October 16th, 5:30pm – midnight, Pearl Brewery, San Antonio, TX
led by Lance Keimig and Scott Martin
This one night workshop is designed to be a quick introduction to the joys of making photographs at night. We will start with classroom instruction at 5:30pm before heading around the complex after dark to make images. We have arranged to have access to some of our favorite areas, including areas that are typically restricted. Participants can shoot side-by-side with the instructors or wander around to discover their own images. Expect Lance and Scott to give a few light painting demonstrations in the field. When out at night, participants can stay out shooting as long as they, or their camera’s batteries, hold out. Shooting by moonlight, light painting, multi-hour exposures, and equipment recommendations will all be discussed. Because this workshop has two instructors, each participant will get lots of attention.
This workshop is specifically for digital photographers who want to learn night photography techniques. Night photography beginners who have a sound understanding of basic photography principles, advanced amateurs, and seasoned professionals looking for a fresh approach will all benefit from this workshop. A good working knowledge of photography and an SLR camera are (more…)
October 15th, 5:30pm-8pm, the Full Goods Studio at the Pearl Brewery, San Antonio,Texas
Lance Keimig and I will talk about night photography and be signing Night Photography: Finding Your Way in the Dark by Focal Press. The talk will begin at 5:30pm in the Full Goods Studio. This free event is a part of the annual PhotoTexas event held by the Texas Photographic Society.
Lance Keimig and I are proud to announce that Night Photography: Finding Your Way in the Dark by Focal Press, is now available in bookstores. The book combines Lance’s 20 years of night photography experience, and my 20 years of digital imaging training to create the most expansive and comprehensive exploration of night photography available. At 280 pages, it includes contemporary and historical night images, creative inspiration, how-to tips and detailed discussion on a variety of techniques, including light painting, image stacking, HDR, working with star trails and much more. I was the editor and contributed content throughout the book. The book also includes contributions from Dan Burkholder, Cenci Goepel, Steve Harper, Tom Paiva, Troy Paiva, Shawn Peterson, Christian Waeber and Jens Warnecke.
“For most of us, when the sun sinks below the western horizon, we pack up our cameras and head for dinner. But it needn’t be that way. Lance Keimig and Scott Martin have teamed to provide the most comprehensive instructions for photographers willing to explore the beauty of the night. Just published by Focal Press, “Night Photography: FInding your way in the dark” includes a history of night photography from the earliest practitioners using glass plates to contemporary artists using the latest digital equipment. The book covers topics from basic subjects such as determining exposures and photographing by moonlight to more exotic topics like high dynamic range imaging (HDR), light painting and star trails. One section details the techniques of a workflow that is applicable for both day and night digital imaging. For photographers bewildered by the increasing problem of keeping up with digital files, this alone is worth the price of the book. Keimig is uniquely qualified to guide both beginners and professionals in the subject of night photography. He has photographed at night for over 20 years and teaches at New England School of Photography in Boston. In addition, he and Scott Martin, a digital photography educator and fine art photographer, conduct a series of workshops in night photography around the American Southwest.” – Bill Wright
Although the book is available at a variety of bookstores including Amazon, I recommend buying a signed copy direct from Lance. Not only is it nice to support the author, his signed copies are under retail and have an option of including a print of the cover image.