In recent years, with the advent of dependable DSLRs for capturing
long-exposure images at night, we have seen an explosion of
digital nocturnal imagery. Is it indeed "all good"
or can we do better? In this advanced seminar, offered by
The Nocturnes, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages
of capturing and interpreting the light, shadow, mood, and
spirit of the night with digital media.
Participants in this seminar can expect to acquire practical
solutions to common pitfalls encounterd when photographing
at night with digital cameras - many of which only become
evident in post-processing!
- Special Considerations in Digital Night Photography
- All the Rest is Noise: How much Noise is too much noise
- Three types of noise encountered in NPY's extended
- The Ideal Night Histogram
- Tips for Efficient Post Processing of Night Photos
- When to use Photoshop, when to use Lightroom
- High Dynamic Range (HDR) - alternative methods
- Demonstration of Light-Painting techniques for contrast
control and/or special effects during long exposures.
The workshop group will meet at Fort Mason Center, in San
Francisco, starting at 7pm. Between lecture sessions we will
concentrate on photographing some of the architectural features,
historic piers, and the rolling hills within the retired military
post, with exposures ranging in length from a few seconds
to 5 minutes and more. On location, the instructors will demonstrate
supplemental lighting utilizing "light-painting"
techniques. After the field session, we return to process
files, utlizing the latest version of PhotoShop and Lightroom,
and other software. Participants are encouraged to bring their
own laptop computers to the seminar.
Entire program runs from 7pm to 11pm, Saturday Sept 26, 2009.
Who should Attend
Experienced Night Photographers, using DSLRs (and either PhotoShop
or LightRoom), who want to get the most out of their digital
night work and workflow. The seminar is highly recommended
for anyone who has taken a previous (either introductory or
intermediate) Workshop with The Nocturnes.
Tim Baskerville is the Founder / Director of The Nocturnes
Night Photography Group, and has been involved with NPy for
over twenty-five years and Digital Night Photography since
2004. Read more about Tim and his work with The Nocturnes
and Night Photography here.
Mark Jaremko is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft in the
SF Bay Area, and was an "early adaptor" of digital
technology to photograph the atmosphere of the nocturne. He
embarked on his award-winning series, Nightscapes,
in 2004 and has been photographing Landscapes at night ever
since. Learn more about Mark's Night Photography here.
Both instructors are contributors to the highly recommended
Jill Waterman book, "Night & Low-Light Photography"
(Amphoto Books; 1st edition, 2008; ISBN-13: 978-0817432416).
Purchase the book thru the link at the left, and help support
the work of The Nocturnes!
Tuition and Registration
Tuition is $150.00 - with full payment no later than September
17, 2009. To register for this workshop fill out our online
and send or FAX it in with your payment to Pacific Media Arts.
To speak to a live person, call Susan Nichols at Pacific Media
Arts - (707) 645-9860.