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Classroom Night & Low-Light Photography

NYC Digital Photography Workshops

Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

Classroom Night & Low-Light Photography

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Photographing New York City at night is quiet an amazing experience.  When the sun goes down, the city truly comes to life, it’s an entirely new photographic playground, full of dramatic light, deep shadows, reflections, multiple light sources, architectural lighting and motion.  With this opportunity comes a great number of technical hurdles.  How to capture the light streaks of taxi’s screaming down the road, to focus on faces in low light, to white balance multiple light sources and to gauge exposure in fluctuating light.

Classroom Night & Low-Light Photography

Before venturing out to shoot on the streets, a basic understanding of  key principles and techniques along with how to use the tools of the trade to overcome common hurdles is critical to setting yourself up for success.  Learning these tips and techniques in a controlled environment with an instructor will go a long way when the sun goes down.

Some topics to be covered include:

  • Camera settings and critical techniques used to capture the night

  • Basic principles of Panning - motion blur and selective focus

  • Manual Settings and a primer on working with slow shutter speeds and how to “drag the shutter”

  • Overview and demonstration of the gear needed to take advantage of nighttime shooting including tripods, remote shutter releases, mirror lockup, focusing tricks and more

  • Finding opportunity in low light through composition and shutter speed

  • Solutions for white balancing when exposing multiple sources

  • Camera stabilization tips and techniques

Suggested Prerequisites: All Core Workshops: Understanding the Manual Settings of Your Camera, Exposure Settings: Perfect Exposure Every Time, Techniques for Making Better Photographs, Finding Your Photographer’s Eye, The Art of Composition, Understanding Light and Using Available Light

Requirements: Bring your camera for exercises in the subsequent connecting Workshop: Low-Light Photography in Grand Central Terminal.

About the Instructor: 

Shayok Mukhopadhyay does a wide range of photography, from landscape to photojournalism, with a set of tools ranging from view cameras to video. His recent short films are City As School, about an alternative high school, and Powerless, on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. A solo show of his Québec photographs was held early this year in Toronto. He recently won an Arts Alive Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. Shayok studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the International Center of Photography, New York. His work can be seen at


Shayok Mukhopadhyay
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When & Where

WFM Studios
42 West 38th Street, Suite 1001
New York, NY

Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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NYC Digital Photography Workshops

Our Digital Photography Workshops... So, you just spent all this money on that flashy, new DSLR camera with more buttons than your favorite shirt. And you haven’t the slightest idea where to start. Sound familiar? If so, consider taking one of our numerous workshops in everything from how to use your new DSLR, to composition to fashion photography. Unlike the photography schools in New York City,... we understand that you have just made a huge investment and intend to help you capitalize on that. We offer workshops tailored to your needs and budget. We promise, you will not go bankrupt. Instead, you will be part of a community of photographers, from novice to expert, where you can hone your craft. Our instructors, themselves working photographers, have walked in your shoes. They speak your language and understand your challenges. Yes, intuitive instruction that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Join us today…we would love to have you!

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