This workshop is expected to run from 7-10 PM.
For several years now Downtown Rochester has draped itself in an amazing light show. People across metro-Detroit come every night during the Christmas season to see and photograph the show.
This workshop is intended to teaching you how to take properly exposed night images. We will start in the classroom and discuss proper camera settings and technique for capturing beautiful images after dark. Once the lecture wraps up we will hit the streets and capture the magic of The Big Bright Light Show!
Minimal Equipment Requirements:
You will need a SLR, sturdy tripod, a remote release (or self-timer built into the camera), and a flashlight or headlamp. It will be very helpful if you bring along the manual for your camera so I can help you get it configured properly for the best night exposures. Bob sells the remote releases and tripods in the studio. Remote releases run $15.95 - $17.95. Tripods vary in price.
Additional Recommended Equipment:
An assortment of lenses. Just like photographing during the day, a variety of lenses will afford you the ability to compose a mixture of different looks. Bob also sells plastic rain covers as well as nylon permanent rain covers in case of wet weather.
It will be cold and dark. I strongly recommend a hat, gloves (fingerless if you have them), wear multiple layers so you have the ability to adjust with the weather.
Class size is restricted due to the nature of the workshop. The lecture/training will be at our Studio - 426 West University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307. We will drive or walk the two blocks into Rochester and park in the SW parking lot at Walnut and 4th Street. (For NAV use 301 Walnut, Rochester, MI 48307 - we will be on that corner). The lights are amazing! Come and experience this annual workshop with Bob! This workshop happens rain or shine (darkness!) In the case of inclement weather, you can select to move to an open spot in a workshop held later in the season. Wetness on the road gives an AWESOME shine - reflecting the bright lights. You will want to be there - even if it is wet!
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