Night PhotographyNight Photography- Finding Your Way In The Dark was published by Focal Press in July of 2010, and sold out in four months.

Have no fear, the fourth printing is now available. The book has also been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, and a Russian version is in the works. I have a few copies of the French, Italian, and Spanish versions, contact me if interested. As of July, 2014, I am not selling the book directly until the revised edition is available. In the meantime, the book is available  on Amazon.

The book contains accurate and up to date information on digital Night Photography, photographing by moonlight, and light painting, and there is a chapter on film-based Night Photography with my own exposure and developing formulas that were developed over a period of twenty years. Unique to this book is the opening chapter which explores the long and storied history of Night Photography from Dagueurrotype to digital.

In May, 2013, I signed a contract with Focal Press for a follow up book to be published in March of 2015. The second book will have a much larger section on Light Painting, as well as sections on Milky way, Aurora Borealis, and Time Lapse at night photography.

Praise for Night Photography-Finding Your Way In The Dark

An extremely valuable resource for learning night photography techniques

I am a dedicated night photographer and photography workshop instructor who has written extensively on the topic of night photography. I own or have read most books published on night shooting, and at long last there is a book I can recommend wholeheartedly — Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark by Lance Keimig. Night photography: Finding your way in the dark is highly recommended. Congratulations to Lance Keimig, Scott Martin, and the other expert contributors for a job well done.

Joe Reifer, Berkeley, CA

At Last

The Night Photography community has waited a long time for a book like this. With exemplary research, concise language, and practical examples, Lance Keimig has painted a fascinating picture of the why – as well as the what, where, and how – of Night Photography. As a keen observer of the explosive development of the genre over the last three decades, it’s a pleasure to find an author dealing seriously with all the elements that make for great nocturnal imagery – not just issues involving gear, software, lighting, and technique; but including what it means to actually photograph at night, to “capture” (currently, a popular photographic term) its essence, and to understand what motivates people to engage in such activity. The book is anchored by the author’s detailed understanding of current NPy praxis, recent film antecedents, and Night Photography’s roots – at the advent of photography, over 150 years ago. This text should definitely find its place on your bookshelf, nestled in between monographs by your favorite Night Photographers.

Tim Baskerville, Director, The Nocturnes

The best book on night photography yet.

This book has both the technical detail required to make good night photos and reveals the deep love that the author has for the process. So many technical books offer good instruction but lack heart and soul, not Night Photography. The author’s passion for the subject is evident on every page. The writing is top notch and most of the technical aspects of the subject are well detailed.

Michael McKee, Port Townsend, WA

One of The Best Photography Books I’ve Read

I was skeptical going into reading this book: I expected lots of examples and then some tips now and then that would only be applicable to night photography. But this book is just the opposite – examples with a LOT of very good, well written, and inspirational information. In all, this is an excellent book, very well written, full of details and technique, and with a dose of great inspiration.

Talvi, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer


I found this book amazing. The stunning photographs, the fascinating history, and the clear technical instructions tempted me to try simple night shots for myself. Of course, some of the technical stuff was over my head. Yet that was in language I could understand, even if I couldn’t conprehend all the information a professional photographer would.

Lynnda Ell