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Don't think you can't capture that special moment just because the sun has set. If night photography strikes a cord with you, Schoolofphotography.com, where you can "[Master] the art of photography at home," offers a free lesson to those who are interested. "I confess it was my idea to teach photography via the internet," says David
Butcher, CEO of Photography.com. "When I researched this area there were very few sites offering this kind of serviceâ¦ so having spent the last 30 years or so practicing and occasionally teaching photography, I decided to go for it."
Though the lesson is not geared toward beginners and assumes people have some
knowledge in photography on a basic level, don't let this scare you away. The site offers people the option to sign up for courses in basic, black and white, and landscape photography as well, all with the availability of a personal tutor, whom you can e-mail, close at hand.
Click on "Free Lesson" and enter into the realm of night photography. In a three-part series, Schoolofphotography.com outlines steps in order to effectively carry out the goal of capturing night scenes.
On a black backdrop sprinkled with stars, the site lists the equipment needed, describes camera controls pertaining to this type of photography, bulb settings and using your flash, which are important if you want more than blackness to appear in your pictures, explains what type of film to use, how to expose the night, how to photograph the moon, and how to work creatively with movement.
Now, the sight isn't exactly night photography for dummies because of its advanced language, but it does have interesting images of movement, for example, a photograph of moving cars on a highway, zipping by fast enough to create an electricity like-effect.