The Magic of Night - Melbourne Photo Workshop

Crown Casino (Food Court)
8 Whiteman Street
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This early evening, hands-on, three-hour workshop convenes out the front of the Crown Casino Food Court (along Southbank), where you will meet, and from here start using your camera to bring the Melbourne Cityscape to life.

While exploring along Southbank, you will be transfixed by beautiful reflections of the Melbourne skyline on the Yarra River. Our Nikon School Lecturers Sarah Hatton & Josh Beames will teach you how to optimise your camera settings, utilise your wide-angle lens, and develop your compositional eye to capture the cityscape’s signature look, lustre and luminescence.

This workshop will introduce you to techniques such as harnessing ‘available light’, achieving longer exposure, finding unique compositions at night – all of which are necessary in order to create crisp images under a night sky.

Whether you work with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, this is the ultimate excursion into the specialised world of night-time cityscape photography.

Skill Level: Entry level to Intermediate

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Topics Covered:

  • Aperture and shutter priorities to achieve different effect – Learn what the best options are in different situations to achieve different results.
  • Composition – learn about using space and contrast to optimise options.
  • Working with available light or a lack thereof. Night photography provides opportunities and challenges, learn how to work with what you have.
  • Mood and emotion in your images – using colour and contrast to set a mood.
  • Telling a story – what are you trying to share with others?
  • How to work around crowds.

What to bring:

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • A fully charged battery & spare
  • Your camera instruction manual
  • Spare memory cards
  • Any lenses you may have / want to try
  • A sturdy Tripod
  • Comfortable walking shoes, drinking water and warm clothes
  • Trigger Release (optional)

Note: If your Nikon camera is SnapBridge compatible, please bring along your mobile device with the SnapBridge application already installed.

For more course information or enquiries:

1300 851 435 (Mon-Fri 9-5 PM AEDT)