Febrary 24th-25th, 5pm – midnight
The Liberty Bar Restaurant
1111 South Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 78210
led by Lance Keimig and Scott Martin

This two night workshop is designed to be a quick introduction to the joys of making photographs at night. We will start with dinner and classroom instruction at 5pm in the fantastic new Liberty Bar Restaurant before heading out into San Antonio’s vibrant “Southtown” neighborhood to make images. 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, streetlights, 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.

Target Audience

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 required. Anyone who wants to explore the opportunity to make images at night!

What to bring

Required items to bring are a DSLR camera (not a point and shoot), tripod, flashlight, appropriate clothing and thinking cap. Optional items that are a good idea to have are a cable release (or electronic release timer), colored gels, flash, and willingness to learn something new.

Night Photography Book

Night Photography BookA copy of Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark (by Lance Keimig with Scott Martin, 2010 Focal Press) might be good reading before, during or after this workshop. The 280 page book combines a wealth of information from our 15 years of teaching night and digital photography workshops. The book also includes contributions from Dan Burkholder, Shawn Peterson, Christian Waeber, Steve Harper, Tom and Troy Paiva and others. In this book you’ll find history, theory, and lots of practical instruction on technique, all illustrated with clear, concise examples, diagrams and charts that reinforce the text, plus inspiring color and black and white images from the author and other luminaries in the field. While this book is not included with the workshop, you can purchase a copy at Amazon.com.

About the instructors

Lance Keimig is a Massachusetts based photographer and educator who specializes in night photography. Lance studied Night Photography with Steve Harper at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University in the late ‘80s and cofounded The Nocturnes Night Photography Workshops with Tim Baskerville in 1997.  His new book, Night Photography: Finding your way in the Dark has just been released. Lance’s prints are held in numerous public and private collections including The Boston Public Library, The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, Fidelity Investments, and many other corporate collections. He has been teaching photography workshops for over 15 years.

Scott Martin is the owner of Onsight digital imaging, which is a capture-to-print training and consulting business that helps digital imaging professionals optimize their workflows for quality and efficiency. Scott works on location with photographers, pro labs, artists, designers, prepress professionals and software developers perfecting the techniques and color management needed for top notch work. Scott holds the first ever known degree in Digital Photographic Imaging, is an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert, and serves on the board of the Texas Photographic Society. His grand format fine art prints are shown in galleries and included in many public and private collections. He has been teaching photography workshops for over 15 years.

Location

The Liberty Bar Restaurant
1111 South Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 78210
This workshop is co-ordinated in conjunction with the Texas Photographic Society.

Registration

The price for this workshop is $335. Space is limited. Contact TPS to register for this workshop.