This year I’m doing my bit to make the Festive Season more interesting and creative. I’m offering people the chance of doing a night photography workshop based around the big ‘switch-on’ of the Xmas Lights in Bideford and Barnstaple. Below is the course description for Bideford on Sunday 2nd December. To reserve a place click here.
3.30pm: Meet upstairs at Gertie’s Café, Mill St, Bideford. The workshop will start with a round the table chat and introduction to inspirational images from night photographers. You’ll learn how to set your camera up to make long exposures under artificial lighting and for fireworks. You’ll also learn how to balance flash with ambient lighting and to raise the sensitivity to light of your camera so that you can use it in a more candid way. If you have particular images or techniques you’d like to duplicate please bring examples of them along.
4.20pm: Practice session making experimental images under low light and artificial light. These pictures and all of your successive images of the evening will be given 121 feedback to enable your photographing to continually develop and improve.
4.50pm: photographing the grand ‘Christmas Light Switch On’ (5.00pm)
5.30pm: Reindeer Parade. Here you will learn practically how to make documentary photographs of people (public, entertainers, stall holders, Santa etc.) and animals (reindeer) at night.
6.00pm: Firework Display. Using long exposures and combining more than one frame to photograph the firework display within the town/landscape.
6.30pm: Official end of workshop.
7.00pm: Optional drink in a local pub to assess and discuss images.
|Bideford Christmas Lights 2010 ©Dave Green|