Night Photography Workshop Technical Requirements
While we don't require extensive night photography experience, we do recommend that you have at least attempted low-light time-exposure work in the past. Be prepared to provide us with a link to some work you have online, or e-mail us samples. You must feel comfortable operating your camera in manual mode and understand the relationship between f-stop and shutter speed.
A DSLR, cable release, tripod, and spare batteries are required. We highly recommend bringing a wide-angle lens, flash and a few flashlights. We'll be giving you some gel material samples as well, but if you already have any, bring them. You'll also need a laptop, card reader, and image processing software. A very detailed equipment check-list will be provided via email after you sign up.
Between us we have over 20 years experience night shooting on film. We are happy to have you along shooting film, however, your film work won't be available for critique during out 2nd day classroom session. Let us know if you plan on shooting film and we'll give you some recommendations.
You will be spending 3 long nights outside. Temperatures will likely be in the 40s. Strong, comfortable boots and layered, durable clothes are a must. You will be on your feet for 8+ hours each day and night. You will also be spending a lot of time crouching and kneeling while you are shooting. We strongly recommend you be in good physical condition to attend this workshop.