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Night Time Photography Workshop

Some images from our last night scene photography class

Night time photography is a part of our eight week photography program (Digital Camera Bootcamp). There are many subjects suitable for night photography, but do you know how to set your camera for the best results?

In our Digital Camera Photography Bootcamp we cover almost everything related to photography from beginner to intermediate levels. Topics such as camera controls, settings and composition are a few examples. One of the most challenging types of photography is Night Scene photography, which is why we include it in our Bootcamp lineup.

I also scheduled another Night Time Photography class for Friday May 1. Please follow the link for more information. The Night Time Photography workshop is all hands on with lots of fun.

Although night time photography has many things in common with regular photography, there are a few important differences and one of the most challenging is understanding exposure.

Here are some images which were taken during our previous Night Scene Photography workshop, enjoy!

Alicia Malone wrote:

  • Hello Ted,

    Thank you again, The night scene class was amazing! There is always so much to learn. I can’t wait to learn and grow from attending your classes.

    As you had asked I have attached some pictures from tonight! I left most original but I have changed some to almost B & W as I wanted to see what they looked like as well. Experimenting I guess. Any feed back on what I should try would be much appreciated.

    Again thanks a bunch,

    –Alicia Malone

Here are some of the images that she had sent to us:

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Using Slow Shutter speed to capture the GHOST!!

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Night scene photography is more artistic

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Changing Exposure can create different effects in night time photography

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A little playing with colour

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Selecting the correct setting in your camera can make nice light effect in your night scene images

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Another good example of exposure and white balance

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Look at the beautiful blue sky and star effect on street lights

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In this image I was walking around the statue and paint it with my small flash light. You can not see me as I was moving around. (shutter sped was 10″)

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In this image I was walking around the statue and paint it with my small flash light. You can not see me as I was moving around. (shutter sped was 10″). Look at the colours and dramatic effect!

Fiona McComb attended to our Night Scene Photography Workshop as well. and she wrote:

  • Hi Ted,
    Here are a few pics from yesterdays class.  Thanks again, I really enjoyed the class and will absolutely be looking at taking more classes thru you.
    –Fiona McComb

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In this image I was walking around the statue and paint it with my small flash light. You can not see me as I was moving around. (shutter sped was 10″). Look at the colours

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In this image I was walking around the statue and paint it with my small flash light. You can not see me as I was moving around. (shutter sped was 10″). Look at the colours

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Slow Shutter speed

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I was walking around this monument to light paint part of it. Due to slow shutter speed i am disappeared in this image! Magic?

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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Set your white balance and exposure properly to capture amazing night scene photos

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I used a Laser pointer to write with light on this wall.

And Sonya shared some of her photos with us:

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Slow shutter speed and a little flash light

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At night street and building lights can be very attractive

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Can you see me in this photo? I was walking around the statue for more than 6 seconds and painting it with light!

I hope you enjoy these photos. If you want to learn more about the camera settings and take better photos, register for our Summer Digital Photography Bootcamp.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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