I just learned about this week long workshop, taught by night photography expert, Gabe Biderman and Rocky Mountain School of Photography instructor and landscape photographer Tim Cooper, and once I read about what they’re doing, I was dying to go!!!!
You spend your days in the classroom with Gabe and Tim learning about the camera techniques and post processing for night photography (along with image reviews), and then at night you’re on location in some amazing locales in an intense 6-day total immersion into night photography. What I really loved about this (beside the instructors) is the variety of nighttime shooting opportunities—from shooting Vegas at night to the surreal nightscapes of the Valley of Fire and Zion National Park.
What they’re teaching
They’re going to be teaching everything from mastering star trails to pro techniques for capturing celestial skies, and they’re going to work ya hard but you’re going to learn more in that 6-days than you can imagine. Plus, they just announced that one of their nights in Vegas will be spent in the famous NEON BONEYARD!!! (this collection of over 150 neon signs from the 30?s-90?s will be available to workshop students at night for a 3 hour shoot!! They will be teaching workshop participants how to light paint and breath life back into those nostalgic old signs that have never been accessible to shoot at night before!)
While I haven’t gotten to meet Tim in person yet, Gabe is a personal friend of mine and an incredibly talented fine art photographer (I’ve called Gabe many times over the years for advice and gear recommendations, plus he’s led my New York City World Wide Photo Walks), and I wish I could be there with them—-it just sounds like an amazing experience, (and it’s going to be for some very lucky folks).
Here’s the link with all the details, but check it out soon because it’s coming up March 4th – 9th, so if you can, make plans to join them. If you go, make sure you share some of the photos you got during the workshop with me when you get back, because my favorite shot from the workshop is going to win a full conference pass to the Photoshop World Conference & Expo coming up in DC (or Vegas—their choice!).