Night Photography

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Most people put their cameras down after sunset, but night is an exciting time to take photographs, whether you are in the city or out in the wilderness. Lewis Kemper guides you through all the tips and techniques you need to make successful night images. From cityscapes to stars, Lewis covers the tools needed, along with tips for calculating exposure, sharing techniques such as zooming to create motion, double exposures, time lapse, star trails, how to process star images to enhance the night sky, high ISO, light painting and more.


copyright Lewis KemperNight photography requires some special gear - tripod, camera, remote shutter release or intervalometer, bubble level, white balancing tools, and/or CamRanger. Lewis will demonstrate these tools.  Learn how to make stars pop, keep the highlights from clipping, do local white balance corrections and more. Lewis will also cover taking and processing of realistic looking night HDR images and how to process HDR panos.

Don’t ever be afraid of the dark again! 

After the lecture portion of the workshop at around dusk, participants will Join Lewis on a walk from Viewpoint to put learning into practice. We will walk to Memorial Auditorium, the statues next to the Convention Center, K St Mall (Crest Theater, I Max) and then the Capitol. The round trip will be about 2 miles or you will have an option to drive to the Capitol if that is preferred.


copyright Lewis KemperEquipment needed for field work:
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote shutter release or Intervalometer
Optional Equipment:
  • Bubble Level
  • White Balance tools
  • Camranger


Your Instructor: Lewis Kemper

Lewis Kemper PortraitLewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its park lands for over 29 years specializing in nature and outdoor photography. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books, and calendars worldwide.
Before moving west, he received a BA in Fine Art Photography from the George Washington University in 1976. The grandeur of the west beckoned and Lewis moved to Yosemite National Park, where he lived for 11 years. From 1978 until 1980, he worked at The Ansel Adams Gallery. Working at the gallery gave him the opportunity to meet, observe and learn from some of the greatest photographers of our time. "The experience of working at The Ansel Adams Gallery was very influential in my development as a photographer", he states.

You can learn more about Lewis, and see additional photographs, at his Web site:

October 13 2019 5:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 95.00
Non-member $ 145.00

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