Let's be honest not everyone feels confident going out taking pictures alone at night. It is sad because after dark, for me is like a photographers playground, especially if we have had a bit of rain. This is an opportunity to feel safe amongst others and perhaps trying something different. Night Street Photography is my passion and in our time together we will get the chance to try new ideas, different techniques, play with camera and phone settings and perhaps, perhaps get those images you never thought possible.Detailed description:
Bristol is an endless opportunity for photography during the longer nights. From classic street photography, bokeh as the Christmas lights come on, light trails and reflections, silhouettes, neon signs the list goes on. During our time together under Adrian’s encouragement we will have an opportunity to see what a city looks like at night, try and experiment with different shots and for those would would like, to be a little creative. Based around the Bristol City Centre we will meet around 6.30 and end around 9.00pm. Some of the opportunities we will look at: Seeing at the telling the story of the city at night. Explore the opportunities for silhouettes. Working with light and shadows. Exploring your camera settings. Bokeh photography. Experiment with light trails, even without a tripod! Legalities for photographing people and buildings. Just come wrapped for the weather with camera in hand and see what the city gives us. Although this course is best suited for those with a DSLR there are plenty of opportunities for those with smartphones.
Nothing gets me excited as much as being out in the darker hours, camera in hand and waiting to see what the streets will give me as a gift to photograph. And Bristol in November and December becomes my playground that I pine for during the longer summer days. Christmas lights, possible rides, stalls, light trails, neon signs, reflections, silhouettes and just pure creativity is the sum of our time together. Indeed my night time work this past year has brought be 1st prize in colour print competitions and one image even now adorns the cover of a murder mystery book! Join me, wrap up warm and discover a love for all images after the sun goes down.
Our time together will start around Millennium Square before moving the Harbourside with its evening night life (all very moderate) to some of my favourite alleys ways. Time allowing we may get to photograph St Nicolas Market, Leonard Lane and try our hand at light trails on Park Street
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Walking is no more than a few hundreds at a time and is all on flat terrain. In the event that the shortest routes involve steps there are other easy options for those with mobility issues.