Night Photography at Carquinez Bridge

Lighting and composition

Achieve the skills needed to create spectacular night photographs in this VIP photography experience. You will gain the skills to capture stunning, colorful and dramatic low light and night photographs while on the Training Ship Golden Bear. Your instructor(s) will guide the way to this exclusive photo location with multiple photo demonstrations. You will be able to shoot photographs alongside your instructor and get tips and advice on how to improve your images.

What You’ll Learn

  • The proper settings to take great night & long-exposure photos
  • How to achieve the best sunset capture
  • 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


$129, plus Eventbrite online processing fee

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite registration fee

Save 10% if registering more than 10 days in advance

Tuition includes a 12 x 18 inch print of your best shot from the workshop and a $10 coupon that you can use towards anything in-store at any Mike's Camera location!

More Info

Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, class size is limited to 10 people.

What to Bring

  • Camera(s) with an extra memory and extra battery
  • Wide-angle and telephoto lens (we offer rentals in store if you do not have one or the other)
  • Tripod, and a backpack capable of strapping your tripod to (as you will need both hands to climb multiple staircases)
  • Camera remote
  • Flashlight (not flash)
  • Photo ID is a necessity (you cannot board the ship without one)

About your instructor:

Heather Shaw enjoys photographing people, animals, landscapes, events and whatever inspires her. Her goal is to keep capturing others' memories and also taking the path less traveled to capture scenes very few have ever seen. She has been an active professional photographer since 2009, and her passion for photography shows in her attitude and her work. Earning a photography degree from Modesto Junior College, Heather has extensive experience using, developing and printing film, using DSLR and Mirrorless cameras and editing images with Adobe Photoshop. She has had her work selected to appear in shows in Anaheim, CA and she has been recognized by a gallery located in Stockton.

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Workshop: Thursday November 14th, 2019 4:00pm to 17:00pm

Our shooting location is located on the Cal Maritime campus in Vallejo, CA.

200 Maritime Academy Dr, Vallejo, CA 94590

You will want to follow the road onto campus and park in “Lot A”.

Walk down the road further to meet with the instructor(s) at the giant boat propeller and golden bear statue to get your parking permits for the night.

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