What this workshop is;
Photography after Dark is an in-depth exploration of our cameras and equipment, combined with new skills, that will provide attendees the know-how to go out and shoot compelling images in conditions otherwise not possible.
If photographing the night sky, moonlit subjects or light painting midnight scenery are skills you desire; you shouldn’t miss this opportunity. The new CPC workshop is weeks of classroom material condensed into a single day. The principles covered in the workshop, along with the written handouts and other resources, build a substantial toolkit that participants will use regularly to further develop their own skills in the field. Along with a conventional classroom experience at CPC, Neale Zingle (Instructor) will include new and creative tools like augmented reality and App Fusion to help understand some of these complex topics. Additional fieldwork opportunities will fortify classroom material and provide individual teaching opportunities while practicing new photographic skills. After completing the primary workshop, a number of fieldwork trips and post-processing sessions will be offered separately in the coming months. These opportunities will provide individuals more time for skills practice with instructions, developing/printing both existing and recent images in our lab with an instructor, and sharing their results with a new community.
Our first field experience will be included in the May 5th workshop. We will meet at Buckingham Fountain in downtown Chicago at 8:00 pm to shoot some long exposure of the fountain and skyline, followed by shooting the fireworks at Navy Pier, and finishing with some light painting of statues in Millennium Park for some skyline panoramas.
Our second field experience (not included in the price of the workshop) is scheduled for overnight on May 12th. We will meet at a location about 90 minutes South West of Chicago to shoot the night sky, including star trails and the Milky Way!
What this workshop is not;
This workshop is not for anyone who is just “curious” about astrophotography. There are YouTube videos for that.
This workshop is not a system, nor method that provides shortcuts to genuine skills.
This workshop is for anyone who has spent enough time shooting images that they seek a deeper knowledge of their equipment and new skills. For those who feel a passion for night photography – together, with the course elements and some learning discipline, attendees will further develop abilities to understand complex photography concepts