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Press Release- Digital Capture After Dark


Release from Rocky Nook

Contact: Rocky Nook, Inc. — (805) 687-8727 — Press@rockynook.com

Santa Barbara, CA-January 15, 2013

The pitfalls of photographing at night are many: autofocus and built-in light meters generally fail at night; long exposures tend to make noisy or blurry photographs; and cameras set to automatic generally trigger the built-in flash in low-light conditions, resulting in unsatisfying images. Lack of understanding and inappropriate techniques often ruin the dramatic potential of nighttime images.

In Digital Capture After Dark, Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler and Philipp Scholz Rittermann teach photographers to overcome these and other obstacles. Their coverage goes beyond the “how to” of capturing digital images at night and addresses the “why to” of long-exposure photography, including the importance of understanding how we think and see at night compared with during the day.

Also discussed are hands-on image editing techniques that will help photographers prepare their images for output. Detailed descriptions cover color balancing, expanding dynamic range, controlling flare, dealing with noise, converting to black-and-white, toning, and much more.

Among the more than 200 stunning images throughout the book are contributions from photographers Michael Penn and Kevin McCollister, who also add to the methods presented in the book by sharing their own approaches to low-light photography.

Digital Capture After Dark

Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler and Philipp Scholz Rittermann
Published by Rocky Nook

978-1-933952-66-6, 192 pages, $39.95 US, $41.95 CA

Softcover 10” x 8” 

About the Authors

Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler is a writer, photographer, and educator. She is a regular contributor to such publications as Rangefinder, Digital Photo Pro, and Photographer‘s Forum. She is the author of Ten Photo Assignments and co-author of Capture: Digital Photography Essentials, both published by Rocky Nook. She has shown her photographs at group exhibitions around the country and continues to create work in both digital and analog media, focusing on concepts such as modern attitudes, personal demons, and stunted dreams.

Quintenz-Fiedler teaches in several colleges in the San Diego area, holds workshops, and lectures on the arts of photography and writing. She lives in Carlsbad, CA with her beloved husband, Steve, and cherished son, Connor. Her photographic work can be viewed at amandaquintenz.com

Philipp Scholz Rittermann’s work spans opposite ends of our environment, from nocturnal scenes of industry to views of pristine landscape. His work is held in over one hundred public, private, and corporate collections, including MoMA, New York, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France. Scholz Rittermann exhibits in national and international venues, and was honored with a mid-career survey at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, which published the monograph Navigating by Light. He has been teaching photography for over thirty years in the United States and abroad.

In 2011, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego exhibited large-scale photographs from Emperor’s River, a new multi-year project he has been conducting in China.

Scholz Rittermann is represented by Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and can be contacted at info@rittermann.com. His work can be viewed at rittermann.com

About Rocky Nook

Rocky Nook, Inc., is affiliated with dpunkt.verlag, the leading publisher of technology books based in Heidelberg, Germany. Since its inception in 2006, Rocky Nook has cornered the market on technological advances in the digital photography workflow. Their mission is to demystify cutting-edge developments in digital photography and its modern developments, such as imaging and computer technology, and to provide outstanding image quality and practical instruction to both amateur and professional photographers that will enhance creativity, efficiency, and skill.