A Shot in the Dark | September 14
An exploration of long exposure photography with an emphasis on light painting to enhance a composition’s appeal. This is a form of still life photography that concentrates on landscape and set-top subject matter. Class will review the basic photography essential to this work and will discuss and demonstrate the different kinds of equipment accessories, especially for light painting. There will be time for reviewing prior class content and Q&A, but this class will be largely hands-on student work.
Students should have a basic knowledge of exposure essentials, including shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and should possess a camera that has manual controls for all three of these functions as well as suitable lenses that can be manually focused. Additional lighting can be added with light sources as simple as handheld flashlights. A sturdy tripod is also essential as well as a way to remotely trigger the camera’s shutter, even if it is just a delayed timer. This class does not require any special software or photo editing skills. Classes will meet at SCAA and at different locations in the South County area.
Class 1, 9/14 - SCAA Studio/Grounds
Class 2, 9/21 - SCAA Studio/Grounds/Nearby
Class 3, 9/28 - Off site - Ninigret - Milky Way Shoot
Class 4, 10/5 - Off site - Kingston Amtrak Station/SC Bike Path Area
Class 5, 10/12 - TBA
Instructor: Bob Mattera
Wednesdays | 5 weeks
September 14 - October 12
7 - 9pm
Members $160 | Non-Members $180