Be Creative In Low-Light Situations
Shooting at night offers photographers a challenging yet unique opportunity to create some beautiful images. Night landscapes appear dreamy and surreal, cityscapes come to life with an array of multicoloured lights and even portraits take on a whole new level of creativity when you paint with light.
“I took classes last year in the fall and winter, and I learned so much!!!! I really feel like I have gained a lot of skill and confidence with a camera that I will carry with my for the rest of my life. I definitely missed having the classes once they were done because they were just SO much fun and the instructors really know what they’re doing. I would recommend to anyone!!!”
– Tess Vardy
- Long exposures and key manual settings
- Equipment considerations (ie. tripods, flash, etc)
- Painting with light and other creative long exposure techniques
- Shooting landscapes at dusk / night
- Outdoor practical component and field trip
Key Camera Settings
Shooting at night is especially tricky – how do you capture light when you don’t have a lot of it? We’ll walk you through the most common issues like how to properly expose, focus in the dark and get a nice crisp image even with a slow shutter speed. More advanced topics like HDR and how to photograph lightning or fireworks will also be introduced.
There are particular pieces of equipment that make shooting at night successful. Gear like tripods, remote triggers and flashes are all useful in various situations. Come with your questions and the instructor will be happy to answer or demo any techniques.
Painting with Light
This workshop has lots of opportunity to practice! One of the great demos you’ll do is a painting with light exercise. Learn how to use long exposure techniques to literally paint or drawn with flashlights in front of the camera to get amazingly creative images.