Night Photography Class w/ Brian Leary
Why put your camera away after golden hour? When the sun goes down you have an incredible opportunity to create unique images that you will be proud to share.
As long as you have a basic understanding of shutter speed, ISO and aperture, this course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to create stunning images at night and take your landscape and cityscapes to a new level.
What we will cover in the classroom:
- The equipment you will need
- How to compose, focus and find your exposure in the dark
- Using existing light and painting with light
- Planning a trip or night photography excursion
- Tips and tricks to create effect in your images
After a break for dinner we will meet for two hours in the field and put your newfound knowledge into practice.
2-4pm Class- Meet in Glazer's Classroom
4-7pm Break for Dinner
7-9pm Night Shoot- Meet at location. Brian will announce in class.
Growing up in a house with a color darkroom and a father passionate about photography, Brian Leary was quite literally - exposed to photography from birth. With a love for hiking and all things nature he moved to the Seattle area in his early twenties and still calls it home today. Combining an exceptional memory with over a decade of experience in the retail side of cameras, he knows his way around almost every digital camera made. Brian spent nine months of the year selling cameras while on the side photographing weddings, products and real estate along with teaching photography to fund his insatiable wanderlust for the other three months of the year.
Brian has explored more than twenty countries and driven his way through more than two-thirds of the USA. During his travels the natural world around him and the cultures inhabiting them are the focus of his imagery with a strong passion for nighttime landscapes. As a full-fledged travel addict Brian has had the opportunity to photograph everything from endangered rhinoceroses to the Dalai Lamas 50th anniversary of his exile from Tibet.
These days teaching one on one, in classrooms or through workshops in some of his favorite places Brian loves sharing his technical and creative knowledge with anyone interested. Still priding himself on in camera shooting techniques in this digital age, similar to the methods of slide film shooting, the majority of Brian's images are created in camera on a single frame.
When relaxing back in Seattle without a camera, Brian enjoys cooking and exploring the trails of the Cascade Mountains.