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New Workshop: PHOTOGRAPHING STARS

Photographing the Stars (not the ones from Hollywood) 

The night sky has always been a fascinating mystery. Since we first started walking the earth, humans have looked to the heavens with awe and amazement, admiring the beauty of the stars at night.

However, capturing the beauty of the Night Sky and Milky Way on a camera requires special techniques that we aim to teach you.

We invite you to join Ted Karlsalr of Omnilargess Photography Classes and Brett Michaud Photography as they share their expertise in Night Sky Photography with you.

What is a Night Sky Photography Tour? 

The Night Sky Photography Tour is a three-hour field workshop aimed at capturing photos of stars and the Milky Way and will be conducted at Abbotsford, BC’s Dark Sky Park. Here we will teach you all the techniques you need to capture the beauty of a starry night anytime, anywhere.

What you will learn:

During the nighttime session:

1- Camera settings for capturing night sky images ( aperture, shutter speed, ISO.)

2- Focusing at night.

3- Find the Milky Way with the phone app, using PhotoPills.

4- Determine the best time of day/year to photograph the night sky. 

5- Camera settings for light painting foreground subjects.

6- How to light paint foreground subjects.

During the optional editing session in our studio 

7- How to edit night sky images in Lightroom and Photoshop.

8- Combining light-painted foregrounds with night sky images in Lightroom and Photoshop.

9- How to deal with noisy images created by high ISO settings.

10- New Tips and tricks to editing night sky images in post.

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Night Sky Photography Tour

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Dates:

As nightscape photography requires a cloudless night and no moon in the sky, we have set some possible dates for this workshop.

Please check the Night Sky Photographing Tour page for more information about the dates.

Optional Add On Workshop:

Night Sky images require special treatment in post-processing to bring out the depth and richness of colours invisible to the naked eye. To get the most out of your evening, we encourage you to pick up your ticket for our Night Sky Editing Session, hosted one week after the tour, to learn how to enhance your pictures using Lightroom or Photoshop. We will set the date and time for this optional workshop right after the event.

 

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Do you want to learn more?

Depending on the weather conditions, we could be going out on any one of these nights. We will watch the weather, and when the forecast looks great, we will notify you the day before whether the workshop is on for the following day.
Please note that we will only be going out on one of these evenings unless demand is so great that we must teach on two nights to keep the numbers manageable, so you all get the attention you deserve.
It would be best to keep your calendar clear for all these days.
The workshop duration is three hours, including half an hour for setting up your camera and half an hour for packing them up, so be prepared for two hours of photography fun!

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That is all for now. Stay tuned for my next photography Tips. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions, feel free to send us your questions, and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

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ExpiredNight Sky Photography Tour
  • Nightscape Photography Tour
    These are the possible dates, and we pick up and notify you when the weather is perfect: Friday, September 23 (moonset at 6:46 PM, Astronomical Twilight at 8:13) Saturday, September 24 (moonset at 7:02, Astronomical Twilight at 8:11)
    September 24, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Optional Editing Session
    Night Sky Editing Session will be hosted one week after the tour, to learn how to enhance your pictures using Lightroom or Photoshop. We will set the date and time for this optional workshop right after the event.
    September 29, 2022
    6:20 pm - 9:00 pm
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Photographing the Stars (not the ones from Hollywood)  Techniques for Photographing the Stars  The night sky has always been a fascinating mystery. Since we first started walking the earth, humans have looked to the heavens with awe and amazement, admiring the beauty (more…)

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Venue Phone: 6042176988

Address:
Cascade Lookout, Manning Park, British Columbia, V0X 1R0

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ExpiredAdvanced Night Time Photography
  • Night Time Photography
    July 28, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Event Phone: 1-604-744-1900

A full Hands on Night Photography workshop. Experience the ultimate settings for night photography, exposure, White Balance, and many more important tips.

Venue:  

Address:
32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, V2T 6N4

Description:
Clearbrook Library Entrance

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Tips For Night Photography

Fundamental tips for Night Photography

With Omnilargess Night Photography class coming up this Friday I thought everyone would enjoy some great tips on night photography. There are only two more seats available for this amazing workshop!

Why do we take night photos? 

While they’re not difficult, they can be a challenge. Photography by definition is painting with light, and at night…well, there is very little light! This means we have to be more creative to achieve our goal and capture an outstanding image.

What’s the big fascination with night photography?

I believe it’s partly for the challenge, as photographers love challenging the light. This is also why not many people attempt night photography. Everybody shoots pictures during the day and as it gets dark they often stop or turn on their flash units. With night photography you’re taking pictures that most people don’t attempt; images which have potential to be interesting, dramatic and even mysterious. Night photography is not simply getting a picture in low light; it is about creating a new vision which is different from other photographs. In night photography you’re trying to do something special.

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes. Photo by Margaret Bouwman

Fundamental tips for Night Photography

1-Tripod

When there’s only a little light you call on every method possible to make the most of it, and using a tripod is first on the list. You’re almost always going to need a tripod, especially for creating selective blur with slow shutter speeds—such as moving lights writing their magic lines and shapes. And even with a tripod, to prevent the slight vibration of the shutter release button, it is recommended to use the camera’s self-timer, a remote trigger or cable release to trip the shutter. When using a tripod be sure the Image stabilization function of your camera/lens is turned off.

2-Turn off the Autofocus

In night photography the autofocus sensor keeps searching to find something to focus on. It can cause delay or the camera may not even take the shot as it is waiting to focus first. Just set the camera to Manual Focus, choose your focus manually and you are ready to rock.

Slow shutter night time photography part of our Digital Camera Bootcamp

Slow shutter night time photography part of our Digital Camera Bootcamp. Photo by James Orr

3-Exposure Mode

I recommend using Manual Exposure or Aperture priority for night photography. In Manual exposure or Aperture priority, you set your aperture value first and then control the shutter speed.

4-Metering Mode

Metering mode is not as crucial in night photography as it is in day time photography. The best over all results come with using Centre Weighted metering as your camera sets the exposure for the centre of the viewfinder, which is probably the most important part of the scene anyway.

5-White Balance 

Try them all and see what suits your style and preference. Auto white balance will tend toward more warmth for yellow and orange lights in a scene. If you are shooting in artificial light, a good starting point is either the incandescent or fluorescent setting. If you are not happy with how they look, try the other settings. If you want to capture the deep blue colour of the night sky, set your White Balance to “Day Light/Direct Sun”.

6-ISO

I recommend to use the lowest possible ISO, as the low sensitivity to light not only allows you to use longer exposures, it also provides the best possible Dynamic Range for post processing.

That is all for now. Our Night Photography class is this Friday September 11 and there is only two more spots left. Register now to book your spot, as it is going to an amazing photography adventure!

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Learn Night Time Photography

Learn Night Time Photography 

Some images from Omnilargess Night Time Photography Class

Night time photography is a part of our eight week photography program (Digital Camera Bootcamp). There are many subjects suitable for night time 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 Time photography, which is why we include it in our Bootcamp lineup.

I also scheduled another Night Time Photography class for September 11. 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.

There are several testimonials about our Digital Camera workshops. Please visit our Testimonial page for more testimonies.

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 images which were taken during our previous Bootcamp Workshop and Night Scene Photography workshop, enjoy! All Photos are taken by Margaret Bouwman. I want to thank Margaret for sending us these beautiful images.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes

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Night Scene Photography Techniques workshop

Night Scene Photography Techniques

Ever tried to do a photo shoot as the sun is setting and the light is beautiful? You can get some pretty great shots! The only problem is that, at this time of day, the light changes roughly every 10 minutes. This means that you have to change many variables which compose your exposure, so that you get a well lit, accurately coloured, and professional-looking shot. If you don’t care about these things, you may get a great snapshot, but if you want a photo that stands out, you need to get your settings right!

Come out and join us for our Night Scene Photography Workshop on Saturday March 29, 2014!

We will start you off with all of the tricky details you need to get great photos at sunset. Then, we will move in to helping you master taking scenic shots at night. Both with and without a person in the photo. You will learn how to adjust your camera settings and exposure, as well as how to do some special effects like Light Painting. You won’t want to miss this fun workshop! Check out some of the photos from our past night scene class on our Facebook Page – it was a blast!

Do you need a tripod or lens for this workshop?

Check our Rental department to find the items you need.

Register NOW as space is limited!

Ted and Omnilargess Team

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Night Scene Photography Techniques help you release your creativity for night time photography!

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Night Scene Photography Techniques

Night Scene Photography Techniques Workshop

Do you want to capture amazing Night Scene photos?

Photos taken at night have their own captivating aesthetic, and a sense which is quite rewarding: they recover scenes that would otherwise be left for the dark.

Night scene photography

Night scene photography

 

Night time photography has a bit of that romantic, mysterious quality; it allows you to capture a single perfect moment rarely exposed before and bring it out for the world to see.

You can capture very impressing image at night

You can capture very impressing image at night

 

It’s not a simple mission, but we know you love a good challenge! If you haven’t shot at night before and always wanted to try it, we’ve scheduled a Night Scene Photography Techniques Workshop for March 8. Come and join Ted for a fun, hands-on experience in Night Scene Photography Techniques.

Night Scene Photography Tips

Here are a set of beautiful photos to put you in the mood, along with a few tips to enhance your own night time photography session.

At night colours highlights and shadows change dramatically

At night colours highlights and shadows change dramatically

1- When photographing signs at night, one of the most important factors is light metering. The combination of a bright sign and a dark background can confuse the camera, leaving you with an under or over exposed image. You need an accurate metering mode that you can control, so choose spot metering and choose a mid toned area for a balanced shot. Place your camera on a sturdy tripod to avoid camera shake. Night Scene Photography workshop will cover all different metering methods for you.

Using correct metering mode is the key in Night Scene Photography

Using correct metering mode is the key in Night Scene Photography

2- To take a photograph of a cityscape once evening has come, find a spot which shows off the buildings and office lights. Place the camera on a tripod, turn the mode dial to AV (aperture priority) mode; we want f/8 and upwards for a greater depth of field. Use your camera’s self-timer or a cable release to assure absolutely no blurring. The best time for this kind of shot is during the two “golden hours” which are the first hour after sunrise and the last hour before sunset.

Night scene photography techniques

Night scene photography techniques

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Cityscape images at night are more interesting

3- One of the most interesting effects you can capture at night is movement, shown through the figures of people moving and cars and buses driving past. To capture light trails successfully requires a tripod to keep them straight and the background sharp. Turn the mode dial to M (Manual) mode and use a small aperture between (f/11-f/32) for a greater depth of field. Set your ISO to 100 to keep the digital noise at a minimum. The more you practice the more you will become skilled at selecting the exposure you need for the effect you want.

 

Night Scene Photography and light effect

Night Scene Photography and light effect

4- With Night Scene Photography you can capture images which tell a story, and it is fun to add these creative and interesting photos to your albums. Here are some photos for you to enjoy!

Night Scene Photography Techniques

Night Scene Photography Techniques

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You can show the vividness of signs and neons at night

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Gear up and register for Night Scene Photography workshop and experience the beauty of Night Lights!

Do you need a tripod or a lens for this workshop?

We do have them in stock for rentals. Contact us today to book your workshop and equipment!

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Night Photography Class

Night Photography Workshop 

With the success of our Night Scene photography workshop last year, we couldn’t wait to offer our second one. If you missed the first one, now is your chance to jump in on the action! Come and join Ted as he walks you through the ins and outs of taking pictures in the dark aka Night Photography!

Not sure what to do about shutter speed and digital noise in night photography?

Want to create the streaking light effect on a busy street?

Trying to get a great shot of the moon?

Custom White Balance to create better colour

Custom White Balance to create better colour

We will have a great time trying out city scenes, managing camera shake, focusing, and flash, as well as pin-pointing some trouble spots along the way. Night Scene Photography class will be a completely hands-on workshop, and there will be two of us available to answer questions and give you tips and tricks for the kind of night scene shots you are hoping to get. There are so many things to experiment with when it comes to night scenes, and for those of you who have always wanted to try light painting, now is the time! Bring out all your gear, a flashlight, and a friend – because taking pictures is always more fun with some company!

Night Photography class is another workshop that you will not want to miss. Spots will fill up super quick, so make sure you reserve yours today!

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Full moon is quite bright and you should consider using spot metering.

 

Suitable for:

The beginner, the enthusiast photographer, Intermediate Photographers.

Prerequisites:

This digital camera workshop is primarily intended for photographers using digital SLR and Mirror-less cameras, but many Manual capable digital compact cameras are also suitable. Each participant is expected to bring a digital camera with a fully charged battery and memory card(s), Tripod, Shutter Release/wireless trigger, and a small Flashlight for “Light Painting” (and yes we are going to do Light Painting!)

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