Night Photography and Light Painting

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Some of the most exciting images are taken at night. Joe Fischer will show you how to combine night photography with light painting so you can capture the heavens with unique items of interest.


This workshop will take place outdoors in the Sacramento area at a place with great night shooting conditions. You'll learn how to setup a composition just before sunset.  Then we'll create images with stars or the Milky Way Galaxy while light painting unique items of interest. The techniques you'll learn include:

►How to use the night sky to create astonishing images.

►Plan your shots with software so you can save time and pre-plan great compositions.

►Adjust the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO for night shooting.

►Focus the lens in darkness.

►Use a Pixel Stick fro creating unique and colorful night image.

►Techniques for light painting objects.

►Combine light painting with a night sky composition to capture the beauty of both elements.

►How to use an intervalometer or manually create star trail images.


Required Equipment

►Tripod: You must have a tripod in order to do this type of shooting.

►Camera: DSLR or camera that can be used with full manual setings.


Locations to be announced [within 30 miles of Sacramento].


Please register now, as this workshop is limited to only 12 participants.



Your Instructor:  Joe Fischer

Joe Fischer is a landscape and underwater photographer who specializes in the art of low-light and technical photography. His job as an instructor has taken him around the world where he teaches people how to use cameras under some of the most demanding conditions-underwater. On land he specializes in capturing the scenic beauty of California as well as the migratory birds that pass along the flyway each year. Some of his work can be seen on full-time display inside the California Energy Commission and the California Dental Association in downtown Sacramento, in addition to projects he's created for diving resorts abroad. His current portfolio can be seen at or you can see his underwater images at




September 8 2018 6:00 PM   through   10:00 PM
Member $ 95.00
Non-member $ 145.00

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Kenneth Meyers, Robert W. Baird & Co.
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Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

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