Past Meetup

Night Photography at GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY! (DSLR camera)

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Price: $50.00 /per person

Griffith Observatory

4730 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, California 90027 · Pasadena, CA

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** $50 per person **

-- photography while using your DSLR camera --

We are hosting a PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP at the Griffith Observatory!!

This PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP will be held "on location" at the Griffith Observatory. With an breath taking view of the city from above, the Griffith Observatory will be the perfect location for capturing the night sky. During this field trip, we will learn how to capture clear, strong + beautiful imagery at night.

For those not joining the optional Observatory show (see below). We will meet at the statue in front of the Observatory. Alisa, our photography instructor, will start the workshop by sharing her knowledge and suggestions for capturing night time photos. During this workshop you will learn;
- composition,
- lighting + settings,
- long-exposures/special effects, and
- how to create a strong image in camera & in post-production.

After our initial discussion, we walk out to the edge of the hill side where we can set up tripods and capture shots of the night sky and beautiful city lights below. Alisa will help guide us in setting up and capturing the best shots.

Please join us for a wonderful evening of with a view of the city - while you learn to capture the night sky and city lights.

5:00 PM OPTIONAL: To kick off our workshop, for those who would like to learn a bit about the aurora borealis - the northern lights, we will start by attending the Light of the Valkyries at the Griffith's Samuel Oschin Planetarium inside. The show starts at 5:15 sharp, you will have to arrive a bit early to purchase tickets. Tickets are $7, and only available at the Observatory, the same day. After the show, we will meet outside to start our workshop.

** The workshop is $50 per person.
** A $25 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your RSVP. The workshop is limited to 20 people, to keep the group manageable and ensure everyone has ample opportunity to interact with Alisa - picking her brain :-)

Alisa is an international lifestyle and portrait photographer who lives in Illinois. You can learn more about Alisa here.