The Day to Night Course

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Day To Night

Whoever said taking a photograph at 2 in the afternoon under a pale blue sky was a bad idea?  Okay, maybe I have said that a couple times.  However, that is until I got a little creative with some daytime long exposure and some nighttime post processing!

It is possible to turn a daytime photo into a night time  work of art.  The image you see above was taken at about 12 in the afternoon with a horrible midday son with absolutely zero cloud cover.  I put 16 stops of ND Filters on the front of the lens and worked with what I had.  I thought about how wonderful this site must be at night, but because of my schedule, there was no way of being there.  So I got a little creative and turned the son off and the lighthouse on in Photoshop.

In this course, you will see how easy it is to transform a daytime sky into a nighttime paradise!  The workflow for the course is broken down into specific segments.  We will cover the basic nighttime effect and elaborate on it with stock photos and techniques to create mood and atmosphere in the scene.

What you will learn in this course:

  • How to make a basic day to night look (with an Action provided in the course)
  • How to recover color and detail from the beginning photo
  • How to composite stars into the night sky
  • Creating the night time mood and atmosphere with dodging and burning and curves layers
  • How to create custom star-shaped brushes to “Turn the Lights On” in the scene.


5 reviews for The Day to Night Course

  1. David Kraus (verified owner)

    Awesome as always

  2. Art B. (verified owner)

    This was fun. This process reminds me of the old cowboy movies that used a blue overlay of a daylight shot to create the night scenes. “Turning on lights” was worth the price of admission.

  3. Kevin FitzGerald (verified owner)

    Very handy to use.

  4. Don R. (verified owner)

    Blake has a way of explaining concepts that under other instructors I struggled to grasp. In Each Course I have taken from f.64 elite there has always been a tid-bit from Blake that has given me the Ah-Ha moment

  5. Guy Zimmerman (verified owner)

    This course was just what I needed, Back in the early eighties I spent two weeks in the Moab area and only got bland grey skies when I was at Arches, so I have a lot arch shots that are now going to have stars behind them. Thanks Blake

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