Night Photography

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 27 customer ratings
(27 customer reviews)

$110.00

See Sydney from a different perspective

This night photography workshop is run on various week night evenings throughout the year.

Runs from 6pm to 9pm OR (7pm to 10pm during daylight saving).

Spend an exciting evening learning from a working pro photographer as you capture Sydney’s beautiful lights and iconic harbour-side landmarks. As the city lights come on, and the city comes alive, you will learn creative techniques to help you create postcard quality images in this fun, inspirational and eye-opening experience. Your night photography workshop begins with a harbour-side brief and introduction by your Tutor. As night falls, a whole new world of subjects come to life as you spend the evening exploring the bright lights of the amazing Sydney Harbour and its surrounds.

MAXIMUM NO. OF STUDENTS PER CLASS IS 10

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Learn to find inspiring subject matter after dark

From the moving ferry lights on the harbour to the neon lights of the central business district, the night photography workshop will introduce you to some very simple yet very creative tips and techniques involved in shooting after dark in Sydney.

Control your camera manually as you learn how to expose for mood, capture light blur trails, zooming and light painting techniques, creative portraits at night and much more.

For beginners looking for a fun and exciting introduction to digital photography or enthusiasts looking to brush up on their technique. All you need is a Digital SLR, Hybrid or Micro camera with full manual controls, a sturdy tripod and lots of memory space.

NOT SUITABLE FOR COMPACT CAMERAS WITHOUT FULL MANUAL CAPABILITY.

A TRIPOD IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS WORKSHOP – Please note – we do NOT loan tripods.

* A final weather check will be conducted with the Bureau of Meteorology on the afternoon of each workshop.  This may lead to the workshop being postponed in cases of unfavourable weather reports.  The workshop may run in cases of light showers but not in persistent showers or heavy rain.

N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers

Basic overview of some of the topics that may be covered:

  • Shooting neon signs & fireworks
  • Photographing the moon
  • Night landscapes
  • Night portrait
  • Long exposure techniques
  • Using movement
  • Equipment
  • Safety, camera care & security
  • Working with available light
  • Introduction to manual exposure
  • Composition
  • Working with abstracts
  • Thinking outside the square
  • White balance techniques
  • Creative light painting techniques

This night photography workshop is suitable for both beginners and amateurs using Digital SLR, Hybrid or Micro camera with manual capability.

The workshop is not recommended for compact cameras without full manual mode.

You will need:

  • Your Camera(s)
  • A sturdy tripod (this is essential)
  • A selection of lenses if you have more than one and you would like to experiment with them
  • A torch (to be used in exercises)
  • Lens Hood if you have one
  • Blank formatted memory Card(s)
  • Fully charged camera battery and spare if you have one
  • Your cameras manual(s) – for referencing those hard to find features
  • Dress casual & comfortable with sensible shoes (you may get a little dirty at some locations)

Note: A tripod is ESSENTIAL for this workshop. A lens hood & wide angle lens are recommended. If you do not already have a lens hood or tripod – you should consider purchasing them at your earliest convenience as they are an essential part of any good photography kit. 

This Sydney night photography workshop is $110 for 3hrs Tuition

Your fee includes the following:

  • Professional and experienced Photographer / Tutor for 3 hours tuition

N.B. Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers

MAXIMUM NO. OF STUDENTS PER CLASS IS 10

27 reviews for Night Photography

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I tried some time back to do a course and came away more lost with my camera and feeling I would never ‘get those numbers right’ – zero confidence. I learnt more from Glenn in 3 hours and now so keen to learn more. He was a patient and thoughtful tutor, who really knew how to get information across in a straight forward intelligent way.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just to let you know we had a very informative workshop on Friday night, we were so lucky with the weather, Ben was fantastic and we all learnt heaps. His teaching style was fantastic and everything made sense. Would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    IT WAS AN EXCELLENT NIGHT! Glenn was excellent. He clearly explained the camera basics and gave us useful hints on how make photos attractive even when surroundings are a bit ordinary. It was a very enjoyable and valuable photographic experience.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    The night photography workshop was amazing!!! I have awesome picture now and love what i know know with what to do with my camera and it only took 3 hours!! I would definitely go back to learn the day time ones it is an overall amazing experience and the location was just as good! Ben was awesome and if you didn’t understand or get it right away he would help you out and show you until you did understand it. I loved it I would go back soon!! Thank you so much!!!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great course. I learned so much more about my camera and came away even more confident about using it.. The tutor was informative and his teaching style made understanding the technical aspects so much easier.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    A tremendous experience. Learnt so much and am already looking at other people’s pictures in a different, more attuned way!

    The painting with light stuff was the best.

    3 hours flew by.

    Thanks!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great night! Thanks for all the information Ben. It was a great balance of technical & creative information. Thanks for answering all the questions!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    There’s nothing quite like a sultry, kinetic portrait of the iridescent Sydney nightscape. Starting with the groundwork, experienced photography master Glenn Lockitch ran through some of the basic principles of photography before sharing effective techniques for getting quality long-exposure shots. If you’re after a 3-hour workshop packed with more features than the latest Nikon user’s manual, you’ve found the place!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Awesome experience at Vivid 2016 opening night. Learnt a lot about night action photography, tips and tricks, and functions of my camera I wasnt familiar with. Ben was a great guide – informative, thorough and challenging. Highly recommended for beginner/novice like myself and Vivid is a great medium to cspture.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this course. It was a great complement to the Photography Essentials and Glenn is a great teacher and I certainly feel more confident with my photography having done this course.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    We had a fantastic night; really enjoyable, and so informative. Glenn was an awesome instructor and we would definitely do another workshop with him and with SPW.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    The workshop was brilliant! Ben was a very patient and informative teacher and Vivid a great backdrop! Really learnt an amazing amount and would thoroughly recommend it to beginners or just anyone as a refresher. My children gave me a gift voucher .. what a great gift! Thank you and hope to enjoy more workshops.
    Julie Sinclair – 14 June 2016

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    An outstanding course that offered something for everyone. Ben catered the course to the needs of each individual and challenged participants to try different techniques. Great value and highly recommended.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    The course was very informative with Ben providing personal service to each of us on the night and catering to all skill levels. I found the pace of the course excellent with sufficient time to explore the new skills being taught and feature of the camera previously not well understood. Overall highly recommended and a 5 star course.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    My friend and I did the night course with Glenn last week and it was FANTASTIC. Luckily, we were in a tiny group of three which gave us lots of one-on-one time and meant that things only needed to be explained once. We got some amazing shots of the bridge, city, and Opera House, as well as gained a greater understanding of long exposure, finding the right balance and settings for low light, and had some great fun with torches. We walked away so inspired and have not stopped sharing our photos with people. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    Thanks Ben for the fun evening and information. I learnt heaps and will practise what I have learnt. The tips and fun photos around the Rocks will enable me to think about trying different techniques. Thanks so much.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Glen was an excellent teacher, fully engaged with us for the whole course. He explains things clearly, has lots of great tips, understands every type of SLR it seems and is well organised. Top marks!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    This course is highly recommended. Our teacher, Ben, provided an excellent exposition of the way shutter, aperture and ISO can be manipulated to generate different effects in night photography, and a series of exercises in varying locations in the Opera House Circular Quay precinct. He was a skilled teacher – able to work effectively with both whole group and individuals of divergent skill levels. This ‘enthusiast’ learned a lot, and was delighted with the whole experience.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thanks Ben, had a great time learning how to work my new Nikon camera and also learning new techniques on Friday evening, came home and put some to use last night, well worth it.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    I had a great experience on my night photography class, my teacher was amazing really informative at a simple level for people like me who didn’t know to much about photography. He also took time to help everyone in class with there different camera issues. I learnt so much and am going to keep improving my skills and look into getting a better camera and do more lessons. This course is highly recommend for people with all levels getting to learn new and very creative ways to take photos,

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Grreat experience in and around the Quay.Highly recommend this night course.Ben was so good in his explanations and always willing to help.Do this workshop and you will not go back to AF mode on your Camera .Thank you so much SPW.

  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    Totally enjoyed the short course with Ben, everything was explained very well, just sorry not to have longer and done some shots around the Rocks area.
    Got some great shots of the city and Bridge, would enjoy doing some One on One with Ben as he was very Natural and down to earth.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    I had a very informative experience at the night photography class. My teacher definitely knew what he was talking about and I learnt a lot about photography that I didn’t prior to the class. The photos I captured were also very amazing and looking back on them, I can see what I’ve learnt and what I need to improve on. Overall, I had a very great experience and I really want to apply for another one as soon as possible!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    A very enjoyable evening in which I learned a huge amount about how I can better use my camera off the “security” setting of automatic. Glenn was incredibly patient, making sure that even the slow learners (i.e. me) were able to keep up. He explained the technical stuff in a very user-friendly way. I’m already applying the things he taught and seeing the benefits. Thank you.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Couldn’t recommend enough, both fun and informative!
    Ben was patient and made everything easy to follow and memorable can’t wait to practice more.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was a great course, I picked up some very good tips and ended up with a great set of photographs. I would recommend this course and found our instructor to be very helpful.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    A very awesome experience with Ben and the other work-shoppers. Was also great as it was during VIVID in Sydney and the Crowds were minimal, but mostly due to how much i learnt to capture in understanding photography, and more about what i can achieve. Thanks again.

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