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The “golden hours” refer to the window of time when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky, just before it sets or right after it rises. As the sun nears the horizon, the light begins to dramatically transform the landscape before you. The atmosphere becomes thick and golden, shadows are lengthened, and highlights are brightened. Soon your scene develops texture, depth, and becomes a stunning show of light. It’s a highly-coveted time to photograph the landscape, but is also challenging to many photographers as the uniqueness of this light requires a specialized workflow to capture.
1. Golden Hours: Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets eBook
In this 179 page eBook, you will find detailed solutions to the challenges this light presents – from compositions to exposure difficulties – so you can begin to photograph the golden hours with confidence and accuracy. With this new knowledge, you can focus on enjoying your photography while expanding your creative horizons.
2. Exposure Blending: The Complete Guide from Camera to Process eBook
The post processing technique Chirs uses to create my golden hour images in the digital darkroom. In this step-by-step guide, he discusses the entire process of exposure blending – from auto-bracketing in the field, to combining different exposures in post process.
Exposure blending is an innovative way to combine different exposures within the same image, which is often needed when photographing the golden hours. Chirs dedicates over 70 full-page spreads to this subject, explaining how to photograph a scene for exposure blending, and then how to import these files into Photoshop (with screenshots) for blending to create the final image. He also discusses how to create luminosity masks, which is an innovative way to combine multiple exposures together for a seamless, natural blend.
Do I need to know anything about my camera first?
If you’re a complete beginner to photography and have no idea how to use your manual settings, this book is still for you. I have included links to my Photography 101 tutorials which cover all you need to know to understand everything in this eBook.
What Kind of file format is the eBook in?
Golden Hours is a downloadable PDF file, which can be viewed on a number of devices – laptop and desktop computers, iPhone or Android devices, iPads, and other tablets. For iPad specific users, you can download this book (or any pdf document) directly to iBooks, which will allow you to access it at any time. Click here for a very handy guide that shows you exactly how to put my book into your iBooks app. If for some reason you are not sure you’ll be able to access this book, or have trouble doing so, feel free to email me.
Through my work, I like to show a vantage point that is rarely seen in reality; a show of beauty, emotion, and serenity. There are countless mesmerizing scenes among us that are often hidden from society – my goal is to expose them to the world so that I may share the wonders I have seen.
After college, I returned to the coast of Maine to pursue my love of landscape photography and have made it my career. Maine is one of the few states that is relatively untouched by human interference, which makes it the perfect landscape. My work changes like the seasons of New England, which always presents me with surreal opportunities to create something unique.