night images by learning how to capture reflection images
  • Lecture 5 :
  • Low Light Cityscape Photography
  • Learn how to capture unique blue hour low light photography to photography stunning cityscape photography
  • Lecture 6 :
  • Creating Simple Light Trails
  • Easy way to create a composition from car trails on a motorway or road in photography. Understand the importance of shutter speed compared to other photography elements.

Section 8 : Learn ADVANCED Capturing techniques to improve your Night Photography

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Light Pollution Filter - How good are they?
  • Do you need a light pollution filter for your night photography and how good are they?
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Exposure Blending for Night Photography
  • Learn the professional method to get the best results out of night photography through exposure blending
  • Lecture 3 :
  • Artistic Night Photography with Artificial Lighting
  • In this lesson, we learn how with a single headtorch we can create artistic images in our night sky photography
  • Lecture 4 :
  • Focus Stacking for the BEST results!
  • Learn how, when and why to focus stack to get the best results for our night photography
  • Lecture 5 :
  • Creating unique star trail photography
  • Star Trail images may look extremely unique and difficult to capture, but learn the easy way to take 1 set of images and create 3 different types of images!
  • Lecture 6 :
  • Milky Way Time Lapse Photography
  • Create stunning Milky Way time-lapse photography the easy way

Section 9 : Image Editing of Night Photography

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Introduction to Image Editing
  • A guide to image editing what we will be covering in the last module of this course, understand how image editing will give us the BEST results from our images.
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Basics of Post-Production Sliders
  • Understand what changes you are making and how it is impacting the image for the overall result!
  • Lecture 3 :
  • Global VS Local Adjustments
  • Global adjustments, what should you do to the overall image to get the best quality out of your images?
  • Lecture 4 :
  • Editing a Night Photography Image
  • A lesson editing an entire image from a recent lesson that we captured out in the field.
  • Lecture 5 :
  • Image Editing of Artificial Light in Night Photography
  • Create beautiful results from artificial light in night photography with important editing techniques
  • Lecture 6 :
  • Blending Exposures for BEAUTIFUL natural images
  • Understand the difference of blending natural light and artificial light and getting cleaner and more natural results for night photography
  • Lecture 7 :
  • Focus Stacking in PhotoShop
  • Get the sharpest results with a large depth of field with focus stacking in Adobe Photoshop
  • Lecture 8 :
  • The BEST form of Focus Stacking with Helicon Focus
  • Discover the easiest way with the best result to focus stack your night photography images to create a large depth of field.
  • Lecture 9 :
  • Editing Time-Lapse Milky Way Photography
  • Learn how to edit a favourite of mine, Milky Way Time-Lapse photography creating unique night sky results.
  • Lecture 10 :
  • Creating GORGEOUS Star Trail Night Photography
  • Thes easiest way to create gorgeous star trails with a FREE software, the entire process is made simple!
  • Lecture 11 :
  • Adobe Lightroom: PRO TIPS!!!
  • Discover a few hidden gems in Adobe Lightroom to help speed up your workflow and achieve the BEST results
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