Our second workshop of 2015, Night Photography 101, is a wrap and was a great success. Despite the forecast we had mostly clear skies much of the night. With seven students, we had nearly a full house too. We had two brand new photographers who have had their cameras less than two weeks each. Talk about jumping into the deep end with both feet! I’m beyond impressed with how well they did.
We started out at the pavilion and talked through some of the things that make night time photography difficult and strategies for getting around them. The difficulties can pretty much be summed up as “you can’t see and neither can your camera!” With that out of the way we talked about the three core night time techniques of long exposure, light painting and stacking. Then came the main event. We grabbed our cameras and went out for a night of hands on learning.
We started with a group image directed by myself and Josh where everyone took basically the same image while we walked through the process. Then we broke up into 2 smaller groups and the students went exploring for their own images. Of course, Josh and I were on hand the entire time to answer questions, offer advice and help out as needed.
If you missed this instalment of Night Photography 101 we will be offering it again later in the summer or early fall. Stay tuned!
Big thanks to our hosts at Reveille Peak Ranch!