Night Photography - Skyline & Bridges
Shoot. Learn. Enjoy Portland.
Learn how to shoot at night! Some of the most amazing images are captured in the evening. Start by photographing the deep blues of "magic hour" and the Portland City Skyline. Next, shoot the dramatic lights of Portland's bridges. Take postcard quality photos at night without flash! Perfect for beginner to advanced hobbyist.
We will also practice a technique called "slow shutter sync", teaching you how to take awesome snapshots in low light with a flash. Also reviewed, a technique called "painting with light" in which a flashlight is used to illuminate your subject instead of a camera flash. F-stops and shutter speeds, as well as other photography basics, are briefly reviewed.
There will be a 20 min lesson before setting up tripods and practicing what you've learned.
Any DSLR or digital point and shoot camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures required. Tripod required. Bring any lenses you have, especially any wide angle (10-35mm) or "fast" lenses (F1.4 - F2.8).
$50 per person. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paid and registered adult.
Meet in front of the Fire Station at SE Madison Street & The Waterfront Esplanade. There is street parking on SE Madison Street. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time.
PREPARING FOR YOUR PHOTO TOUR - REQUIRED!
Please bring your camera manuals. If you don't have your manual, typically you can print it out from your manufacturer's website (or bring it on your mobile
phone or kindle, if it's too long to print.)
Prior to your photo tour and with the aid of your manual, locate the below controls. The photo tour will not cover locating these controls on your camera. We will be learning how to use them. Please note: your camera may not have all these controls.
Camera Modes - manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, portrait, landscape, sports, macro
Auto Focusing Point Controls (on your camera, not on your lens)
WHAT TO BRING
DSLR or digital point and shoot camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures required.
Fully charged batteries and backups, enough for 2.5 hours of shooting.
Enough memory cards for 300 images
Quarters for tipping the street performers you photograph!
Good walking shoes and proper attire for the weather- hooded raincoat, waterproof shoes, wind breaker, etc.
Any lenses you have, especially any wide angle (10-35mm) or "fast" lenses (F1.4 - F2.8). Bring a lens cloth if you have it.
Camera manual (if you cannot identify the above listed controls)
Pocket size notepad and pen for taking notes (your phone works too!. Handouts will not be given out.
Mini tripod, such as a gorilla pod might come in handy at times, but it is not required. No additional equipment that is not listed.
External flash for your DSLR if you have it, but it is not required.
An open mind that is ready to learn!
If you purchased your ticket via Brown Paper Tickets, our online ordering system, refunds are available for 12 hours
from the time of purchase or until the ticket sales end, whichever comes first. Please see the order confirmation
email sent to you by Brown Paper Tickets for details.
After 12 hours, there are no refunds, cancellations,
rescheduling or exchanging. Because spots are limited, canceling and/or rescheduling leaves open spots that
could have been filled by others. Thank you for your understanding. Portland Photo Tour operates under a similar canceling and/or rescheduling policy as other ticketing agencies with limited space available. Thank you for your understanding.
Photo Tours are rain or shine. You will be given tips for shooting in the rain should it occur. Photo Tours are only canceled under extreme weather conditions and according to the discretion of the instructor. Photo Tours are not canceled in advance, so please arrive as scheduled. On the rare occasion that a photo tour is canceled, you will receive a credit to participate in another photo tour of your choice of equal or lesser value.
All Portland Photo Tour participants are required to sign a waiver/release of liability prior to attending, stating that Portland Photo Tour is not responsible for any injury (or loss of property) while attending.
LOST OR LATE?
If you need to reach Jennifer on the day of your photo tour, please call 503.816.0937. Jennifer will not be answering the phone 20 minutes after the meeting time (5 minutes after the start time), since she will be teaching by then. If you are lost or late, please call within 20 minutes of the scheduled meeting time.
SE Madison Street & The Waterfront Esplanade (View)
SE Madison Street & The Waterfront Esplanade
Portland, OR 97214
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|