Learn how the light of the sun changes as it sets and how to get amazing pictures as it goes from bright to dark.
Achieve the skills needed to create spectacular night photographs in this photo walking tour of Blackhawk Plaza in Danville. You'll gain the skills to capture stunning, colorful and dramatic low light and night photographs. Your instructors will guide you along a hands-on walking tour with multiple photo demonstrations. You'll be able to shoot photographs alongside your instructors and get tips and advice on how to improve your images.
On Thursday, you will join us at the Dublin store to learn the techniques you'll need to take amazing shots. Then on Saturday, we will meet at the giant elephant sculpture in front of the Blackhawk Museum and put your new skills to work. Meet back up at the Dublin store Tuesday for a constructive critique and gallery showing. We'll print a 12x18 of your favorite image and mount and display it - it's yours to take home at the end of the evening.
What You’ll Learn
- The proper settings to take great night & long-exposure photos
- Making use of artificial lights to highlight your subject during long exposures
- How to capture more light through long-exposure photography to make the night look more like the day
- Learn how to create light trails and motion effects with the use of long exposures
- How to use the bulb mode setting and timed exposure settings to create better images
Dates, Times, Locations
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 (instructions) and Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 (photo review) 7-9PM
Mike’s Camera – Dublin store
7192 Regional Street
Dublin, CA 94568
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 5:30PM – 8PM
Blackhawk Museum (in front of the giant elephant sculpture – parking is free)
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA 94506
$159 for all three nights (instruction on Thursday, the shoot on Saturday and photo review on Tuesday)
$99 for the Saturday shoot only (limited to five people)
Or, just join the shoot at Blackhawk Plaza, $99.00
Register for shoot-only
What to bring…
Bring your camera that allows manual settings
Wide-angle and telephoto lens (we offer rentals if you don’t have one or the other)
A fully charged battery (preferred two)
Flashlight (not flash)
About your Instructors
Reza Toghani is a skilled landscape, nature and nighttime photographer, from Iran with over 30 years of experience. Using both film and digital technology he has been able to capture exotic locals and create powerful and thoughtful images. With his experience, flavored by his foreign perspective and vast knowledge of still imagery, Reza's able to produce breathtaking photographs and teach others how to do the same! When not photographing the wide vistas of Yosemite and the world, Reza is helping people find the right camera at the Dublin store.
Andy Lopušnak is a world traveler and professional sports, cityscape and portrait photographer. He has served as the official portrait photographer for CBS Sports’ coverage of the PGA Championship, Thursday Night Football and the Final Four with Andy’s photos being used on-air and through CBS Sports’ social media sites. In addition to CBS, Andy has worked for Getty Images and has had his photos used by USA Today, ESPN and numerous online and print media outlets. When Andy isn’t behind his Sony a7r Mark II taking photos, he is the manager of the Dublin, California store.
Mark your Calendars for the Next One!
We will be going to Blackhawk Plaza in Danville for another night photography excursion on October 14. Additionally, the Dublin store will be hosting a Portrait Photography with Off-Camera Flashes/Strobes on
Any chance to get some in-store signage?
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