Ama Dablam in the moonlight by Alister Benn.
I have always admired photographs of the night sky, but until a short time ago had not realized just what the night can look like in a well-crafted image. I have never attempted this (still true as of this date) but will surely break in to this practice after having read Alister Benn’s well written and wonderfully illustrated new eBook “Seeing the Unseen“.
Alister has taken night photography to another level and has created a primer for all to follow. His images can be other-worldly and just plain amazing and he has generously shared all his hard won techniques and researched information in the book. There are charts explaining the moon’s affect on the Available Night Light, planning for the best opportunity based on the location of the moon and its phase, the adjustments to make to exposure once you obtain a base calculation using his high ISO technique and pretty much anything else one might need to accomplish the task including how to calculate the exposures for Star Trails.
Asturias, Spain by Alister Benn
Refreshingly unlike many other books that feel the need to explain how a camera and lenses work, Alister gets right down to business explaining the variety of light available during the night and from there covers every aspect of night photography technique and giving the reader all the tools to develop the needed skills as well as a boost to the creative vision. In addition to all the book has to offer, Alister has also made available Seeing the Unseen forums for discussion, questions and help.