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Night Photography Photowalk at Summit Lake with Mike Berenson $24.95

Join award winning night photographer and instructor, Mike Berenson on a photowalk with demonstrations and hands-on training that focuses on the wonders and challenges of night photography at Summit Lake on Mount Evans.


This is a photowalk training event that features a relatively brief period (2 hours) of in-field training with no training on scouting or post-processing. If you'd like some more in-depth training on these and other night photography subjects, please see my single-night and multi-night night photography workshops.


Important Details

Event Date: Friday, June 21, 2013

Location: Summit Lake on Mount Evans, south of Idaho Springs, Colorado

Event Duration: 2 Hours

Registration Limit: Up To 20 Can Register

Training Subjects
•Gear & Settings
•Shooting Technique
•Focusing In The Dark
•Light Painting

Training Style
•The photowalk is led by Mike Berenson who isn't just a guide, he's a night photography instructor who enjoys teaching others about the wonders and challenges of night photography.
•Mike likes to help students get great shots in the short-term and take a big giant leap with their night photography skills in the long-term.
•The photowalk includes planned subjects for training both before and during students' time in the field.
•Styles vary but workshops often start with demonstrations followed by instructor shadowing to apply the techniques.

 

More On Summit Lake

At 12,830 feet, Summit Lake is positioned above timberline, below a line of ridges and cliffs that form Mount Evans and Mount Spaulding - while the view to the east shows off an unobstructed view of Denver's city lights, a sight to behold for those who haven't seen it. With access to the lake, the ponds to the east, and the Chicago Lakes Basin overlook to the north, we'll have plenty of creative compositions to choose from.

 

Recommended Gear

•Warm Clothes (don't underestimate this part)
•Camera, Lens, and Tripod (bring your widest, brightest lenses)
•Remote Trigger (if you have one)
•Headlamp


Who Should Sign Up

•Anyone with a basic understanding of digital photography
•People interested in learning more about night photography
•Previous experience with night photography is NOT required.

 

Whether you're new to night photography or have been doing it for a while, I invite you to join us for a night of learning and shooting at Red Rocks. A limited number of dates are available and they're expected to fill up fast. Registration takes place through the front range meetup site so get registered now - before they fill up.

 

How To Get There
We'll meet in the parking lot for Summit Lake on Mount Evans.  To get there, take Hwy 103 south from Idaho Springs up past Echo Lake onto Mount Evans.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.598546,-105.640594&num=1&t=h&z=14

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  • Errin

    Great time, wish I would have been better prepared for the temperature... I should know better living in the area. But still lots of good info. I love shooting at night, especially the Light Painting. Mike is a awesome teacher.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Jim W.

    Thanks so much, Mike, for the great tips and instruction on Friday night! I had lots of fun trying something new! I have many ideas for future night photography ahead. Hope to join you on another one of your events.
    -Matthew Wert

    1 · June 23, 2013

    • Mike B.

      It was a pleasure having a chance to talk with you during the photowalk. Beyond that, I really enjoyed seeing the creative ideas you were able to bring to life. I look forward to seeing you again, Matthew!

      June 23, 2013

  • Anna

    Mike,
    Even tho I paid, there are some fires here in my area that I am concerned about, if they spread in this direction, I might be concerned about going Friday. Currently there is no containment. So depending on how the news goes tomorrow, I will have to see if I can make it.

    June 20, 2013

    • Mike B.

      I am sorry to hear your camera fell from the tripod and I hope it isn't costly for you to get your lens fixed. :-(

      June 22, 2013

    • Anna

      No it fell with the tripod and all. I have coverage. ;) Hopefully can get everything fixed. The camera body is damaged tho. A piece chipped off. Still had a blast. ;)

      June 22, 2013

  • Anna

    I headed up earlier, so I could take some sunset shots. What a great night. I felt like i was in a bizarre nature movie. The skies clouds, rays, and sunset... wowzers. Then when it was dark, the moths were nuts, but then eventually dissipated. Mikes instruction was very well done. I like that he takes the time for each person. :) Glad I went. Will use the paperwork again and practice. Thanks Mike.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • cusackph

    The photowalk was exactly what I'd hoped for when I signed up after attending Mike's seminar on night photography post-processing. Mike addressed two of my biggest concerns regarding night shooting (proper focus and composition) during the intro and worked with the entire group to make sure all questions were addressed. Being new to photography and having never done any night shooting before, I left the mountain feeling as though my knowledge and technique had taken a big step forward. Thanks Mike, I had a blast!

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Mike B.

      That's great to hear that the training was so helpful for you. I truly appreciate the feedback! And it was great seeing you out there... :-)

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic experience at an unbelievably low price.Mike's attention to detail in preparing you to shoot was unparalleled in any workshop/photo-walk I have done. He provided exceptional guidance to everyone and ensured they had everything setup properly,giving a great deal of personal attention to each participant. He explained difficult focusing techniques for night shooting. The information he provided was exceptional in both scope and detail. Most Highly Recommended. This was my second nite in a row and enjoyed the location immensely. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed his laid back but focused approach to teaching. I plan to do his late summer Arches workshop which contains post processing.

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Such fantastic compliments, thank you so much Randall! I look forward to working with you again soon.

      June 22, 2013

  • Amanda

    This was fun and gave another aspect of shots using night photography techniques. Very different without so much light pollution from the city and with the ambient light from the moon (and the occasional passing car). Thanks!

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Mike B.

      You're quite welcome Amanda! It was great to see you out there both nights and I'm very happy to hear you got so much out of it.

      June 22, 2013

  • Amanda

    Had a great time applying Mike's advice and recommendations on the night landscape. Certainly different from shooting at Red Rocks, the light environment gave its own challenges and we reaped some nice rewards.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Anna

    I was wondering, its going to be a full moon so we wont really get great star shoot. Or are we not aiming for that?

    June 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kind of like moving to the "Dark Side"? (Heavy breathing Darth Vader effect should present) ;)

      June 19, 2013

    • Anna

      Thanks Mike for the explanation.

      June 20, 2013

  • Charity

    I second Errin's question: Can non-photographer spouses tag along? Thanks!

    June 17, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Hi Charity, no problem on non-photographer spouses joining. They're welcome to join us at no charge.

      1 · June 17, 2013

  • Errin

    And one more question, my wife is not a photographer. Can she tag along?

    June 17, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Hi Erin, no problem on non-photographer spouses joining. They're welcome to join us at no charge.

      June 17, 2013

  • Errin

    How much walking in involved?

    June 17, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Hi Erin, There really is only a little bit of walking involved. The lake is right next to the parking lot with some of the ponds right nearby as well. As an option, we may walk over to the saddle so we can look down at Chicago Lakes but that's likely as far as we'd go. Here's a map to show where I'm talking about: https://maps.google.co­.... Keep in-mind that this is an optional walk that is not required but should give you an idea of how close to the parking lot we'll stay. I hope that helps.

      June 17, 2013

  • Amanda

    Sounds like fun!

    June 8, 2013

  • Nona

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · May 20, 2013

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