The most recent advances in digital photography have made it possible to photograph in conditions and ways that we never before could. From handheld photographs by the light of the full moon, to brilliant images of the starry sky on moonless nights, almost anything is now possible. This class will broaden your photographic perspective, and give you the tools to create powerful images in light levels ranging from twilight to the deepest darkest corners of the night.
The goal of this class is to teach students how to photograph in various levels of darkness, and in different nighttime conditions ranging from starlight in nature to artificial lighting in cities and towns. There are different techniques and approaches to each, and Lance will introduce the class to both, as well as provide an introduction to light painting.
Night photography experience is not necessary, but even those with experience shooting at night will still find this class challenging, stimulating, and inspiring.
Topics covered will include: determining exposures, photographing the Milky Way and starry night sky as both points of light and as star trails, combining short high ISO exposures of the sky with longer, low ISO images of the foreground, and light painting. Techniques and inspiration will be constantly discussed, demonstrated and put into practice. You will be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone, and to test the limits of what you and your camera can do.
This workshop will have both field and classroom instruction. We will be in the classroom each day, and out in the field at different locations late each night. While in the field, Lance will demonstrate his own techniques, and work with participant's one on one to make sure everyone gets the most out of the workshop. During classroom sessions, there will be both technical and aesthetic presentations, but we will focus on developing our images and sharing our work and ideas with each other. Each day will have image development time followed by a critique of the previous nights work.