night photography workshops shrewsbury
Should you use a tripod for night photography? What ISO settiongs should you use? Which lens is best? Here I have captured a picture in Shrewsbury's old back streets. I did not use a tripod, but pushed the ISO up to ISO 6400. This enabled me to us a small aperture for the extra depth of field, and a shutter speed fast enough to hold the camera by hand - resting against a wall. Photograph by Philip Dunn

Learn how to capture the atmosphere on these Night Photography Workshops

 So just what might you learn on one of these Night Photography Workshops with Philip Dunn?

Well, you will join a small group of just six keen photographers. You will learn many of the professional tricks and techniques that lead to great atmospheric nighttime shots.

Of course, only so much knowledge can be imparted in one evening. But the basics of good sound photographic technique can be laid down. It takes a particular way of understanding how your camera will capture what your eyes are seeing. This is especially so with the challenging conditions and difficult lighting of night photography. 




The photographer’s eye and the camera

What the photographer’s eye sees is not always what the camera will capture. It needs practise and understanding to enable the eye and the camera to work as one.

On these Night Photography Workshops you will certainly have the opportunity to capture some beautiful night photographs.

Shrewsbury is a fascinating and visually rewarding place to seek pictures at night. It is also a very friendly and safe town in which to work. So on these Night Photography Workshops you can relax and enjoy your photography to the full.

The picture on the right was captured with the camera on a tripod and a very long exposure of 21 seconds. This time I was able to use a much lower ISO setting of 200 for finer image quality. Photograph by Philip Dunn

Working at night needs an entirely new approach to your photography

night photography workshops students

Working at night needs a whole new approach to your photography. Even the simple task of finding your way around your camera and tripod takes on a whole new meaning if you are not used to working in poor light.

Visually, the world in front of you is also different – and tyour camera will see it in a very different way.

This can be good and can lead to some very pleasant surprises.

Left: three of my students, Steve, Cath and Gordon hard a work in the night streeats of Shrewsbury

Long Exposures and the flowing River Severn

This is your chance to experiment with long, long exposures. It's always a challenge and often leads to some wonderful surprises when you see your final results. This is especially so when shooting fast flowing water and reflections. Above: Welsh Bridge and the River Severn in the centre of Shrewsbury. Photograph by Philip Dunn
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