Introduction to Night Photography – FALL
Night photography is an increasingly popular niche that has become more accessible due to new camera technology. Photographing the world at night portraits our surroundings quite literally in a very different light and usually mundane places become colorful displays. Time and motion recorded in long exposures add intrigue and a dimension not usually seen in still photography. This class will cover equipment and its settings to achieve correct exposure, color of light and white balance, post processing of images but also subject matter and composition, all important factors in shooting at night. From relatively short exposures by streetlight to moonlit exposures for an hour or more, we will explore the range of possibilities within this genre. The workflow for this course will include biweekly alternating lectures, paired with image processing and critique, and shoots on location. The reviews will allow students to learn and practice editing techniques as well as share their work. The first class session will cover all aspects of night photography. If you are unable to attend that first class, we highly recommend that you consider waiting to take the course when it is offered in a future workshop session. Please also note that the location shoots will be outside of NESOP in the Boston area and require some driving as well as walking in uneven terrain.
This course is suitable for any beginner, intermediate or advanced photographer wanting to learn night photography. An understanding of their camera and its controls is needed, especially manually controlling time, aperture, ISO and white balance. File development techniques through Lightroom and/or Photoshop will be covered in the review sessions.
Gear Requirements: Any camera which has RAW file capability and manual exposure controls will work for this class. Additionally, students will need a tripod and intervalometer/remote control for steady long exposures. Equipment needs will be covered in the first session, bring your camera if you have questions.
To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).