Night Photography at Nelson, Nevada

Two instructors with individual styles come together for an unforgettable night workshop!

Where: The Historical Techatticup Mining property, Eldorado Canyon – Nelson, Nevada (45 minutes outside of Las Vegas).

When: June 13th, 9pm – 1am

Instructors: Glenn Brogan and Jeff Knox

Cost: $105

Class Size: Limited to 10

Registration: Click here to register for this workshop:

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The Destination: The historical Techatticup Mining property at Eldorado Canyon offers all the charms of a real ghost town with many unique photograph subjects. Both day and night any given area on the property (which is private) is a scene waiting to be photographed. This location is a perfect setting to get started with night photography, or improve upon your techniques with two instructors who absolutely love photographing in the dark!

Curriculum: Using the historical vignettes on site and the darkness of a nearly new moon, Glenn and Jeff will break the class into two groups of five and spend 45 minutes with each group teaching their individual styles. These will include a variety of techniques that will allow you to advance both your technical skills and artistic vision. We will focus on a number of professional field techniques to help you create incredible nature images working with dramatic light; the fundamentals of powerful compositions; and abstract techniques for creating artistic photographs. Some topics covered will include: basic techniques for photographing at night, painting with light, star trails, photographing the Milky Way, unconventional ways to paint with light, using an Intervalometer, using various lighting techniques on any budget, creating a vignette and lighting it to add drama and interest.

Schedule: We will meet on location at 8:30 pm, sign waivers, and conduct introductions. Starting at 9:00 pm, for the first 45 minutes we will divide the class into 2 groups and teach our individual styles of night photography using a preset vignette. We will then switch groups for a second round of 45 minutes, and close out the teaching portion of the workshop. Then we will pair up participants into smaller groups for the final 2.5 hours and  you, the participants, will set up and create your own vignettes on the property and use what you have just learned to create a night photograph that is yours. Glenn and Jeff will be available to assist the groups to help and answer any questions.

Lodging: There are no lodging accommodations and when the workshop ends, we will have to leave the property. Restrooms are available.

Physical requirements: This is an outdoor nature photo workshop in the dark, so general good health and fitness will help maximize your comfort and enjoyment. That said, the activities we have planned should be well within the ability of people in moderate to good shape. Be aware that this location is outside of town. The ground is uneven, there are wild creatures and cactus on the property. All participants will be required to sign a standard release and waiver form.

What’s included: Tuition covers guiding, instruction and property usage fees. Transportation, meals, and all other costs are the responsibility of workshop participants.

What to Bring: Camera (prefer DSLR – but any camera that has a manual mode will work), Tripod, Flashlights, Memory Cards, Batteries, Jacket, Water, Snacks, A fun and creative mind!

Tuition and cancellation policy: Full deposit is due upon registration.  A full refund minus a $15 processing fee is available if you cancel within 30 days before the workshop starts. Within 30 days, we will only issue a refund if we can fill your spot.

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