MILKY WAY Photograph Development Video Tutorials

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In this Milky Way Photograph Development Video Tutorial edition I go through my entire capture and processing workflow from start to finish on some of my most popular Milky Way photographs. I firstly explain how I capture my photographs in field, and then demonstrate everything I do when processing Milky Way images in Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and Nik Dfine 2.

22 chapters in 2 modules spanning over 1.5 hours of video includes theories covered in a casual but informative way. By no means are these videos a complete guide on how to use the software I use, the videos purely describe how I implement them to create a workflow best suited for Milky Way photographs.

The tutorial series is broken down into two different modules in respective video chapters below.

MODULE 1 - Capture Techniques

1.1 - Introduction
1.2 - Equipment for quality Milky Way photography
1.3 - Important camera settings
1.4 - Focusing at night
1.5 - Light painting - equipment and techniques
1.6 - Twilight & light pollution
1.7 - Capturing panoramic Milky Way images

Balance Of Light
Under an African Sky
Mysterious Nocturnal Landscape
Quiver Sentinels

MODULE 2 - Processing Techniques

The workflow and techniques used in the processing techniques chapters are a good example of what I use across 99% of my Milky Way photographs. It is highly recommended to have prior knowledge on Lightroom's RAW development tools, as well as some knowledge on Photoshop including layers, masks and luminosity masks. The tutorial edition called Landscape Photograph Development explains everything you need to know to take full advantage of this Milky Way tutorial. The tutorial series includes all the actions I use in Photoshop to process Milky Way photographs.

2.1 - RAW development in Lightroom
2.2 - Importing into Photoshop as a smart object
2.3 - Mid-tone contrast
2.4 - Orton lights effect
2.5 - Shaping light with dodging & burning
2.6 - Enhancing clarity of the Milky Way and further smart object adjustments
2.7 - Detailed darks
2.8 - Balancing all the edits
2.9 - Adding a dark vignette but keep star detail
2.10 - Final noise reduction using Nik Dfine 2
2.11 - Saving file and web sharpen
2.12 - Before & after comparison
2.13 - Reducing light pollution
2.14 - Lightroom stitching panoramic Milky Way images
2.15 - Full photograph development

Image used to demonstrate processing techniques -

Untouched RAW exposure

Untouched RAW exposure

Final edited photograph

Final edited photograph

Unfortunately no information is given in regards to processing .jpg image files, this is a RAW image file tutorial only.

Total download size for the Milky Way Photograph Development Video Tutorial series is 880mb.

Being a digital downloaded product, I cannot offer any refunds on any purchases. Videos are recorded in English and are supplied as 1280x720 resolution H.264 codec .mp4 video files and will play in most media players.