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Night Photography Course

Hello all,

I will be running a Night Photography course in downtown Hamilton (location to be set later) on March 13. Details can be found here.

http://photobycraig.wordpress.com/photography-courses/night-photography-course/

The cost is $25.00 per person and must be paid up front.

As I mentioned in the comments there is no refund for the course. If the weather does not cooperate for us, we will simply reschedule it. If you have paid and we have to re schedule and the new date does not work for you, then I will arrange a one on one date that works for you.

I have added a location. There is a parking lot at 26 James Street North (next to the Lister Building & King William). If you get there at 6pm it will only cost $5.00 to park for the evening. Please try to be there by 6:15pm at the latest. 



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  • NC

    Hi craig, Norm here. Just wanted to share with you a project I tried with my MacBook with iPhoto and put all my best shots from March 20th on a DVD with music and a flip down effect. I did this because I overheard you mention that someone put several pictures of the same shoot in a multi-view, I was trying for that similar effect. It turned out not too bad, too bad I can't share here for everyone to see. I call it "Hamilton at Night".

    April 10, 2014

  • NC

    Thanks Craig, I really enjoyed the evening photography class. Sorry for being late but even with an injured finger I was still able to operate my camera, that's what I get helping my wife cut vegetables. My fault, was in too much of a hurry. I learnt stuff from your class that absolutely amazed me, it was like seeing for the first time but through my lens into the night. Thanks so much

    March 27, 2014

  • Kelly

    I learned a lot, thanks so much Craig! I'm with Jim though... lets do this in the caribbean next time :)

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Eszter R.

    I liked it learned something so now I can make much better pictures nighttime.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Jim S

    Craig did a great job with this course. I personally learned a lot even just talking with Craig in the parking lot at the beginning of the night ... and the course had even started yet! It was an informative and fun night with a good group of people. The only suggestion for improvement was it would have been nice if the course was "Night Photography in the Caribbean". It was a cold night.

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • Craig B.

      Thanks Jim! And yes I agree! Now we just need someone to pay us to go!

      March 23, 2014

  • Craig B.

    thanks to everyone who showed up last night for the course! Hope you all had a great time and learned lots! Please post some images in the gallery if you wish.

    For those who did not show, there will be a course in the fall. If you have paid up front you will be added automatically when I post the course.

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • Nick

      Had a great time and learned some new things thanks again Craig

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Rodrigo M.

    I had been in two of your courses and I really enjoy it!
    Your kindness and knowledge made the experience more appreciated.
    Thanks again and...
    Hasta la vista.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Nick

    So far waiting for the night to become darker... having a great time

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • RM

    Hi Craig, sorry I will not be able to make it tonight as I have the flu. I teach grade 1/2 and a large number of my students have been ill. Please sign me up for the fall. Sorry for the late notice but it just hit me today.

    March 20, 2014

    • Craig B.

      No problem Raquel. I will put you down for the fall course. Hope you are feeling better soon.

      1 · March 20, 2014

  • Deborah G.

    Hi Craig, I am afraid I will not be able to make tonights class. My back is still bothering me, and I think that four hours of walking around with my camera is more than it will tolerate at the moment. I was only allowed to start physio this week, and do not want to set things back to where I am in constant pain. Six weeks was more than enough of that. I will definitely be interested in going to the fall course though, as I am sure my back will be ok by then since its a muscle strain or tear that I have.

    March 20, 2014

    • Craig B.

      No problem Deborah. I will put you down for the fall course. Take care.

      1 · March 20, 2014

  • NC

    It's about time, I have been looking forward for this class to finally get going. A little rain won't hurt us we are not sugar so we won't melt, see you all there,ciao.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Okay folks...Thursday night is looking pretty good so far. May get a bit of rain so please make sure you have an umbrella and/or plastic bag to cover your camera. It does not look to be raining very hard. At this point, unless something drastic changes I am going to say that Thursday night is a go. Please note the start time of 6:30pm. It won't be dark at 6:30 so we can discuss techniques and answer any questions you may have as well as help out with any camera settings before it gets dark. If you have a copy of the Night Photography Tips & Tricks please bring it along if you wish. If you don't you can follow the link above to my blog and get a copy there. Also for those of you who did not pay up front, please remember to bring payment in cash only.

    For those who have paid and cannot make it tomorrow night, don't worry as I will have another course in the fall. You will be automatically added to that course. Dress warmly and lets go create some magic!

    4 · March 19, 2014

  • Paula

    I have a question. I do not have a fancy camera. Can I join the event with my Canon S95?

    March 15, 2014

    • madison

      Point and shoots don't have the proper equipment for low light and long exposure

      March 15, 2014

    • Craig B.

      I would not be sure sure about that. You have RAW capability and a self timer. The only thing you are missing is Bulb exposure. From the looks of it though you can get a maximum exposure of 15 seconds. That will work okay. The other drawback is your small sensor which means more noise for night photography. But noise can also make for interesting images. So it is up to you.

      March 15, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Hi folks,

    Well yet again the weather is not being cooperative. So we will try again on March 20.

    2 · March 12, 2014

    • Kelly

      Boo to the snow! Yesterday would have been a perfect today.

      1 · March 12, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Hello all,

    Well it seems once again Mother Nature is not being nice to us. The weather tomorrow night is not supposed to be as bad. They are calling for -13 however it probably will not go as low as that. I will re schedule the course. My concern is however the later we keep pushing this, the later into the evening we are going to have to push the actual course since the days are getting longer. For now I will reschedule it for the following week, March 13. I may have to re schedule it again due to my availability.

    March 5, 2014

    • madison

      Thursday is expected to be the coldest day this week

      March 11, 2014

    • Craig B.

      That is what they said for last Thursday too..I stood outside at 9pm and it was -2. So I really don't believe a thing they say any longer. And we are running out of time. The days are getting too long and we will be out until midnight if we keep pushing this back.

      March 11, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Hi folks...the course will be a go this Thursday night unless it is snowing or raining. I am moving the start time to 6:30pm. For those of you who have not paid in advance please make sure you have the cash with you. Please have exact change as I will not have any change. Please note I cannot accept cheques.

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Deborah G.

    We will get there eventually, at least Mother Nature is giving my back lots of time to try and heal up for this... been fighting back pain for the past 6 weeks now. :(

    1 · March 5, 2014

    • Craig B.

      Get well soon Deborah

      March 5, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Hi folks…have a had a few questions about the weather on March 6. Right now we will once again play the wait and see game. If it is going to be nasty cold again, we will reschedule. Lets keep our fingers crossed!

    1 · February 26, 2014

    • NC

      It sounds like the first few weeks of March are not going to be nice to us, wow, looking forward to nice weather.

      February 28, 2014

    • madison

      Any update on the class yet?

      March 5, 2014

  • Ron W.

    Finally! Between a night class at the last minute on Thursday evening and weather I didn't think I'd make this. Fingers crossed that the temperature co-operate.

    March 5, 2014

  • madison

    Weather right now is showing march 6th to be about -13

    2 · February 26, 2014

  • Kelly

    Hi - just checking in - so I can plan next week. Weather permitting- are we still going with this date?

    February 25, 2014

    • Craig B.

      Hi Kelly…It is a go provided the weather is decent and I don't have to travel out of town.

      February 25, 2014

  • Duarte

    due to my work schedule i will not be able to attend this one

    February 9, 2014

  • MASSIMO.M

    Glad to join...see you all there..

    February 7, 2014

  • Brian C.

    I can do this. But can we pay cash? Or Paypal?
    Not set up for e-mail transfers

    February 6, 2014

    • Craig B.

      Hi Brian...No go on Paypal. If you are not able to do e-mail transfer then you can pay cash that night.

      February 7, 2014

  • Nick

    Today is warm out lol

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • madison

      Yes its quite nice

      January 31, 2014

  • RM

    March works great for me!

    January 30, 2014

  • RM

    Thank you Craig!

    January 30, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Okay…since there were no takers for tomorrow night I have changed the date to Thursday, March 6. Let us all hope that the weather will finally cooperate!

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Hendrik D.

      Hi Craig, March 6 works for me! Thanks.

      January 30, 2014

    • Nick

      Works for me craig

      January 30, 2014

  • Deborah G.

    Thursday March 6th sounds great to me, my knee should hopefully be healed by then. Was about to say I could not make tonight because I just found out I have possibly torn the meniscus in my knee, along with fluid on the knee and arthritic flareup... will teach me to say baring accident or illness...

    January 30, 2014

    • madison

      Hey deb! Didn't realize you were apart of this group.

      1 · January 30, 2014

    • Deborah G.

      Hey back, and yup, been here for a while lol

      January 30, 2014

  • Rodrigo M.

    Hola (hi) Craig, it is fine with me on March 6.

    January 30, 2014

  • James G.

    Thanks Craig, ok with me March 6 , see you then

    January 30, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Hello all...well I guess we have 2 choices for tomorrow night. According to the weather people, the temperature is supposed to be around -5 during the day and dropping to -10 / -12 during the night. No precipitation and not a lot of wind. So we can try tomorrow night or we can re schedule for a night in perhaps early March when the temperature (hopefully!) will be warmer. The second choice is those who are brave enough to come out tomorrow night can come out and then I can post a second date for early March for the rest + anyone else that wants to join us at that point. Please let me know below what your choice is. I need at least 6 for tomorrow night. Thanks everyone!

    January 29, 2014

    • Eszter R.

      early March please

      January 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I prefer March as well

      January 29, 2014

  • Rodrigo M.

    Hi Craig,
    I prefer to re schedule for a night in March. I believe I will enjoy it more. Thank you.

    January 29, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Hello everyone…I am keeping an eye on the temperature for this Thursday night. If this cold snap continues we will re schedule once again. I will post tomorrow night and let everyone know one way or the other.

    2 · January 28, 2014

    • Adi

      Ya but its showing 10-15cms of snow on Sat....-2* was good :D .....

      January 28, 2014

    • Nick

      We cant win lol

      1 · January 29, 2014

  • Kelly

    Fingers crossed for warmer weather on Thursday!!

    January 28, 2014

  • Jeanne

    Ugh. Still too early for me... Have fun :)

    January 25, 2014

  • Ken W.

    Love to attend but weekend night would work better due to work.

    January 24, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Okay folks. I have changed the date to Thursday, January 30.

    Hopefully everyone is able to make the new date.

    2 · January 22, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Hi folks,

    I have had a few questions regarding the weather. Right now they are calling for -10 to -12 on Thursday. Lets hold off and see what happens before we re schedule. I certainly don't want people outside freezing. Also make sure you charge your camera batteries fully as they will work harder in the cold.

    January 20, 2014

    • Craig B.

      You are correct Jeanne. The bigger issue though is bringing a cold camera into a warm area (house). The rapid warming up can cause condensation which can get into the camera. So you have to be very careful when shooting on cold days

      January 22, 2014

    • Jeanne

      You have to keep it in a good camera bag and it warms up slowly. Haven't had an issue yet. Just don't open your bag for a few hours and you're good

      January 22, 2014

  • James G.

    Thanks for the update Craig

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • RM

    Thanks Craig, I was going to wimp out!

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Okay folks I think we will have to reschedule Thursday night. The weather report is still saying -19 with some wind chill. I think that is too cold for us to be out. I don't have a date yet. Let me work on that over the next day or so and I will post a date that I hope will work for everyone.

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm happy to hear this :)

      January 21, 2014

    • Nick

      Tuesdays are no good for me

      January 21, 2014

  • Rhonda M.

    Im sorry I won't be able to make it, I hope the weather eases up a bit so you can all enjoy a nice evening, enjoy and once again I'm sorry to be missing this.

    January 20, 2014

  • Nick

    Should be interesting lol

    January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    this sounds wonderful except unable to meet your start times.
    Would you please consider offering this course on a weekend so that some of us who have work commitments can join your training

    January 19, 2014

    • Craig B.

      Hi Jocelyne...night photo shoots on a weekend are not very popular. Friday and Saturday nights people like to go out and Sundays they like to be home. I can certainly try down the road, but I need a minimum of 4 people before I run the course.

      January 19, 2014

  • Jeanne

    I would but I work until 6 in brantford.....

    January 18, 2014

    • Craig B.

      Due to the popularity of this one Jeanne, I may do another in the spring or summer...

      1 · January 18, 2014

  • madison

    Craig, I have sent you an e transfer with payment for me and my guest (Nina)

    1 · January 18, 2014

    • Craig B.

      Thanks Madison! Got it! See you on Thursday!

      January 18, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Hello all,

    If you follow the link below to my blog, there is a link there for a document on Tip & Tricks for Night Photography. You can save a copy to your computer and/or print it. I recommend that you read through this and /or bring a copy with you.

    http://photobycraig.wordpress.com/photography-courses/night-photography-course/

    January 16, 2014

  • Nick

    Look forward to attending!

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Craig B.

    Hi folks...I added a location in the info above. If you find cheaper parking elsewhere please feel free to park where you want too. But please try to be in the meeting place between 6pm and 6:15pm.

    1 · January 13, 2014

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