Time: October 8, 2016, 10 am – 1pm
Location: Dan’s Camera City, 1439 W Fairmont St, Allentown, PA
Note: The shop is off 15th Street, just south of the Route 22 junction
Skill Level Required Attendance: This class is amenable to photographers at all skill levels
Long exposure photography is essential to photographing subjects in low light conditions; so, understanding and practicing the skills used for crafting long exposures is useful to all photographers.
These same skills and techniques are also applicable to creating photographic images that capture the flow and experience of moving objects, even in lighted conditions. This LVPC class will provide instruction and discussion of these long exposure techniques, and the various photographic accessories used to make these photographs under different conditions.
We’ll further discuss the application of these techniques for photographing waterfalls and moving water, as well as other subjects in both well-lit and darkly-lit conditions. We believe that students will find this class instructional and that it will motivate them to use these techniques and skills in making a broad range of photographic artwork.
Photographers joining us for this class should bring along their camera and the following accessories, if they have them:
- Cable Release
- Polarized and/or Neutral Density Filters
If you don’t have these accessories, however, please don’t miss the class; they’re useful but not essential for the class. The class will include classroom exercises where we use our camera equipment in long exposure techniques for photographing moving objects. Please note, the class is being held at Dan’s Camera City, Allentown, so if during or following the class you may want to learn more about the purchase a polarizer, neutral density filter, cable release of tripod, you will be at the right place to talk to experts and/or to make that purchase.
We anticipate that the classroom can accommodate 30-35 students; sign up is on a first come, first served basis. Please email Bob Becker, who will be organizing and instructing the class, at RSBeckerPhoto@gmail.com to reserve your spot in the class. This class is FREE for and open to all LVPC club members. If a non-member is interested in attending, they can join the club before the class, see http://lvphotographyclub.org/payments/ for a half year membership.
Please note that this class is also organized to prepare club members interested in subsequent LVPC activities being scheduled later this year, where long exposure photography will useful, if not essential. These activities include a photography trip(s) to waterfalls in the Poconos area, the first of which is being planned in early November. More details for those photographic activities to be published soon.
We look forward to seeing you at the class and subsequent LVPC activities.
Examples of long exposure photography
Low Light: Early Morning/Late Afternoon Low Light Photography:
Low Light: Night Cityscape and Landscape Photography
Conveying Motion: Moving, flowing water:
Low Light and also Conveying Motion: Night Scenes with moving subjects/car lights
Conveying Motion: Pan action shots of subjects including cars, airplanes, bicycles, runners and wildlife
Conveying Motion: Night Sky Photography Star Trails
Low Light: Night Sky/Milky Way