Interested in night photography? This is the best place to get started. This workshop, with photographer and author of “Fun in the Dark” Beth Ruggiero-York, will introduce you to the different types of night photography, techniques used in a dark environment, and what you need to know to make the best images in different light conditions. We will discuss these principles and techniques during a virtual webinar series, and then head out for a night shoot (location is weather-dependent) with instruction in the field.
Some of the techniques you will learn include how to: shoot star trails, shooting stars as points, overcome the challenges of night photography, focus in the dark, shoot the Moon and the Milky Way, shoot urban and other artificially lit scenes, and set up your camera for night photography.
You will come away from this workshop eager to explore different types of night photography, and you will be equipped with the basic tools to do that. Whether your interest is star photography, urban scenes, light painting, the moon, or something else, you will be able to go out on your own with confidence.
- Zoom Classroom instruction
- In-field Photographic session
- Post Classroom critique
- Permit Fees
A workshop webinar will be scheduled in advance of the field session. A recording will be available for reference. The webinar will include:
- Types of night photography
- Challenges of night photography
- High ISO test shot
- Understanding the night sky
- Basic equipment needed
- Focusing at night
- Photographing stars as points
- Photographing star trails
- Photographing the Moon and the Milky Way
- Photographing scenes with artificial light (e.g., urban scenes, street scenes, skylines, etc.)
- Post-processing basics
- Nighttime safety
- Night photography etiquette
- Recommended apps, software, and reading
- Setting up your camera.
Field Session: Then the group will meet at Picketpost Mountain Trailhead (west of Superior/Boyce Thompson Arboretum) for our night photography session from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Picketpost Mountain Trailhead
US 60 – Between Mile Marker 221 & 222
Trailhead is off of Forest Road 231
The field session will take place at the trailhead to Picketpost Mountain just west of Superior and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Plan to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. to get set up for the evening shoot.
Arizona Highways PhotoScapes reserves the right to cancel any workshop if our minimum student enrollment is not met. In the event AHPS cancels a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund for the workshop components booked directly with AHPS. Please Note: we are not liable for the additional expenses incurred such as airfare, hotel accommodations or any other components booked outside of the workshop.