Thursday, February 7, 2013

1-Day Seminar and Night Photography Session with Mark Bowie

The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night

1-Day Seminar and Night Photography Session with Mark Bowie

Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Indoor Instruction (Branford, CT): 1pm – 5pm

Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm. We will eat locally, as a group (not included in the registration fee). 

Night Shooting Session: 7pm – 11pm
Fee: $99/person

Group Size: 6 participants minimum, 12 maximum
FYI, registration opens to NHCC members first. Members get first dibs. After Feb 1st registration will be open to all, so if you are interested then register early!

Who Should Attend: All photographers are welcome, from beginner to advanced, using either digital or film cameras. 

Some of Nature’s most spectacular beauty is reserved for the landscape at night.  And at night, the camera allows us to record phenomena we are physically incapable of seeing.  Long exposures capture celestial objects in motion, creating metaphors for the passage of time and seasons.  They register incredible detail and rich colors.  The photographer can’t be sure what he or she will create, and that’s part of the allure and the excitement!

Night shooting specialist Mark Bowie, author of The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night, will lead an indoor instructional session followed by a nighttime field session.  He’ll cover strategies, tips and techniques, including:

•    Camera settings — RAW, BULB, ISO, white balance
•    Consulting the histogram
•    Composing and focusing in the dark
•    Using LiveView at night
•    Determining nighttime exposures
•    High ISO test shots
•    Shooting long exposures by ambient light
•    Shooting time intervals
•    Shooting base exposures and multiple exposures
•    “Painting” with artificial light
•    Photographing moonlit landscapes, the stars, planets, meteors, the Northern Lights and other celestial phenomena
•    Photographing lightning and fireworks
•    Noise Reduction in-camera and in post-processing
•    Processing night images
•    Combining multiple exposures, Layer Masks

To attend please send Lisa a check for $99 made out to Mark Bowie. 
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