Take Control of the Dark
March 2 to 4
Members $695 Non-Members $745
Night photography requires some special gear – tripod, camera, remote shutter release or intervalometer, bubble level, white balancing tools, and/or CamRanger. Lewis will demonstrate these tools and talk about techniques for making night images that include shooting stars, cityscapes, HDR, high ISO, light painting, creating motion with zoom, panoramas and more. Besides just taking pictures, we will work in the digital darkroom learning how to best bring out the nuances of night images. Learn how to make stars pop, keep the highlights of clipping, do local white balance corrections and more. Lewis will also cover taking and processing of realistic looking night HDR images and how to process HDR panos. The instructor may adjust the schedule to allow for earlier morning and/or late evening shoot times; those changes will be announced during class.
Don’t ever be afraid of the dark again!
LEWIS KEMPER is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. He currently is a Contributing Editor to Outdoor Photographer. He was the photographer for, “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest”, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Kemper’s monograph, “Capturing the Light” won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. His publication “Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide” was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ DVD, “My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal”, features a years worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA. His latest publications are photo guide apps, “Yosemite National Park SNAPPGuide” and “Yellowstone National Park SNAPPGuide”.