Night Photography and Light Painting in Shingle Springs

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This evening workshop will take place in the dramatic dark skies of the Shingle Springs area--which instructor Joe Fischer knows very well. Joe will show you how to combine night photography with light painting so you can capture the heavens with unique items of interes


This workshop will take place near Sacramento at a place that is perfect for learning with great night shooting conditions.

You’ll learn how to setup a composition just before sunset. You will be instructed on how to 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 complete darkness
  • Use a Pixel Stick for creating unique and colorful night images
  • Techniques for light painting objects
  • Combine light painting with a night sky composition to capture the beauty of both elements
  • 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: DLSR or camera that can be used with full manual settings

Joe Fischer headshotJoe Fischer is a landscape and underwater photographer who specializes in the art of low-light and technical photography. His work 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 migratory birds each year. Some of his work can be seen on display inside the California Energy Commission building in Sacramento. His current portfolio can be seen at and his underwater photos can be seen at


October 17 2020 5:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
To be emailed to participants
Shingle Springs, CA
United States
Member $ 95.00
Non-member $ 145.00

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers
Meyers Investment Group of Baird

Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones



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