Sydney Photographic Workshops

Night Photography Workshop

Sydney 3 hours

As the city lights come on, and the city comes alive, you will learn creative techniques to help you create postcard quality images in this fun, inspirational and eye-opening experience. Your night begins with a harbour-side brief and introduction from a working pro photographer. As night falls, a whole new world of subjects come to life as you spend the evening exploring the bright lights of the amazing Sydney Harbour and its surrounds.

From the moving ferry lights on the harbour, to the neon lights of the central business district, to the moody and character filled streets of The Rocks, the night photography workshop will introduce you to some very simple yet very creative tips and techniques involved in shooting after dark in Sydney. Control your camera manually as you learn how to expose for mood, capture light blur trails, zooming and light painting techniques, creative portraits at night and much more.

Change the way you see things with a night photography workshop as you learn how to find suitable subject matter by thinking outside the square. For beginners looking for a fun and exciting introduction to photography or enthusiasts looking to switch to manual or looking to brush up on their technique. The night photography course with Sydney Photographic Workshops is a fun night’s photography for people looking to shoot and experiment with like minded people. All you need is a Digital SLR, Hybrid or Micro camera with full manual controls, a sturdy tripod and lots of memory space.


A TRIPOD IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS WORKSHOP - Please note - we do NOT loan tripods.

Basic overview of some of the topics that may be covered:

• Shooting neon signs & fireworks

• Photographing the moon

• Night landscapes

• Night portraits

• Long exposure techniques

• Using movement

• Equipment

• Safety, camera care & security

• Working with available light

• Introduction to manual exposure

• Composition

• Working with abstracts

• Thinking outside the square

• White balance techniques

• Creative light painting techniques


Suitable for both beginners and amateurs using a Digital SLR, Hybrid or Micro camera with manual capability.

You will need:

• Your Camera(s)

• A sturdy tripod (this is essential)

• A selection of lenses if you have more than one

• A torch (to be used in exercises)

• Lens Hood if you have one

• Blank formatted memory Card(s) if shooting digital

• Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one

• Your cameras manual(s) - for referencing those hard to find features

• Dress casual & comfortable with sensible shoes (you may get a little dirty at some locations)

Note: A tripod is ESSENTIAL for this workshop.

*A final weather check will be conducted with the Bureau of Meteorology on the day of each workshop. This may lead to the workshop being postponed in cases of unfavourable weather reports. The workshop may run in cases of light showers but not in persistent showers or heavy rain. Should we need to postpone you will be notified via text message to the mobile number supplied to us.

Images by students and tutors, taken during the actual workshop.

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