Skill Level: Beginner, intermediate
Duration: 4 hours (one session)
Prerequisite: Basic manual camera operation ability
Dates: On Request
Definition of Long Exposure
Conditions & subjects for long exposure
Observing your subject
Using neutral density filters
Remote releases, tripods & other equipment
In this 4-hr class, learn the techniques and nuances of long exposure photography. We’ll cover exposure settings, looking for and predicting patterns, making long exposures in direct sunlight, in shade, late afternoon, and night, and we’ll spend time practicing the technique while photographing in the field. You’ll need a camera with manual exposure capability and a tripod. Optional equipment: remote shutter release, polarizer filter, full neutral density (ND) filters (ND filters will be available for you to use).
At the end of this class you will know and understand the set up, exposure, and nuances of long exposure photography, how to assess the scene in front of you, and arrange the important elements in the scene to create a visually interesting photograph.
This class is usually held on the banks of the Payette River, either at Staircase Rapids near Banks or another location on the Middle Fork of the Payette near Crouch, but can also be held in Boise at various locations along the Boise River.
One-on-one instruction may incur an additional charge. Please Contact Me me to discuss options and additional fees if you are interested in one-on-one instruction for this class.