We will be taking night photos and check out the cool areas in downtown Los Angeles. We will go through the basics of the technical aspect of photography ( exposure ) and then the creative techniques ( composition ) as we walk all over downtown LA documenting the vibrant nightlife on the streets and inside the buildings.

Tours dates : November 3  to December , 2018
Tour prices : The 3 hour walking tour is $ 125 per person, $ 175 for 2 people. Maximum of 6 photo students
An extra hour is only $ 25 per person or $ 50 for 2 people.

We will be touring :

Pershing Square
The Last Book Store
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Topics I will cover in the night photo workshop:

Triangle of Exposure Basics – Relationship between film speed, shutter speed, and aperture.
Camera operation basics: Using different exposure modes ( auto settings and manual exposure.
Exposure bracketing, White Balance Settings etc,
Shooting HIGH ISO ( up to 6400 ) handheld versus shooting low ISO ( 100 ) with a tripod.
Creative composition using rule of thirds, frame within a frame, leading lines.

Subject Matter : Travel, People, Architecture, Documentary

Your photo assignment for tonight’s shooting :

We will be shooting for a travel magazine in LA that needs photos for an article showing foreign travellers the many fun attractions in Los Angeles they can explore on a budget. These are known as editorial photos. There will be critiques of your photos throughout the night.

Your photo instructors : Elle Gamboa or Salomon Pena  ( night photography specialist ) will be leading the night photo workshop. Be sure to bring a tripod with you.

Triangle of Exposure Chart Above

 

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