Venture into a new and exciting realm of photography night photography and take your skills to a new level. This one day 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 spend the afternoon in the classroom learning and discussing these principles and techniques, and then head out for a night shoot (location is weather-dependent) with hands on instruction in the field.
Some of the techniques you will learn include how to: shoot star trails, shoot 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.
- Photographic instruction
- Post Classroom critique
- Entrance Fees and Picnic Dinner
Saturday – November 9
Meet at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce by 11:45am to find a seat and get settled in.
Our classroom session on night photography will run from 12:00pm – 5:00pm and include the following topics.
- 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.
After our classroom session we will enjoy a picnic-style dinner (included with the workshop fee) and then depart for a short drive to the field location. This will be determined by the sky conditions.
The workshop will conclude by 9:30pm.
Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce
567 W Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3955
The workshop will be held at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. The class will start promptly at 12:00 pm, so please arrive a few minutes early to find your seat and get ready for your workshop.
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.