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Advanced Night Photography

Photographing away from the city lights is quite different from urban night photography. Lower light levels and longer exposures present both challenges and opportunities. Today’s technology gives us the option to photograph in the darkest of environments- well away from artificial lights under a moonless sky, as well as photographing the landscape by the light of the moon. This class will cover both of these situations and more, as well as introducing students to the fun and creative art of light painting.

The bulk of the technical material for the course is presented in the first class session, and the remaining classes will either meet on location, or in the classroom for image development, review, and critique.

Please Note: Classroom sessions that meet at NESOP will run from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on Mondays, but location shoots during the workshop will be held on Saturday nights and will begin and end at increasingly later times, as darkness arrives later each week. Most locations will be outside of Boston, and some may be up to an hour away. The specifics will be presented in the first class. Attendance at the first class is critical. If you are unable to attend the first class, we highly recommend that you consider waiting to take the course when it is offered in a future workshop session. Students should come to the first class with an interchangeable lens camera, and its manual, all available lenses, an intervalometer or remote release, and a sturdy tripod.

Class will be held on the following dates:

Monday, April 11 @NESOP
Saturday, April 16 on Location
Monday, April 18 @NESOP
Saturday, April 23 on Location
Monday, April 25 @NESOP
Saturday, April 30 on Location
Saturday, May 7 on Location
Monday, May 9 last class at @NESOP


Night Photography workshop or equivalent experience.

To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.