Night photography workshops: Pearsonville, San Francisco, and Death Valley

Light painting comparison -- by Joe Reifer

The photos above have the same exposure: 4 minutes at f/8, ISO 200. The difference is 15 seconds of light painting with a flashlight.

1. Troy Paiva and will be working on light painting techniques with a few lucky photographers this week at the Pearsonville Junkyard Workshop. We hope to offer another workshop at Pearsonville next March or April. The best way to make sure you don’t miss out is to sign up for our email notification list.

2. I’ll be teaching a one-night workshop in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday October 16th through the Renegade Meetup group. The tuition is an affordable $69, and this workshop is a great way to learn new light painting techniques.

3. In November I’ll be joining Nocturnes honcho Tim Baskerville for a trip to one of my favorite places — Death Valley. We’ll photograph at a variety of stunning moonlit locations that may include: Furnace Creek Ranch, Rhyolite, Zabriskie Point, Badwater, and the sand dunes near Stovepipe Wells. Daytime lectures will include night photography history and technique. The workshop runs November 19-21, 2010, and tuition is $595. Register on www.thenocturnes.com

Hope you have a fantastic September full moon!