Many beautiful photographs have been taken of Westgate Park but few have taken of the area after dark. This night time photography workshop is for beginners who have cameras that can be used in manual mode – preferably DSLRs.
We will start indoors at the Port Education Centre.
The workshop will cover camera modes and controls and the many options for working in low-light conditions – ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
At this time of the year, sunset is around 8.30pm and we will start indoors with setting up the cameras then head off to the banks of the Lower Yarra River near the marina and Westgate Park, via Lorimer Street in Port Melbourne.
As the sky darkens, Coode Island and Appleton Dock across the river to the north-east will light up, as will Westgate Bridge.
This workshop will cover camera modes and controls and the many options for working in low-light conditions – ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
Here is the kit you will need:
- A DSLR or mirrorless camera that can be set to manual and bulb modes
- A prime or zoom lens preferably with low aperture values such as f/2.8 or f/3.5 (the lower the aperture value the more light passes through the lens) and a suggested focal length of 80mm or more.
- A sturdy tripod
- A remote shutter release
- A small torch to see your controls once it gets dark (useful for light painting too).
- A fully charged battery and a spare (long exposures use more power)
Maximum group size 6. Cost is $75. See here to book