Street Noir: Intermediate night photography

Discover the thrill of image making using the city street after sunset as your backdrop. Over three evenings, discover how to capture atmosphere, movement and enigmatic qualities of Canberra at night, as well as learning the art of light painting.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Lynn Smith 14-16 September Thur-Sat 6-9pm 3 evenings $195 Enrol now

Course outline

Thursday evening: classroom sessions

  • Look at and discuss images created by prominent night street photographers
  • How moving objects behave at night during long exposures
  • Light tracks: what are they, and how are they created
  • Introduction to flickr
  • Tripod and timer use
  • Brief familiarisation night shoot around ANU campus

Friday evening: Location shoot - lane ways in and around the Melbourne and Sydney Buildings of Canberra civic.

Saturday evening: classroom session and field trip

  • Meet at CCE for a one-hour classroom session: peer review of images created Thursday & Friday nights
  • Two-hour location shoot at Mount Stromlo. Discover the dramatic effects possible with light painting.

Following Wednesday: Upload images to flickr online sharing platform. Participants will receive online feedback from Lynn and classmates

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • discover how to use different light to manipulate images
  • have developed your artistic eye to create images from different street-scapes
  • have increased your photography abilities and understanding of your camera.

Who should enrol

Intermediate photographers or those confident with a range of basic camera skills.

Course materials

You will need to bring your own camera (digital SLR camera or mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera or traditional film SLR), charged batteries, memory car, tripod and a timer.

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