Using Lightroom and Plug-ins
There are two parts to night photography – shooting and post-processing. Your night images will never look the way you saw it in the field, so post-processing is required. The techniques needed to create the final image are not the same as for other photography genres. In this course, Beth Ruggiero York will walk you through the process from start to finish using Lightroom Classic, Topaz Labs DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI and Gigapixel AI, as well as Starry Landscape Stacker (for Mac) and Sequator (for PC).
If you don’t have these programs, you can download free trials of Lightroom Classic, part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html?promoid=6JMR7GVW&mv=other), Topaz plug-ins (https://topazlabs.com/downloads/), Starry Landscape Stacker (Mac) (https://sites.google.com/site/starrylandscapestacker/starry-landscape-stacker-free-trial) and Sequator (PC) (https://sites.google.com/site/sequatorglobal/download).
We will be covering the following topics:
By the end of the class, you will understand the skills, techniques and workflow needed to process your night images successfully!
Instructor: Beth Ruggiero-York
Beth Ruggiero-York is an award-winning photographer who specializes in night and long-exposure photography. Originally from the Northeast, she and her husband now spend summers on Cape Cod and winters in Arizona, where she is a photographer/instructor for Arizona Highways Photo Workshops and the Desert Botanical Garden. Fluent in Chinese, Beth did photography R&D in China for National Geographic to create their new photo tours, and she has been leading and organizing tours to China and other parts of Asia since 1984, including groups for National Geographic and Smithsonian since 1997.