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What will the night reveal to your digital camera?

By Kathryn Barrett
October 13, 2008


In a letter to his brother Theo, the great artist Vincent van Gogh wrote "It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored than the day." The advent of digital photography has revolutionized the practice of night photography because a digital sensor can record the spectacular colors of the night. These colors are created by light waves in spectrums that are invisible to the naked human eye. For the first time we can truly "see" the world of the night around us.

Join us for this Friday's webcast, Secrets of Digital Night Photography with professional photographer Harold Davis. Harold is the author of Practical Artistry: Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers and creator of the Photoblog 2.0 and Digital Night web sites. In this talk, he'll show why night photography has become increasingly popular among digital photographers. He demystifies exposure techniques at night, and explains how he post-processes night photos. Following Harold's presentation, there will be time for a Q&A in which he'll answer your questions about night photography.

Date: Friday, October 17 at 10am PDT (17:00 GMT)
Cost: Free
Duration: 60 minutes
Meeting link: oreilly.com/go/nightphotos
Questions? Please send email to webcast@oreilly.com

About Harold Davis
nightpixbig.gifHarold Davis is a photographer and author. His photographs have been widely published, exhibited, and collected. Many of his fine art photography posters are well known, including some recent alternatively processed digital flower images published by New York Graphic Society.

The author of more than twenty books, Harold has written (and illustrated with his photographs) Digital Photography: Digital Field Guide (Wiley), The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite and the High Sierra (Countryman/W.W.Norton), 100 Views of the Golden Gate (Wilderness Press). He is the lead author of a new series of books about digital photography from O'Reilly Digital Media.

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