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*** CANCELLED *** Night Photography for Beginners, In-the-Field Mini Workshop


In-the-Field Mini Workshop

Night Photography for Beginners

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FCCP Supporter (paid members)

may attend up to 2 or 4

Mini Workshops every year!

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In-the-Field Mini Workshops are a great way to extend your photographic skill sets. The workshops are all held on location and are limited in size to just 10 students. Instruction is provided by FCCP faculty and usually an assistant instructor. The 5 to 1 student/instructor ratio means there will be lots of learning going on, but there'll be plenty of laughs as well. A minimum 4 students must attend or the cancelled will be cancelled with 24 hours notice.

Night photography is challenging and without the proper equipment and instruction can be very frustrating. The instructor will guide you through the steps to setup your camera and settings to insure success. Instruction is given on camera function, tripod use, camera settings, lenses and composition.

The mini workshops starts with a short orientation and then proceeds to starting location. The next 3 to 4 hours are spent learning how to operate and set your camera for the best night photos using the existing light. During this time the group will move around to different locations to insure that the students learn under different light conditions.

Brief critiques in-the-field will be given by the instructor or assistant. However, after the event a special gallery will be setup on the FCCP site for the students to upload their images (limit of 5) to receive a more extensive critique from the instructor. Also, following the workshop students will be sent via email a list of followup material that will aid the student that wants to advance further with their night photography. Twice a year an advanced workshop will be given in night photography for the dedicated student.

Required for the workshop

Student should have a working knowledge of their camera including familiarity with menus and camera settings

Student must bring a dSLR or Point-n-Shoot

Student must bring a tripod

Small flashlight