Photography Course: Night Photography (Timelapse, Long Exposure, Light Painting)

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Learn night photography with our Photography course in Sydney.

Nighttime photography is a world of creative opportunity, have fun discovering light trails and the brilliant colours of the night in a friendly, informative atmosphere! This course will take you through the compositional, technical and post-production elements that go into creating beautiful night-time imagery. You will learn how to utilise long exposure techniques to make the city lights come alive, light painting with objects moved around in the air and the power of the moving image at night by the use of interval photography to take time-lapses.

A course is suitable for beginners who have a basic understanding of their DSLR camera and have access to a tripod.

Course outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Use the metering of your camera to assess low and nightlight
  • Understand the technical requirements to take photos at night
  • Use practical experience on photoshoots
  • Take creative night photos and video
  • Edit and develop interval-video and photos with Light Room
  • Export your images and video from Light Room
  • Manipulate low light in various ways

Course Content

This course is split into 3 weeks with theory, practical and photo editing week for each.

Class 1: Theory – Elements of Night Imaging (3 hours)

  • Basic creative & compositional elements
  • Long Exposure
  • Light Drawing
  • Light Painting
  • Camera Painting
  • Metering & exposure
  • Long exposure & DSLR
  • Multi-exposure
  • Hand-held & exposure
  • DSLR night video
  • DSLR interval photo-video
  • Hyper-lapse video
  • Image editing
  • Video development

Class 2: Field Practice

This class is a 3 hour practical where students will meet at a pre-determined city location, most likely Darling Harbour or the Rocks. Students can choose as many or as few of the below to makeover this 3 hour period.

  • Light Drawing, Light Painting or Camera Painting
  • Timelapse or Hyperlapse
  • Long Exposure photography

Class 3: Post Production & Photo Editing

Using Adobe Lightroom in our state of the art computer suite each student will have access to photo editing software that will enable them to edit, enhance and export the work done in week 2.

  • Develop images from the field practice
  • Image editing
  • Create video from interval photos
  • Presentation of final Images

What to bring (Week 2 only)

  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with 50mm or zoom lens between 35-200mm
  • SD Card with minimum 8GB space
  • Tripod is essential

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Course testimonials:

  • said: I think it would be best to only run this course outside daylight savings hours. Because of daylight savings the night session was half in daylight. If this course was run during standard time then the whole session would be in darkness so there would be more time for night photography which is what I was interested in. If I was recommending to a friend I would tell them to do the class in standard time. The lightroom session was helpful