Cherry Blossom Night Exposures

  • April 10, 2014 · 9:00 PM
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Cherry Blossom night exposure, here we go. This night workshop will introduce night photography by using long exposures and incorporating flash to light your foreground and scenery (also called light painting).

As of this morning, the blooms are still a couple of days away from peak and I think we need another day of full sun to really break out. I'm going to shoot for Wednesday as having a pretty good set of blooms for our night photography. Thursday should nice and the weekend should be spectacular!

Best place to park is on Ohio Drive in front of Franklin Roosevelt Memorial. You should have no problem finding open spaces here at this hour. We will meet in front of Martin Luther King Memorial near the Tidal Basin. Please be aware that Ohio Drive is a ONE WAY (east to west) street during the blossom festivals.

As of now, I only plan to have Wednesday and Thursday night workshops, Friday is still a possibility.

What to bring: You are welcome to bring any camera equipment you want, however, you will only need the following. I will provide the portable flash.

SLR camera
wide angle lens
tripod
remote shutter release
headlamp or flashlight

Recommended wear:

Please dress for appropriate temperature.

Price: $60, payment will be required to reserve your space.

Feel free to email me with any questions. You can text or call me on my cell at[masked]-4355.

Please see the FAQs page that will answer many more questions.

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  • Mary O.

    Loved it; great job, Buddy! Thank you so much for taking the time to give everyone individualized attention. I loved the way my photos came out and I can't wait to try this technique again!

    2 · April 12, 2014

  • Charles

    Bernard is an excellent teacher and his patience with a diverse group is outstanding. A wonderful experience with a great group of people. Thank you Bernard for a new skill set, and some beautiful pictures.

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Mike D.

    Great Meetup Buddy! Thank you for giving me these new tools to add to my photo bag. had lots of fun and you are a great teacher!

    2 · April 11, 2014

    • Bernard C.

      Great to have you with us Mike! You are Buddy are seasoned pros.

      April 11, 2014

  • Bernard C.

    Thank you everyone for making your way out to the Tidal Basin last night! It was a great group to work with and thank you for your patience with things we can't control. I hope everyone can take what you learned and apply it to your vision. Feel free to email me with any questions.

    2 · April 11, 2014

  • Theresa R.

    Thanks!! Great rime and I learned so much. Can't
    wait to see my photos and try out the techniques
    we learned on my own! Hope you didn't get
    caught in the traffic that we did on the way
    home. Look forward to another meet-up when
    your schedule opens up!

    1 · April 11, 2014

    • Bernard C.

      It was great to catch up again Theresa! And I'm glad you were able to attend with your friend Mary. You did fantastic and I was impressed with the images you were capturing last night! Looking forward to shooting with you again soon! And hope you capture some great images from Roan.

      1 · April 11, 2014

  • Buddy S.

    Thanks Buddy! I always learn from your classes. That was fun. I wish I had the energy to stay up later with you all, but was crashing from being up early as well. I'll definitely get out and use some of your light painting approach tonight and this weekend.
    Take care! Buddy

    1 · April 11, 2014

    • Bernard C.

      It was good to see you again Buddy! You have an awesome eye and your pics are amazing. I look forward to seeing all your cherry blossoms images and I wouldn't be surprise to seeing you win it all this year! Your images are always outstanding! Have fun!

      1 · April 11, 2014

  • Theresa R.

    Hey Bernard- Question for you. If I end up being able to come tomorrow night, how safe is it for me to go on my own? How far is the parking from where you'll be meeting? Any chance I could meet someone to travel with from Springfield, or meet to walk with when I get there?

    April 9, 2014

    • Bernard C.

      pls check your email Theresa

      April 9, 2014

    • Theresa R.

      Thanks Bernard! My friend Mary just signed up to come with me, but she accidentally signed up for tonight instead of tomorrow's meet-up. Would it be possible to switch her over to tomorrow? Her name is Mary O'Dell and she should be on tonight's list.

      April 9, 2014

  • Megan C.

    Just curious - are you planning any nights other than Wed and Thurs? I'll need to rearrange my schedule if you're not. Thanks for giving this class, I'm looking forward to it.

    April 7, 2014

    • Bernard C.

      My only other night might on Friday Megan but it's going to be base on the demand. Unfortunately I have to leave town on Saturday morning so I don't have too many other options.

      April 7, 2014

    • Megan C.

      No problem, happy to rearrange for this. See you Wed!

      April 7, 2014

  • Charles

    See you Thursday night!

    April 7, 2014

  • Buddy S.

    Buddy, how long do you think we'll be out? Couple of hours?

    April 7, 2014

    • Bernard C.

      I would plan for 2-3 hrs. Buddy, but your welcome to leave anytime.

      April 7, 2014

  • Buddy S.

    Looking forward to the class Buddy!

    April 7, 2014

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