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Online Class

Editing Techniques for Night Photography

Develop your night photography editing skills for brilliant star-filled images and skyscapes.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jim Nickelson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover how to edit night photos and make your skies the focus with instruction from award-winning photographer Jim Nickelson. During class, you'll learn the unique techniques and tools used to process, refine, enhance and prepare your night images for display.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Processing Night Photographs
Meet your instructor, Jim Nickelson, and learn what makes a well-edited night photograph. Discover common issues you might face and start adjusting exposure and tone.
2. Basic Editing Techniques
3. Selective Editing Techniques
4. Stars as Points
5. Star Trails
6. Printing Night Photographs

Taught by

Jim Nickelson
Jim Nickelson
Jim Nickelson is a full-time photographer and Maine Media educator specializing in night photography. Before realizing his passion for photography, he worked as a NASA engineer and as a patent attorney. Jim has received numerous awards for his work, including being honored as an artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park and having his photos featured in multiple museums and galleries.

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