Night Photography Series: Part I Night Photography Primer in-gallery and Downtown with Farrell Scott

Most people put their cameras down after sunset, but the night is an exciting time to take photographs, whether you are in the city or out in the wilderness. This workshop is for people who would like to learn how to make proper exposures after dark, both by the light of the moon and by existing artificial light.

Start by learning how to operate your camera remotely, work in manual mode, and use bulb settings to control shutter speed. Then, apply your knowledge in the field.

Upon completing this workshop, participants should be comfortable photographing in a wide variety of lighting situations -- with relatively short exposures illuminated by ambient or industrial/street light.

The origination point for this three-hour workshop is the Viewpoint Gallery; where participants meet for a brief lecture. Then we’ll head outside and meander to Memorial Auditorium, the new Convention Center, Capitol Park, and back down L Street to the Gallery. The round trip is just under 2 miles. Please wear closed-toed shoes good for walking and dress for cooler weather.

Prerequisite: participants must know how to use their specific cameras (with full manual control), and have a firm grasp of the basic concepts of photography.

Equipment needed for fieldwork:

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote shutter release or Intervalometer
  • Fully charged battery and backup
  • Space on your media card

Additional recommendations:

  • Camera Manual
  • Flashlight
  • Timer
  • Polarizing and/or neutral density filter

(Note: if using your phone as a timer or flashlight make sure it is fully charged.)

Farrell Scott is a Sacramento-based, award-winning photographic artist and instructor, interested in exploring architecture, urban landscape, and agriculture. To challenge herself photographically, she enjoys exploring Sacramento and Yolo’s waterways, creating night images at any time of year or weather. In 2019, she completed a month-long artist in residence program at GilsfjördurArts in Westfjords, Iceland, where she concentrated on long and double exposure techniques using neutral density filters. Recognized for the natural light quality of her images and designer eye when it comes to composition, Farrell strives in her work to both maintain the artistic perspectives and characteristics of traditional photography as well as incorporate innovative technology.

March 5 2022 5:00 PM   through   8:00 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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Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

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