For those of you who have never had a chance to see my Night Visions talk at B&H’s Event Space – it is has been recorded and you can now watch this 2 hour lecture at your leisure.
B&H also just published a blog I wrote about Star trails vs Celestial skies.
I give a lot of useful information in the video but nothing beats the experience itself. Taking a workshop and immersing yourself in the night with someone to guide you is the most successful way to improve your photography. Oftentimes these Night Workshops offer access to a unique locations that would be impossible to get to otherwise. The fear of security coming down on you or just fumbling around in the dark is taken out of the equation. Light painting is often practiced so that you can become more comfortable with it as well as knowing when to use flash over flashlights. Processing techniques are shared and 9 times out of 10 you will walk away with a unique set of images that you can add to your portfolio as well as inspire you to continue create more night visions.
Good friends and fellow nocturnalists Lance Keimig and Scott Martin made a wonderful 6 minute video about night photography and workshops. Last year I was invited to speak at the Nocturnes 20th anniversary Night Festival in Mono Lake which offers entry to Bodie National Park, the surreal tufa’s of Mono Lake, and Yosemite.
Another popular Night Photography Workshop is Joe and Troy’s junkyard 3 day workshop. Their spring class is sold out but you can get on their mailing list for future workshops.
There are still a few more spots open for Tim Cooper and my week-long Vegas – Zion night workshop in March. I wrote about my experience of shooting 7 straight nights a few years ago and with the Vegas lights and Zion nights this is sure to inspire!
I will also be announcing the Bannerman 2012 Night Workshops, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Nights, as well as a new historic NY location that Matt Hill and I will be offering in the Spring and Fall by mid-February. We are very excited about all these locations so stay tuned for more info soon!
See you when the sun goes down!