Digital Photo 301-Low Light & Special Effects Imagery!
Our 10th Year at Stewart Hall!
Starts Wednesday April 25, 2018.
12 1/2 hours over 5 nights
Pointe Claire Cultural Centre - Stewart Hall
176 chemin Bord-du-Lac / Lakeshore Road
From photographing the stars and the Milky Way, to creating distinctive city nightscapes, panoramic photos and more, this advanced workshop will show you how! This third level advanced workshop focuses on low-light photography both indoor and outdoor, special effects (SFX), panoramic, and stylistic black and white imagery and more!
An evening of outdoor NIGHT photography and "light painting" at Stewart Hall is included.
Learn how to easily create large, stitched panoramic images and prints. Creative elements will be explored through the use of filters and processing techniques using Adobe Photoshop Elements and/or Lightroom 6/CC.
Four assignments with helpful critique will help you enhance and hone your skills.
12 1/2 hours over 5 consecutive evenings - from 7pm till 9:30pm
Only ONE session!
Dates: Wednesdays April 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2018.
Skill level: Advanced.
Suggested prerequisites: Digital Photo 101 or 201
Recommended for persons with DSLR cameras such as
Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony etc.
Presented mostly in English.
Questions answered in English and French.
Maximum class size: 10
Course Outline :
Mastering Manual Mode for superior imagery
Exposure bracketing techniques for best night photos
Best methodology to create stitched panoramic images
Light "painting" a night scene for SFX!
Home made filters for unusual SFX
Camera Spot Meters – How to read and use successfully
From wide angle to telephoto - how lens choices create IMPACT!
Black & White conversions – 3 different methods for best results
GND- Graduated Neutral Density filters- how to balance light levels in a scene
Advanced Photoshop Elements (ver 14, 15 & 2018) processing techniques:
- Using ARC (Adobe Raw Converter) for superior dynamic range & image detail
- Noise reduction techniques for high ISO nightscapes
- Sharpening techniques to make stars "pop" off the screen
- Correcting perspective (example - leaning buildings)
- “Stitching” multiple images to create dynamic panoramic photos
- B&W conversion techniques for best imagery
- Sepia toning for that old “antique” look in B&W
Handouts will be given with the evening’s topic providing detailed information. A weekly Photo Assignment will help you practice techniques learned in the workshops. Participants will be encouraged to bring in completed projects on a USB key, to evaluate and provide insightful critique of their imagery.
The cost for this five-night workshop is $92.00 (taxes included)
Register online at:
In the search box, type: Photo 301
Register by phone, or in person from
Monday to Thursday- 8:30am to 7pm; Fridays- 8:30am to 4:30pm
at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre,
176 chemin Bord-du-Lac/Lakeshore Road in Pointe Claire.
For more information, please call: 514-630-1220
to be missed!